With our Documentary Producers Fellowship, Impact Partners aims to celebrate the independent documentary producer and foster emerging producing talent through a yearlong program of workshops with some of the most prominent luminaries in the field of documentary film. For our inaugural group of fellows in 2015, we selected 6 talented emerging producers. Due to the fact that we had a wealth of strong candidates in our first call for nominations, this year we are expanding the program to include 10 fellows.
About the Fellowship
The Impact Partners Documentary Producers Fellows participate in six development workshops to be held in New York City, guided by guest luminaries — eminent documentary producers and industry experts with distinct areas of knowledge. Each session explores a different aspect of film production facing young producers today. The workshops cover film finance, festival and sales strategy, the distribution landscape, legal workshops and other critical topics. During each session, luminaries work closely with each fellow to choose topics and issues with immediate relevancy to their current work, offering hands-on advice, strategies and best practices. Each fellow is awarded $1,000.
Guest luminaries that have participated or are scheduled to participate in the 2015–2016 fellowship workshops include: Victoria Cook, Liz Garbus, Howard Gertler, Julie Goldman, Amy Hobby, Tabitha Jackson, Marilyn Ness, Eden Wurmfeld, and more to come. The guests for the 2016-2017 fellowship will be confirmed at a later date. The workshops are moderated by Impact Partners’ Executive Director Dan Cogan.
For the 2016-17 program, we will select 10 emerging producers. Nominations for the 2016-17 Fellowship are now closed.