Introducing The Playback, a new digital series produced by #VCmember Sam Vladimirsky. Every other Thursday, we take you behind the scenes of your favorite nonfiction storytelling, from feature docs to the Washington Post's viral TikTok account.
Watch one, or all nine. 👀
Welcome to the first cohort of documentary and visual journalist fellows in our inaugural Solutions Storytelling Project, supported by the Skoll Foundation! See the program's innovative East African organizations who're paired with our talented filmmaker fellows hailing from Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, and Ethiopia.
We believe that strong community plays an essential role in the creation and dissemination of impactful content, and VCers agree. Here's what some of our members have to say:
Don’t take our word for it!
The Video Consortium has been my bedrock in the nonfiction film world, uniting me with kindred spirits who share my values and dreams. This global community has helped me forge unbreakable bonds and seize opportunities I could have never envisioned. Through VC, I can always find inspiring & talented storytellers who are committed to bettering the world and elevating one another along the way.
The Video Consortium was the first documentary collective that I joined! It provided the space to be in community with other filmmakers when I was starting out. It's been so wonderful to see the organization grow and support so many others over the years.
VC helped me find vital funding for my documentary and continues to be a hugely valuable resource in my career. It’s a uniquely supportive and knowledgeable community that always has solutions for even the most esoteric issues of documentary filmmaking.
I can’t tell you how valuable and encouraging it is to show work at VC gatherings, especially thanks to its talented and supportive community. Time and time again, I’ve found collaborators through VC’s forum and through people I’ve met at the screenings.
The Video Consortium provides critical resources to support visual journalists. What's more, the community network and screenings offer inspiration and encouragement for people trying to share important stories with the world.
I’ve been the VC Board president for the last couple of years because I know how important and valuable the organization is to the community. I wish I had the VC when I was a young filmmaker, a place to meet other filmmakers where I could learn and grow everyday.