Announcing the 2022 Diverse Voices in Docs (DVID) Fellows

Kartemquin Films and the Community Film Workshop of Chicago today announced the six new 2022 Diverse Voices in Docs (DVID) fellows.

Welcoming the 9th cohort, DVID is a professional mentorship program for Midwestern documentary filmmakers of color, created by Kartemquin Films and the Community Film Workshop of Chicago. Fellows are chosen from a pool of applicants with a demonstrated commitment to social issue documentary. 


Unapologetic Broadcast Premiere as part of POV's 34th Season

On Thursday, May 6, 2021 – POV returns to PBS in July with its 34th season, a slate of films that reaffirm public media’s vital role as a platform for the people and in sparking national dialogue. America’s longest-running documentary series’ newest season follows artists, activists, elders, comedians, frontline workers and politicians across the globe as they navigate their personal stories and the larger histories under which they take shape.


Ashley O'Shay Receives Inaugural CIFF Groundbreaker Award

Following her Athena Breakthrough Award, Unapologetic director, producer, and cinematographer Ashley O'Shay has been named as the recipient of the Groundbreaker Award. The Groundbreaker Award, which is sponsored by CoverMyMeds, is presented to a pioneering filmmaker in their field whose work has proven to lift up marginalized voices. This recognition comes with a $5,000 cash award to help support the filmmaker’s future work. 


DOC NYC Roadtrip featuring Yvonne Welbon, Jiayan "Jenny" Shi, Maria Finitzo, Diane Quon, and Ashley O'Shay

Join us on Facebook Live Wedneday, October 28th at 3:00 – 3:45 pm ET / 2:00 – 2:45pm CT as the next stop on the virtual DOC NYC Road Trip. The series was created to check in with filmmaking hubs across the country. Host Thom Powers will talk with filmmakers, programmers, and filmmaking advocates as they share documentary news and preview some of DOC NYC’s 2020 slate. 


Finding Yingying, Unapologetic to be showcased as part of IDA Documentary Screening Series

Year after year, IDA brings together both films and their creators to industry insiders and film enthusiasts throughout the fall season. This year, IDA's curated collection of the most acclaimed documentary film is going online! 2020 will showcase 35 documentaries from October to January. This year’s Screening Series includes 16 projects by BIPOC filmmakers, 20 by women-identified filmmakers, and 11 by filmmakers from our international community.

The Digital 2020-2021 Screening Series: