Kartemquin opens calls for entries for 2019-2020 KTQ alumni grants

Calling all Kartemquin alumni! Applications are now open for the 2019 KTQ Collaborative: Granting Program.

Learn more and apply here.

The program provides funding towards early-career filmmakers within our community. The grants are available to filmmakers who currently are enrolled in or who have previously participated in our Filmmaker Development Programs (Diverse Voices in Docs, KTQ Labs, and the KTQ Internship), and for those filmmakers who are currently engaged in co-productions with Kartemquin.

Kartemquin Films has over a half century of experience in supporting filmmakers in making high-quality, impactful social-issue documentary films through our collaborative production model. In recent years, the organization has developed a portfolio of filmmaker development programs that provide training, mentorship, feedback, and other resources to early stage filmmakers. These programs emphasize filmmakers and films from and about the midwest, and particularly those from underrepresented groups whose voices have traditionally been heard as subjects of films rather than as makers — or were left out of the narrative entirely. 

In 2019 these funds to support diverse and emerging filmmakers have been made possible by the Sage Foundation and the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. These new funds provide an additional, highly valuable resource for Kartemquin’s support of early career independent documentary filmmakers.

The recipients of the grants will be announced at the 2019 Kartemquin Films Empowering Truth Benefit Luncheon on October 29, 2019.