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Before You Begin

Thank you for your interest in Film Independent's Documentary Lab.

This two week program will take place in from Monday, May 1 to Thursday, May 11, 2023.  The program will be held virtually.

Applicants must submit a work sample which should include a minimum of a polished trailer and scene selects, all the way up to a rough cut. 

Filmmakers that have yet to complete the majority of principal photography and those that do not yet have any footage assembled are not eligible to apply.

All applicants will be notified 3-4 weeks before the program start date.

Please complete and submit the following electronic application form. You will be able to save your application and add documents or information until the application deadline.  It is recommended that you keep a backup of your answers in a separate document. Save early and often. You can verify that your application has saved by logging out and logging back in.

Once you click "submit," the application is considered final and no additional information will be accepted.  If you do not click "submit," the application will not be considered.

For more information please contact artistdevelopment@filmindependent.org

Applications Open: October 6, 2022

Regular Deadline: January 27, 2023

Extended Member Deadline: February 10, 2023

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