Sisters in Cinema logo of the silhouette of a woman with afro. Text reads "2023 Sisters In Cinema Documentary Fellowship"

Apply now to the Sisters In Cinema Documentary Fellowship!

The Sisters in Cinema Documentary Fellowship is a career-long support program for emerging Black women and gender non-conforming Chicagoland based non-fiction mediamakers.

The 2023 program is a creative and career-based fellowship for directors who are working on their first or second short or feature-length non-fiction film. Three to six directors will be selected to participate. Program participants will receive support through a $5,000 grant for their project, creative and career development workshops and coaching, and online and in-person check-ins with the cohort and the Sisters in Cinema team. 


Applications open March 1, 2023. Click here to apply.

A virtual Info Session for the fellowship takes place March 15, 2023 from 6:30 – 7:30 pm CST. Register here to attend.

Applications close on Monday, March 27, 2023 at 11:59PM CST. You are able to edit your application up until this date.

Each application will be reviewed and scored by our team. Finalists will be invited to interview with the team via Zoom in April.

All selected 2023 Documentary Fellows will be informed by May 31, 2023. The program begins in June 2023.

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