July 15, 2013 1:54 pm
We are delighted to announce that the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) has awarded a grant of $7,500 to our Diverse Voices in Docs program.
The program, which Kartemquin operates in collaboration with the Community Film Workshop of Chicago, just completed its first session of providing six months of mentorship and training to documentary filmmakers of color. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences was also a funder for the first year of the program, and we are very pleased to note they have increased their funding for Year 2 as a result of seeing the program in action and hearing the very positive feedback from the filmmakers involved.
The names of the 2013 Diverse Voices in Docs (DVID) fellows are listed below, with their project titles (links to work if available). We will be featuring their work in a 'graduation ceremony' this November in Chicago, which will also serve as the launch event for application to the 2014 DVID class.
We are very excited to see the work of these filmmakers develop over the coming months and years, and thank them for making the first Diverse Voices in Docs a success beyond our expectations.
- Camille S. DeBose - Hidden Brilliance
- Darryl Pitts - The Evolution of the Black Leading Man
- Derek Grace - College Week
- Grantlin Banks - Rocky Road
- Heather Charles - Our Most Medically Fragile
- Jesus Mario Contreras - My Father's Knee
- Jonathan Ashley - Untitled Tom Burrell project
- Junko Kajino - Uncanny Terrain
- Kelly Pope - All The Queen's Horses: The Rita Crundwell Story
- Pamela Sherrod Anderson - The G Force
- Philister Sidigu - You Don't Live Here Anymore
- Raymond Lambert - P.A.I.D: Pro Athletes In Development
- Ronnie Reese - Tough Love
- Shahari Moore - Brooks People
- Shuling Yong - World Class Learning
- Tony G. Williams - Carbonerdious: Rise of the Black Nerd
- Tracey Scruggs Yearwood - Sagging Behind
- Zia Nizami - Dope Sick
For more information on DVID email DVID@kartemquin.com.