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VC in East and West Africa

Filmmaking for Social Change

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.
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Filmmaking for Social Change
Video Spotlight

Quilt 'Till You Drop: Ep. 2, The Playback

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.
Gatherings + Workshops

Upcoming Events

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VCDC's March Gathering
Tue, Mar 28, 6:00 EDT
D.C. Bouldering Project, Eckington Place Northeast, Washington, DC, USA
VCDC's March Gathering Poster
Proiezioni inedite e industry drinks al Cinemino!
Mon, Apr 3, 1:30 EDT
Il Cinemino, Via Seneca, Milan, Metropolitan City of Milan, Italy
Proiezioni inedite e industry drinks al Cinemino! Poster
VC Testimonials

What our members say

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:
This community has been nothing short of home for me, and it reminds me constantly of the agency we carry as storytellers.
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.
Video Consortium provided me with resources, mentorship and the confidence to produce, shoot and edit on my own. VC is a very caring and thoughtful community and I’m grateful to be a part of it!
VC has been instrumental to my career as a freelance visual journalist and documentary filmmaker. I don’t know what I’d do without it.
VC has given me so much knowledge and it keeps me connected with the doc industry, which I love (and need).
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 has become a vital resource for the next generation of nonfiction filmmakers as they set out to tell important stories — in a world that’s in dire need of them.
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 love VC because it connects me to a truly global community of filmmakers and journalists with a passion for telling stories that make a difference.
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.
When crewing up for a shoot or looking to hire new talent, we always turn to the Consortium’s forum first!
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