As we announced in October, Chicago-based Kartemquin Films' has launched a new professional development program aimed at nurturing new Chicago documentary filmmakers of color.
The program, which is called Diverse Voices in Docs, and will be done in association with the Community Film Workshop in Chicago, will mentor 20 emerging documenatry filmmakers over the course of 6 months, as they work on their respective projects.
The program will consist of six intensive three-hour workshops held monthly, with creative advice provided by Kartemquin's staff and associates. Each session will provide practical skill-enrichment designed to help incubate the attendee’s next documentary project, as well as connecting them to an expert community, new collaborators, and a wider network of funders and distributors.
Workshop sessions will focus on applied learning and honing skills in areas such as fundraising, storytelling, production techniques, distribution and marketing.
The program will culminate in exposure through a final public exhibition in late 2013.
Kartemquin and the Community Film Workshop will enroll its first class in January 2013.
The deadline to apply is TODAY - Monday December 17th.
Applicants should be filmmakers who have played a principal role in a completed production (producer, writer, director, editor, etc.) and have experience or work history that demonstrates their commitment to social issue documentary filmmaking.
Last minute interested applicants can find out more information, or fill out an application form, by clicking HERE.
One more time, the deadline is TODAY.
Here's a video explaining more about the program: