Here are some of the Frequently Asked Questions we've received about the Fellowship's nomination and application process. If you have any other questions not included here, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
When will the workshops be?
As the workshops are dependent on our guest luminaries' availability, we will not have a confirmed schedule in advance. The first workshop will be in December 2016 after the announcement at DOC NYC, and continue through 2017.
Can I Skype or call into the workshops?
No, all fellows will need to attend the workshops in person to allow for a greater level of intimacy and privacy. Because of this, all applicants must be based in the New York area or willing to travel to all 6 of the workshops.
Are international producers eligible?
We welcome applicants from all over the world! However, all applicants must be willing to travel to our office in Brooklyn, NY for all of the workshops.
Will you provide travel assistance?
Unfortunately, we are not able to provide any travel assistance to fellows beyond the $1000 stipend, which can be used however they prefer.
Can I nominate myself?
No. All applicants must be nominated by a key crew member that they have worked on a past or ongoing project.
Can I apply with my producing partner?
While we welcome producers who have worked together to apply for the same year's cohort, we consider all applicants as individuals. We require individual nomination and application forms for all applicants.
Can one person submit multiple nominations?
Yes! If you know of more than one worthy candidate, we encourage you to nominate multiple people.
Does it help me to be nominated by more than one person?
We only require one official nomination. However, you are welcome to ask additional colleagues to send in supplementary nominations and we will take them into consideration when evaluating your application.
Am I eligible to apply if my only documentary was a short?
Yes, as long you have worked on at least one documentary film of any length in the role of Producer, Line Producer, Co-Producer or Associate Producer, you are eligible to apply.
What if my only film is incomplete?
If you fulfill the other application requirements, but your film has not been completed, you are still eligible to apply. However, we ask that you please include an explanation of why the film has not been completed.