FNFVF Friend: Diverse Voices in Docs Workshop Seeks Filmmakers

DVIDflyer2014Chicago, IL) Applications are now being accepted for the Diverse Voices In Docs 2015 program! Apply at kartemquin.com/diversevoices before December 19th!

Diverse Voices in Docs (#DVID) is a professional development and mentorship program for documentary makers of color, organized by Kartemquin Films and the Community Film Workshop of Chicago.

At the core of the fellowship are six engaging 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.

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 demonstrated their commitment to social issue documentary. We will facilitate continued engagement throughout the six-month workshop program, and connect you to an expert community, new collaborators, and a wider network of funders and distributors. The program will culminate in exposure through a final public exhibition.

For more information on the program please email Beckie Stocchetti, Kartemquin Community Engagement Manager at beckie@kartemquin.com or visit kartemquin.com/diversevoices.


FNFVF Director’s Note: FNFVF Inc. encourages Native American film and video makers to apply!


Our New Educational Component!

First Nations Film and Video Festival, Inc. is pleased announce the introduction of a new educational component of the film festival. For years, artists and producers have allowed the FNFVF to maintain their films and videos in the FNFVF Archive in which they agreed to future educational screenings of their works to promote Native American first-voice and self-representation in media. Recently, the FNFVF acquired some public performance rights to a couple of popular Native-produced films, which allows for free, educational screenings.

Now, First Nations Film and Video Festival, Inc. offers to bring Native-produced films and videos to your classroom or organizational presentations free of charge to help promote contemporary Native American culture and society in the classrooms and colleges of Chicago. FNFVF, Inc. has over 10 years of archived films and videos available for presentation screenings as part of a classroom curriculum or as part of ethnic studies presentations.

FNFVF Inc. has a wide range of films and video to fit all classrooms. We will have a list of films available by grade and content and we will bring them to your class or event for screening and can lead in discussions or questions and answers about Native Americans in media. FNFVF Inc. can tailor programs to any class period or time length to suit your needs. If you wish for the First Nations Film and Video Festival to come to your classroom or presentation, feel free to contact FNFVF Director Ernest M. Whiteman III at ernest-3@fnfvf.org.

We look forward to helping you teach your students or colleagues about contemporary Native American culture and society. Contact us today!

Ernest M. Whiteman III, FNFVF Director