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Kartemquin, Community Film Workshop Of Chicago Want To Mentor Young Filmmakers Of Color

By Chuck Sudo in Arts & Entertainment on Nov 6, 2012 10:12PM

2012_11_6_DVID.jpg Kartemquin Films has spent 46 years largely chronicling the ups and downs of inner city Chicago life. Now they want to pass on their experience to up-and-coming filmmakers of color.

Diverse Voices in Docs is a six-month mentorship and development program by Kartemquin and the Community Film Workshop of Chicago where emerging filmmakers of color will network, share their experiences and learn the skills necessary to bring their documentary films to life. The Joyce Foundation and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences are funding the project with a goal of bringing 20 filmmakers into the program.

Kartemquin and the Community Film Workshop are hosting a public kick-off event for the program 6:30-8:30 p.m. Nov. 8 at the Community Film Workshop's offices at 6200 S. Drexel Ave. Aspiring filmmakers of color interested in applying for the program should email here. There is a Dec. 17 deadline.

Diverse Voices in Docs from Kartemquin Films on Vimeo.