Kartemquin, Community Film Workshop and Chaz Ebert to honor documentary makers of color at Diverse Voices in Docs 2014 Graduation

Event: October 5th, 6:00pm at Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts, 915 East 60th Street, University of Chicago. FREE. RSVP: http://kartemquin.com/diversevoices.

Graduating fellows from Diverse Voices in Docs (DVID), a professional development and mentorship program for documentary makers of color, will be celebrated at a free, public event at the University of Chicago’s Logan Center at 6:00-9:00pm on October 5th.


Diverse Voices in Docs (DVID) 2014 Graduation - Save the date!

We are proud to celebrate the success of the 2014 Diverse Voices in Documentary (DVID) program with the announcement that the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences has increased their grant award to $10,000 for the 2015 year. DVID, a collaboration between Kartemquin Films and the Community Film Workshop of Chicago, recently completed its second year providing six months of mentorship and training to documentary filmmakers of color.


Final class of Diverse Voices in Docs 2014 ends with funder pitches

Diverse Voices in Docs (DVID) is a professional development and mentorship program for emerging documentary filmmakers of color, organized by Kartemquin Films and the Community Film Workshop​. At the core of the program are six engaging monthly workshops, with creative advice provided by Kartemquin Films’ world-class staff and associates. Each session provides practical, skills-based enrichment designed to help incubate and strengthen the participants' next documentary project​s.


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

Remembering Ronn Pitts

Ronn Pitts (via WBEZ)

All of us at Kartemquin are sad to learn of the passing of Ronn Pitts. A legend of the Chicago film scene who shot some of the great events of the civil rights era and inspired many young filmmakers as the first black cinema professor appointed by Columbia College Chicago, his presence will be greatly missed.

Here are remembrances from Kartemquin producers who knew him well.



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