Application deadline: November 1st, 2019 11:59pm CST

Diverse Voices in Docs

Diverse  Voices in Docs (DVID) is a nine-month professional mentorship and development program for documentary filmmakers of color from the Midwest, organized by  Kartemquin Films and the Community Film Workshop Of Chicago. 

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants should have  played a principal role in a completed production (producer, writer,  director, editor, etc) and have experience or work history that  demonstrated their commitment to social issue documentary.

Applicants must be a legal US resident.

Applicants must NOT be a full-time student.

Applicants commit to participating in all aspects of the program and attending all 6 classes.

There  is no application fee. An enrollment fee of $100 is due upon acceptance  to the program. Decisions will be based on finalist interviews and work  samples.

The Diverse Voices in Docs program will not provide:  project funding or legal advice. For more information on the program please email

Kartemquin Films