Film can open our minds to hard truths and move us to action. At Brave New Films, we tell stories that mobilize people to make a difference. We believe that social justice documentaries have an impact on the most pressing issues of today and are essential tools in the hands of committed activists working for change. We need diverse voices to join us in this mission!
The Brave New Fellows Program offers activist storytellers from communities of color and/or economically marginalized communities a one year, paid opportunity to work with Brave New Films and learn how to create and distribute media that makes a difference. By working alongside experienced staff from our production, distribution or outreach team, fellows build practical skills in digital storytelling, production, post-production, campaign strategies, outreach, research, and social media. The fellowship equips activists to use film to support their social justice work, and prepares them for jobs in nonprofits, alternative media, and documentary filmmaking.
To complement the on-the-job learning, fellows meet and network with film directors, activists, leaders of organizations, journalists, politicians and organizers, and they receive training in camera operation, database management, communication, and more. Fellows are also matched up with mentors outside of BNF, already working in the fellow’s field of interest.
As compensation, each fellow receives $800/week for the duration of the fellowship, medical and dental insurance, and PTO (paid time off). Fellows work full time (M-F, 9:00-6:00) in our Culver City, CA office.
For fellows coming from outside the United States, we assist with visa/immigration processing and compensate a portion of travel expenses. However, relocation and housing expenses are not provided by Brave New Films.
Should you apply?
This fellowship is a perfect fit, if you….
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How to apply:
Begin the process by carefully reading through the fellowship descriptions for post- production, community outreach, and digital communications, and decide which one best fits your interests and skills. This is the one area in which you would like to spend the whole year.
Then, complete and submit the application form by Friday, September 21st, 6:00 PM (PST).
August 9 – Application process opens
September 21 - Completed applications due by 6:00 PM (PST)
September 26 - 27 - Candidates invited to second round
October 1 - Second round task due by 6:00 PM (PST)
October 3, 4, 5 - Phone interviews
October 16 and 18 - Final interviews via Skype
October 25 - 26 – Finalists contacted
January 14, 2019 - Program begins
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Brave New Films is an Equal Opportunity Employer and employs without regard to sex, race, color, national origin, religion, age, handicap or any other basis prohibited by applicable law.