Firelight 2020 Year in Review: Program Highlights

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COVID-19 RAPID RESPONSE

As COVID-19 lockdowns began, Firelight Media remained open and operated remotely. In partnership with the International Documentary Association (IDA) and ITVS, we provided rapid-response resources and information to our community of filmmakers who were immediately impacted by the pandemic.

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BEYOND RESILIENCE

In June, Firelight Media pivoted from a planned in-person public program series to launch Beyond Resilience, a digital conversation series created by and for BIPOC filmmakers. The series, which will continue in the new year, includes curated conversations that explore the challenges, strategies, and experiences of creating and distributing work during a time of crisis.

INAUGURAL WILLIAM GREAVES FUND

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INAUGURAL IMPACT CAMPAIGN FUND

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Clockwise from top left: Christopher Everett, Jude Chehab, Ivy MacDonald, Sierra Urich, Ivan MacDonald, Brittany Shyne, and Jota Sosnowski.
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Clockwise from top left: Tadashi Nakamura, Isabel Castro, Nyjia July, Eloise King, Zack Khalil, Robie Flores, and Adam Khalil.

NEW COHORT OF DOCUMENTARY LAB FELLOWS

In November, Firelight Media announced its new cohort of Documentary Lab fellows. The new class brings Firelight’s Documentary Lab community to over 100 fellows across its 11-year history.

Firelight Media is dedicated to supporting documentary filmmakers of color and cultivating audiences for their work. We’re #changingthestory.

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