Impact Partners
Documentary Producers

With our Documentary Producers Fellowship, Impact Partners aims to celebrate the independent documentary producer and foster producing talent through a yearlong program - featuring workshops with hands-on support of in-progress projects, and discussions with luminaries in the field.


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About the Fellowship

The 2023-2024 Fellowship will be a combination of virtual and in-person meetings. Each session explores a distinct arena and set of challenges facing documentary producers today, such as film finance, festival and sales strategy, the distribution landscape and other critical topics. This year, Fellows should have an in-progress project they are producing and will receive guidance on throughout the program. During each session, guest luminaries—eminent documentary producers and industry experts with distinct areas of knowledge—work closely with the fellows to explore issues of immediate relevance to their current projects and career goals, offering advice, strategies and best practices. Each fellow is awarded a stipend of $1,500 plus travel expenses and receives one-on-one mentorship with Executive Director Jenny Raskin and the Impact Partners team.

Guest luminaries that have participated in past fellowship workshops include: Alexis Bloom, Caitlin Boyle, Josh Braun, Lori Cheatle, Victoria Cook, Lisa Cortès, Lauren DeFilippo, Jess Devaney, Sigrid Dyekjær, Paula Eiselt, Heidi Ewing & Rachel Grady, Kristin Feeley, Howard Gertler, Julie Goldman, T. Griffin, Andrew Herwitz, Amy Hobby, Tabitha Jackson, Penny Lane, Tonya Lewis Lee, Beth Levison, Justine Nagan, Marilyn Ness, Susan Norget, Dawn Porter, Thom Powers, Stacey Reiss, Gabriel Sedgwick, Eric Sloss, Amanda Spain, David Teague, Michael Tuckman, Jamila Wignot, Roger Ross Williams and Eden Wurmfeld. The guests for the upcoming fellowship will be confirmed at a later date. The workshops are moderated by Impact Partners’ Executive Director Jenny Raskin.