The Academy ups support to Diverse Voices in Docs

We are delighted to announce that the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) has awarded a grant of $7,500 to our Diverse Voices in Docs program.

The program, which Kartemquin operates in collaboration with the Community Film Workshop of Chicago, just completed its first session of providing six months of mentorship and training to documentary filmmakers of color. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences was also a funder for the first year of the program, and we are very pleased to note they have increased their funding for Year 2 as a result of seeing the program in action and hearing the very positive feedback from the filmmakers involved.

The names of the 2013 Diverse Voices in Docs (DVID) fellows are listed below, with their project titles (links to work if available). We will be featuring their work in a 'graduation ceremony' this November in Chicago, which will also serve as the launch event for application to the 2014 DVID class.

We are very excited to see the work of these filmmakers develop over the coming months and years, and thank them for making the first Diverse Voices in Docs a success beyond our expectations.

For more information on DVID email DVID@kartemquin.com.