Firelight Media Announces 2015 Next Step Media Fund Grantees

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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,…

Firelight Wins Prestigious MacArthur Foundation Award

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Firelight Media is one of nine nonprofit organizations around the world to receive the 2015 MacArthur Award for Creative and Effective Institutions. The Award, which was announced on February 5,…

PBS Distribution Announces Theatrical Release of The Black Panthers

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We are thrilled to announce that PBS Distribution will distribute The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution in select theaters in the fall of 2015. Beth Hoppe, Chief Programming Executive…

Freedom Summer Gets Image Award Nomination

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Freedom Summer, more relevant than ever, continues to inspire and win accolades. Our documentary about the ten memorable weeks in 1964 when more than 700 volunteers gathered in Mississippi in…

The Black Panthers Selected For Sundance 2015

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We are thrilled to announce that our new documentary, The Black Panthers: Vanguard Of The Revolution, will make its world premiere at the 2015 Sundance International Film Festival! This film…

The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution

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Firelight is proud to announce the completion of the first documentary in our America Revisited series– THE BLACK PANTHERS: VANGUARD OF THE REVOLUTION. In the 1960’s, ready or not, change…

Firelight Launches “Freedom Summer Now”

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Three months after the television broadcast premiere on the acclaimed PBS series, American Experience, FREEDOM SUMMER is still making its mark on communities across the country inspiring activists from Ferguson…

Stanley Nelson Receives the 2013 National Humanities Medal from President Obama

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President Barack Obama recently announced the 10 winners of the 2013 National Humanities Medals, and our very own Stanley Nelson was one of the recipients! Yesterday he received the medal,…

2014 Winners of the Firelight Media Freshman Fund

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Firelight Media announces the 2014 winners of the Firelight Media Freshman Fund (F3) award, which supports non-fiction filmmakers of color ages 30 and under. The winners of the F3 award…

Firelight Films Launches “America Revisited”

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In June Firelight Films launched AMERICA REVISITED– an unprecedented, multi-year project for broadcast on public television’s series Independent Lens. AMERICA REVISITED is a series of three films– The Black Panthers:…