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Firelight Media was founded by the winner of the 2016 Lifetime Emmy Award in News and Documentary, Stanley Nelson, along with Marcia Smith. Firelight is best known for producing high-quality…

Join the Firelight Team!

About Firelight Media Firelight Media is a non-profit organization dedicated to developing emerging documentary filmmakers who tell stories about people, places, cultures and issues that are underrepresented in the mainstream…

Firelight Media Documentary Lab Open Call

The Firelight Documentary Lab launches its first ever open call for submissions in order to broaden impact and regional representation.

June 13th, 2017 – New York, NY – Today, the Firelight Documentary Lab launches its first ever open call for submissions in order to broaden impact and regional representation. The…

Firelight is Hiring!

Firelight Media was founded by the winner of the 2016 Lifetime Emmy Award in News and Documentary, Stanley Nelson, along with Marcia Smith. Firelight is best known for producing high-quality…

Field of Vision and Firelight Media Announce Documentary Shorts Series “Our 100 Days”

Field of Vision and Firelight Media Announce Documentary Shorts Series “Our 100 Days” Initiative Will Commission and Distribute Short Films December 14, 2016 – NEW YORK, NY – Today, Firelight…

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…

Black Lives (and Stories) Matter: Part III

For 15 years, Firelight has produced films that expose injustice, illuminate the power of nonviolent protest, and tell a history seldom told. We have chosen to document moments in U.S.…

Black Lives (and Stories) Matter: Part II

This is the second in a series of blog posts about Black Lives Matter. Post I Today’s almost daily video of a fatal shooting at the hands of police prompts…

Black Lives (and Stories) Matter: Part I

This is the first in a series of weekly posts regarding Black Lives Matter. At Firelight, we are committed to telling stories by and about the marginalized – people that…

STANLEY NELSON TO RECEIVE LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD AT THE 37TH ANNUAL NEWS & DOCUMENTARY EMMY® AWARDS

We are so excited to announce that our very own Stanley Nelson is the Lifetime Achievement honoree for the 2016 News & Documentary Emmy Award. Since 1989, Stanley has chronicled the African American experience in…