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.
Watch Episode Two of "The Playback," an original series from the Video Consortium that offers a behind-the-scenes peek at the creative processes of some of today's top emerging documentary filmmakers. In this episode, director Olivia Merrion describes how she discovered the "Olympics of Quilting: and the inspiration she found in her subjects.
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.