Our Stories Matter – More Than Ever

As the reality of the presidential election sinks in, we at Firelight have begun to think about the role of documentary filmmakers in our society today. Over the last year…

We Need Your Input

Dear Firelighters – This year we celebrate 15 years of telling underrepresented stories, supporting diverse filmmakers and attracting diverse audiences. We couldn’t have reached this anniversary without your support and we…

Notes from the PBS Annual Meeting

Carol Bash, a Firelight Documentary Lab Alum, attended the PBS Annual Meeting in Chicago, IL May 16 – 18, below she provides a few key takeaways for independent documentary filmmakers.…

#DocLab Fellow Cecilia Aldarondo on Orlando

It took me the better part of a week to figure out how I feel about the Orlando shooting. I keep thinking of all the young Latino–the vast majority Puerto…

An American in Sheffield…

In early June, I found myself in Sheffield, England, an industrial city best known as the backdrop for the late ‘90s crowd pleaser The Full Monty. Thanks to the generous…

Color of Impact Panel at Tribeca 2016

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We Make the Road by Walking Panel at Tribeca 2016

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Celebrating Black Independent Film Pioneers: Bill Greaves & Bill Miles

Please join us as we explore the work, legacy, and lives of Bill Miles and Bill Greaves on Feb 27th, 6:30 pm. Before Spike Lee, Henry Hampton, Stanley Nelson, St.…

Christine Turner’s Homegoings Had Its World Premiere at MoMA!

Christine Turner, Firelight media’s talented Producers’ Lab member, had the World Premier of her film Homegoings at MoMA’s Documentary Fortnight 2013. An oversold crowd at the MoMA gave Turner a…