August 31, 2015 10:25 pm
The 2015 Diverse Voices in Documentary (DVID) Graduation will be Sunday, October 11th from 6-9pm at the University of Chicago's Reva and David Logan Arts Center - 915 E. 60th St. Please save the date! DVID Graduation is a special evening where all our 2015 DVID participants are honored and celebrated. The evening will include 3-5 minute clips from each project, a special keynote speaker, and a dessert reception. It also marks the opening of applications for DVID 2016. Stay tuned for more information soon. Now completing its third year, DVID strives to create a network for filmmakers of color to collaborate and support each other, promote films by filmmakers of color, and diversify the documentary field. The 2015 DVID program will graduate 12 fellows who grew their projects over six months of workshops, and participated in a mentorship program that paired established Kartemquin producers and associates with interested participants. In June 2015, these DVID fellows pitched their final projects to representatives from ITVS, POV, WTTW Channel 11, the MacArthur Foundation, the Bertha Foundation, and Chicken + Egg. The 2015 Diverse Voices in Documentary program is made possible by generous support from the Voqal Fund, Kartemquin Films, Community Film Workshop, The Seabury Foundation, Logan Foundation, and The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences. Special thanks to the University of Chicago Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts for their generous donation of event space. Photo: 2015 DVID fellows receive advice from staff of the Sundance Documentary Film Program in a special session at Kartemquin.