Applications are now open for the 2023 BAVC MediaMaker Fellowship!
The BAVC MediaMaker Fellowship provides a unique opportunity for early-career documentary directors to grow in a nurturing community as they set forth to shape their films and their careers. BAVC Media is looking for nonfiction filmmakers with bold vision and a deep, authentic relationship to the stories they are telling, especially those traditionally underrepresented in the industry, to join in this immersive and participatory fellowship experience.
Over the course of a year, eight first-and-second-time feature documentary directors from across the U.S will work through the stumbling blocks of their projects with support from mentors and experts from across the industry. Developing skills, building relationships, and gaining insights that will continue to nourish their career and their craft long into the future—all while building strong bonds with fellow filmmakers. Along with tailored workshops, intimate conversations with established filmmakers, and in-depth feedback sessions throughout the year, fellows receive $10,000, paid festival attendance, and future opportunities from BAVC Media as a program alum.
Applications are open through January 3. LEARN MORE + APPLY!