Join NewFilmmakers Los Angeles (NFMLA) for a conversation with the team at Film Independent about the Film Independent Documentary Lab, which advances the careers of documentary filmmakers by introducing them to professionals and helping them strategize for the completion, distribution, and marketing of their films. We will discuss the program, which includes workshops and sessions with guest speakers, established documentary directors, institutional funders, legal professionals, festival programmers and distributors. Applications are open now and will close on January 27, 2023.
About the Film Independent Documentary Lab
Through a series of meetings and workshops, the Documentary Lab provides creative feedback and story notes to participating filmmakers, while helping them strategize for the completion, distribution and marketing of their films. The program advances the careers of its Fellows by introducing them to film professionals who can advise on both the craft and business of documentary filmmaking.
Over the course of two weeks in May, Fellows attend multiple workshops and sessions with guest speakers, established documentary directors, institutional funders, legal professionals, festival programmers and distributors. Fellows are paired with an experienced Creative Advisor who can provide one-on-one support and insight as they ready their projects for release. The Lab culminates in a final pitch event that offers further opportunity for individualized feedback and discussion with industry executives.
More about the program and application at: https://www.filmindependent.org/programs/artist-development/documentary-lab/