Kartemquin Films Launches Diverse Voices in Docs Professional Development Program

Diverse Voices in Docs, a Kartemquin Films program created in association with the Community Film Workshop of Chicago, will mentor 20 emerging documentary filmmakers over the course of 6 months, as they work on their respective projects.

According to Kartemquin, 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 a documentary project, as well as time to network and share experience with a strong 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 demonstrates their commitment to social issue documentary.

Applications are due on December 17, 2012. Apply online here. The first of the six monthly workshops will be held January 2013. For more on the specific nature of the workshops and the application process, visit the Diverse Voices page.

To read comments from the Kartemquin team on the provenance and desired outcomes of this program, visit Indiewire's Shadow and Act blog introducing Diverse Voices.