2024 Next Doc Fellowship Program

Deadline Date: February 26, 2024

 Donor Name: Youth FX

 Grant Size: Not Available


Applications are now open for the Next Doc Fellowship Program to create space for non-fiction filmmakers of color ages 21-25 years’ old who have historically not had access to development programs that build their documentary storytelling skills and expand their networks of support.

NeXt Doc is a program of Youth FX, and made possible with funding from JustFilms Ford Foundation, Perspective Fund, MacArthur Foundation, New York State Council on the Arts, NoVo Foundation, and assistance from their robust community of advisors and supporting partners. 

The 2024 NeXt Doc Fellowship kicks off with a week-long in-person convening that takes place Wednesday, May 22nd to Tuesday, May 28th at Galusha Hill Farm Lodge, a 600 acre artist retreat space and farm in Topsham, Vermont. The intensive is followed by a year of tailored one-on-one mentorship, peer-mentorship, skill-shares, online masterclasses, access to film festivals and key industry convening’s, and one-of-a-kind access to the diverse community and offerings brought forth by Youth FX, the organization behind the NeXt Doc fellowship program.

Eligibility Criteria

  • They highly encourage women, people of color and LGBTQIA filmmakers to apply.
  • NeXt Doc is intended to be accessible to all filmmakers who are eligible to apply no matter their financial status. There is no cost to apply, and selected fellows will attend the opening convening free of charge with all travel, food, housing costs fully covered.

For more information, visit Youth FX.

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