Announcing Diverse Voices in Docs (DVID) Fellows of 2014

The Diverse Voices in Docs (DVID) Fellowship is a collaboration between Kartemquin Films and Community Film Workshop in Chicago. It is a six-month, intensive program designed to help mid-career filmmakers of color increase their skillset, build their professional network, and move their documentary film projects forward toward completion. Please join us in welcoming our 2014 Diverse Voices in Docs Fellows: Jeff Baraka Cathena Evans W. Joelle Gonzalez-Laguer David D. Grace Stephen Hatch Thavary Krouch Bing Liu Esau Melendez Bryant Monteilh Noel Occomy Ife Olatunji Lourdes Ortega John Owens Anuradha Rana Toni Reed Anton Seals Kamau Tyehimba Samuel Vega Lajwanti Waghray Support for Diverse Voices in Docs comes from The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, KatLei Productions, and The Sage Foundation. Continued

Watch "The Hall" - a new video about our Archive Project

Formed in 1966, Kartemquin has been producing social issue documentaries for almost 5 decades. In the process, we've amassed a huge archive of production elements, somewhere in the region of 18,000 reels, tapes, discs, cards, and hard drives. Find out more here. We think the Kartemquin Archives will be of great use to film scholars, filmmakers and historians for years to come, both as record of our work, of Chicago history, and of documentary media making in the midwest. If you would like to donate to support this effort to preserve it, please visit http://www.kartemquin.com/donate. Directed, produced and edited by Aniluz Mercedes (Kartemquin Intern - Fall 2012). Continued

Sundance to host 20th anniversary Hoop Dreams screening

Sundance Institute today announced that the newly restored Hoop Dreams (1994) will screen in the 'From the Collection' program at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival, 20 years after the film made its world premiere at the 1994 Festival. The recently completed restoration represents the collaborative effort of Sundance Institute, UCLA Film & Television Archive, the Academy Film Archive and Kartemquin Films. Filmmakers Steve James, Peter Gilbert and Frederick Marx and subject Arthur Agee are expected to participate in an extended Q&A immediately following the January 20 screening. The 2014 Festival will be January 16-26 in Park City, Salt Lake City, Ogden and Sundance, Utah. Continued

Justine Nagan makes Crain's Chicago "40 under 40" list

Crain's Chicago has selected Kartemquin executive director Justine Nagan for their prestigious annual "40 under 40" list of Chicago's "next generation of leaders." Justine, who has led Kartemquin for five years as ED, originally joined the organization as a volunteer/intern in 2003, after being inspired by seeing our films Stevie and Refrigerator Mothers. Under her guidance we have greatly strengthened our programs for filmmakers, fundraising and marketing, without compromising our production of quality documentaries (in fact, we've greatly increased that, too). Yet, Justine states that "the one characteristic every leader should possess is a sense of humility." Continued

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