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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

#DocLab Fellow Cecilia Aldarondo

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…

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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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Firelight Media welcomes 10 new #DocLab Fellows!

Firelight Media Documentary Lab (formerly Producers’ Lab) is excited to welcome ten new Fellows to the Firelight family. The Documentary Lab is Firelight Media’s  flagship mentorship program that develops emerging…

Learn More & Take Action: #BlackPanthersPBS

This past week The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution aired on PBS reaching over a million viewers via broadcast and in online conversations. Here’s a list of ways you can…

#BlackPanthersPBS engages over 1 million in one night!


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Firelight Media Announces 2015 Next Step Media Fund Grantees


FIRELIGHT MEDIA ANNOUNCES 2015 NEXT STEP MEDIA FUND GRANTEES With support from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, Firelight provides funding to eight Firelight Producers’ Lab Participants Today,…