At the core of the program 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 in late 2013.
Please welcome the class of 2013!
Camille S. DeBose
Jesus Mario Contreras
Jonathan Ashley Amsterd
Pamela Sherrod Anderson
Tracey Scruggs Yearwood
Applications are now closed, and will re-open in Fall 2013 for the 2014 class.
Application deadline: Monday, December 17th
Acceptance notification: Monday, January 7th, 2013.
Saturdays, 1-4pm: Jan 26, Feb 23, March 23, April 20, May 18, June 22.
1. PROJECT DEVELOPMENT. Led by a variety of filmmaking professionals from Kartemquin.
2. STORYTELLING. Led by Artistic Director and Co-Founder Gordon Quinn.
3. FUNDRAISING & FINANCE. Research, prospecting, grantwriting, editing a demo, event planning and crowdfunding, led by Kartemquin Executive Director Justine Nagan.
3. Project Development Case study - discussion of demos, pitching and film pre-production assessment and planning led by Justine Nagan and Gordon Quinn.
4. DISTRIBUTION & OUTREACH. Led by Director of Communications & Programs Tim Horsburgh.
5. KTQ LABS CRITIQUE & SKILL WORKSHOPS. Workshops led by Technical Director Jim Morrissette and others.
6. FUNDER ROUNTABLE. A panel discussion with a select group of Chicago funders in media arts and documentary distributors about the current industry landscape, documentary support and upcoming deadlines.
Location: All sessions except for the KTQ LABS critique will be hosted at Community Film Workshop, In Residence at the Harris Park, 6200 S. Drexel, Rm 201, Chicago, IL 60637: Phone: (773) 752-9335.
Applicants are evaluated solely by their application
Decisions will be based on applicant interviews and work samples.
Applicants must be a legal resident
Applicants must NOT be a full-time student
Applicants must commit to participating in all aspects of the program. This includes attending classes, etc.
There is no application fee. However a program fee of $110 is due upon acceptance in the program.
Decisions will be based on finalist interviews and work samples.
Accepted applicants will also be automatically invited to Kartemquin’s monthly KTQ Labs: Feedback Screenings events.
The Diverse Voices in Docs program will not provide: project funding, equipment or post-production access.
This new initiative is provided with support from: The Joyce Foundation, The Academy for Motion Picture Arts & Sciences, Kartemquin Films, The Community Film Workshop & Kat Lei Productions.