Find out more about the program and apply here. Deadline is December 7, 2015.
Film Independent’s Documentary Lab is Now Accepting Submissions
Film Independent's Documentary Lab is Now Accepting Submissions
Got a feature-length or hour-long documentary film in post-production? Go ahead and apply to the Film Independent Documentary Lab.
Held in Los Angeles in April, the Film Independent Documentary Lab is an intensive five-week program designed to help filmmakers who are currently in post-production on their feature-length documentary films. Through a series of meetings and workshops, the Documentary Lab provides creative feedback and story notes to participating filmmakers, while helping them to strategize for the completion, distribution and marketing of their films.
The program serves to advance the careers of its Fellows by making introductions to film professionals who can advise on both the craft and business of documentary filmmaking. Lab Fellows attend multiple guest-speaker sessions with established documentary directors, producer, and editors, and each is paired with an experienced Creative Advisor who can provide support and insight as the Fellows ready their projects for release.
Note that in general Film Independent is seeking projects already in the rough-cut stage, but may consider exceptional projects in an early phase of post-production. Both first-time and experienced directors are welcome to apply.