DEADLINE: Dart Center Documentary Film Fellowship

Event Date: 
October 4, 2023

Supported by The Dart Foundation of Mason, Michigan, the inaugural Dart Center Documentary Film Fellowship is a unique seminar program is designed for senior and mid-career filmmakers who wish to deepen their knowledge of emotional trauma and psychological injury, delve into documentary ethics and craft challenges and enrich their professional engagement around violence, conflict and tragedy.

The week-long fellowship, to be held February 11-17, 2024 in Grand Cayman, will bring together 10-12 documentary filmmakers with leading experts in trauma science and innovators in documentary practice, and provide opportunities for the exchange of ideas, knowledge sharing and peer-learning.

The program will equip filmmakers with the knowledge and skills to approach victims and survivors with sensitivity and depth; understand the complexity of trauma survivors' experiences; tell more insightful, multi-dimensional and nuanced stories about those impacted by trauma; make more informed, ethical choices when covering traumatic events; and create self-care and peer support plans that span development through distribution, awards and streaming runs.

The fellowship covers round trip travel to Grand Cayman, six nights of lodging, meals and expenses directly related to participation.

The application deadline is October 4, 2023 at 5pm EDT. For more information and to apply, please visit here.

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