Chicago-based Kartemquin Films has opened applications for the 2017 Diverse Voices in Docs (DVID) program.
Organized in partnership with the Community Film Workshop of Chicago, the fellowship gives 12 mid-career docmakers of color mentorship from Kartemquin and Community Film Workshop staff and filmmakers.
Participants meet six times a year in four-hour monthly workshops and also have a chance to pitch to a panel of doc funders that includes ITVS, MacArthur Foundation, WTTW Channel 11, POV, Chicken and Egg, and Bertha BritDoc Foundation.
The deadline to apply is Dec. 19 and the program begins in January.
Launched in 2013, DVID recently hosted a graduation ceremony for the 2016 participants at Chicago’s Arclight Cinema as part of 50-year-old non-profit production company‘s fall festival. This year’s keynote speaker was (T)error director Lyric R. Cabral.
“It is imperative for communities to voice and create media that represents them, especially in this political climate,” said DVID coordinator Anu Rana in a statement. “The 2017 Diverse Voices in Docs fellowship supports filmmakers of color and is dedicated to tell their stories.”
For eligibility info and submission criteria, visit www.kartemquin.com/diversevoices.