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Kartemquin Films Accepting Applications for Diverse Voices in Docs 2015 Program

Kartemquin Films Accepting Applications for Diverse Voices in Docs 2015 Program

Chicago-based
documentary production group Kartemquin Films (“The interrupters,” “Hoop Dreams,” “Life itself,” “The Homestretch,” “The Trails of Muhammad Ali”) has announced that it
is currently accepting applicantions for their 2015 Diverse Voices in Docs program.

The program,
which is done in association with the Community Film Workshop in Chicago,
will mentor 20 emerging documentary filmmakers over the course of 6 months, as
they work on their respective projects.

According to
Margaret Caples, the Executive Director of the Community Film Workshop: “Our goal is to empower ordinary citizens in
the use of media and to provide them access to resources to produce first-voice
social issue documentaries.”

Tim
Horsburgh, tha Director of Communications and Distribution.for Kartemquin further
adds that: “Community-building is at
the heart of all our work, and so in this program, just as with our acclaimed
internship, the goal will be as much on fostering collaborative connections
between the filmmakers as it will be on honing skills. We’re aiming for nothing
less than ensuring the healthy future of Chicago’s documentary scene. To do
that, we need to make sure opportunities are provided in underserved
communities.”

The
fellowship, which is organized by Beckie Stocchetti, Kartemquin’s Community Engagement Manager,.will consist of 6 three-hour workshops at the Community Film
Workshop, with creative advice provided by Kartemquin Films’ world-class staff
and associates. Each session will provide practical skill-enrichment designed
to help incubate your next documentary project, as well as time to network and
share experience with your cohort of participants.

The deadline
for next year’s program is December 19th, so go HERE to find out more information and the fill out the application form.

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