Impact Partners
Documentary Producers
Fellowship

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. 

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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 in past fellowship workshops include: Victoria Cook, Heidi Ewing & Rachel Grady, Kristin Feeley, Howard Gertler, Julie Goldman, Andrew Herwitz, Amy Hobby, Tabitha Jackson, Justine Nagan, Marilyn Ness, Thom Powers, Morgan Spurlock & Jeremy Chilnick, and Eden Wurmfeld. The guests for the 2018 fellowship will be confirmed at a later date. The workshops are moderated by Impact Partners’ Executive Director Dan Cogan and VP for Development & Filmmaker Relations, Jenny Raskin. 

For the 2018 program, we will select 10 producers for the fellowship. Nominations are now closed.