Call for Filmakers: Documentary Lab Fellowship Program
Category: Fellowships / Residencies Deadline: 06/15/2021 Website: http://www.firelightmedia.tv/doc-lab-open-call
The Firelight Media Documentary Lab is an 18-month fellowship program that supports filmmakers in the United States from racially and ethnically underrepresented communities working on their first or second feature-length documentary film. The Documentary Lab provides filmmakers with a $15,000 grant toward their projects as well as customized mentorship from prominent leaders in the documentary world, professional development workshops, and networking opportunities.
Firelight Media will consider all types of long-form documentary projects – historical, investigative, personal, vérité, and experimental.
Firelight Media utilizes the Core Documentary Application. As part of your submission, you will need to share a work sample no less than 10 minutes and no longer than 30 minutes.
-Only the director of the film is eligible to apply and enter the program. We can accept co-directors if they meet all eligibility requirements. If you’re applying with your co-director, please indicate that in your application.
-Filmmaker must be from a racially and ethnically underrepresented community and be residing in the United States, Puerto Rico, and other U.S. territories.
-The project must be a long-form/feature-length documentary; the Lab does not accept short documentaries, series, or fiction projects of any kind.
-Film must be a work-in-progress. We accept films from early production through production or post-production. We do not accept films in pre-production or completed films.
-Filmmaker must be an emerging documentary filmmaker (working on their first or second feature length documentary).
-Filmmaker cannot submit a student film to the lab.
Contact: Firelight Media