Impact Partners
Documentary Producers

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.

Applications to join our fifth cohort of Documentary Producer Fellows are now closed! Thanks to everyone who applied. You can see our new cohort of Fellows at the link below.

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About the Fellowship

The 2021-2022 Fellowship will be a combination of virtual and in-person meetings. Each session explores a distinct arena and set of challenges facing documentary producers today, such as film finance, festival and sales strategy, the distribution landscape, legal workshops and other critical topics. During each session, guest luminaries — eminent documentary producers and industry experts with distinct areas of knowledge — work closely with the fellows to explore issues of immediate relevance to their current projects and career goals, offering hands-on advice, strategies and best practices. Each fellow is awarded a stipend of $1,000 plus travel expenses and receives one-on-one mentorship with Executive Director Jenny Raskin and the Impact Partners team.

Guest luminaries that have participated in past fellowship workshops include: Alexis Bloom, Josh Braun, Lori Cheatle, Victoria Cook, Sigrid Dyekjær, Heidi Ewing & Rachel Grady, Kristin Feeley, Howard Gertler, Julie Goldman, Andrew Herwitz, Amy Hobby, Tabitha Jackson, Beth Levison, Justine Nagan, Marilyn Ness, Thom Powers, Stacey Reiss, Roger Ross Williams, Eric Sloss, Amanda Spain, and Eden Wurmfeld. The guests for the upcoming fellowship will be confirmed at a later date. The workshops are moderated by Impact Partners’ Executive Director Jenny Raskin.