Tomorrow night, the Community Film Workshop of Chicago hosts the free, public launch of Diverse Voices in Docs, a new professional development and mentorship program for emerging documentary makers of color. Please join us.
Created through collaboration between Community Film Workshop and Kartemquin Films, and backed by funding from Joyce Foundation and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, we are hoping to mentor 20 emerging docmakers over 6 months as they work on projects. The deadline for applications is December 17th. Get more details on the program and apply online today.
Judging by the early applications we have already received and the enthusiastic support among the media and film community, it confirms our opinion that there is a definite need out there for this program. We look forward to discussing it more with the community tomorrow in the hopes of making the program a great resource for Midwest documentary storytellers.
Thanks to the following for supporting the program already! We hope more people will spread the word!
— TribecaFilmInstitute (@TribecaFilmIns) November 6, 2012
Does anyone know if there's a UK equivalent?: “Diverse Voices in Docs” to give new opportunities to filmmakers of color kartemquin.com/diversevoices
— DocGeeks (@DocGeeks) November 1, 2012
— Ra Joy (@Ra_Joy) October 31, 2012
— TheOpEdProject (@TheOpEdProject) October 31, 2012
— Karim Ahmad (@the_karachi_kid) October 30, 2012
— BBC Storyville (@bbcstoryville) October 30, 2012