November 8, 2021

Spark Fund – Technical Workshop for Applicants

Join Firelight Media on Monday, November 8 at 12pm ET for a technical workshop about applying for our Spark Fund. This webinar is intended for Spark Fund applicants and will provide a detailed overview of how to complete the application. There will be time designated for a Q&A with attendees.


Accessibility Notice: This workshop will include live closed captions as well as simultaneous Spanish translation.

Technical Workshop Overview

  1. Welcome Remarks – Marcia Smith, President, Firelight Media
  2. Application Instructions Overview – Michon Boston, Spark Fund program manager
  3. Attendee Q&A (via Webinar Chat) – Moderated by Spark Fund coordinator Antonia Thornton

The application for Firelight Media's Spark Fund is open now. Applications will be accepted through Wednesday, December 29, 2021. View the application here.

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Beyond Resilience x SXSW: Making Music Docs That Aren't One Note

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Beyond Resilience: The Future of Film Programming

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Beyond Resilience Masterclass: Producing Documentaries with Impact

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Beyond Resilience: Editing While BIPOC

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October 13, 2022

Beyond Resilience Masterclass: The Making of Tubman/Douglass

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October 1, 2022

Firelight Media x Femme Frontera: From Short to TV

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