The Video Consortium's work is made possible by the generosity of people like you. Uniting thousands of video journalists and documentarians from hundreds of cities across the globe, our grassroots organization is democratizing the field by facilitating connections and opportunities beyond borders and cultures. We actively champion compassionate storytelling and diverse voices to promote a more inclusive, kind, and just world.
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"Supportive networks like VC that create community by providing spaces for filmmakers/journalists to connect, learn from each other and reflect on our work are crucial for our survival in this industry. We need these moments of togetherness."
— Rebecca Day, Filmmaker, Therapist
“VC has been instrumental to my career as a freelance visual journalist and documentary filmmaker... Most of my work and connections have come through VC. I’ve worked for almost every major media outlet, shooting and producing incredible projects as a local who takes pride in showing visitors my community. I don’t know what I’d do without it.”
— Nick Childers, Documentary Filmmaker, Photojournalist, VC PGH Lead Organizer
"The Video Consortium is important to me because too often short documentary filmmakers have almost no place to find togetherness or share their pursuit of truth and artistry. The Video Consortium provides that space to connect and collaborate which has a direct effect on a journalist and filmmaker's ability to inform and inspire the public."
— Ben Proudfoot, Director, Founder, Breakwater Studios
“When crewing up for a shoot or looking to hire new talent, we always turn to the Consortium’s forum first.”
— Bianca Consunji, Creative Production, Netflix
"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."
— Poh Si Teng, Executive Editorial Producer, ABC News Studios
“This community has been nothing short of home for me, and it reminds me constantly of the agency we carry as storytellers.”
— Colin Marshall, Video Producer, NPR
"The Video Consortium has provided a great support network and a vital community of like minded peers. In many ways it represents a form of "mutual aid" that is rarely found in this industry."
— Joshua Wallman, Emerging Filmmaker
"I started freelance filmmaking full-time in 2020, a super volatile and scary year to do it! So I’m super grateful to this mentorship program which helped me find my footing and provided amazing resources. Most importantly I was able to connect with producers, cinematographers, editors, directors, and learn from their journeys. I feel more confident navigating the world of freelance filmmaking as a professional."
— Hai-Li Kong, Filmmaker + Participant in the VC x Sony Mentorship Program
"I feel empowered as a filmmaker. I bet I'm probably the person with the least amount of experience within my program, but I felt just as much of a filmmaker in many of my conversations because of my perspective and my point of view. Personally, the benefit of the mentorship and even getting to use Sony gear was understanding how much my point of view matters, and I felt that the whole way."
— Dave Kalema, Emerging Filmmaker + Participant in the VC x Sony Mentorship Program
“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.”
— Victoria Rivera, Film Director
“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.”
— Jesse Rudoy, Producer
“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.”
— Ann Derry, Executive Producer + VC Board Member
“The Consortium’s forum is the best— like the video gig bible. I moved across the country for a residency I found through it.”
— Olivia Merion, Filmmaker
"I'm so grateful that the VCxHayden5 Grant Program committee saw something in my work and decided to get behind it. I was able to begin working on this documentary because of the gear I had access to. I'm forever grateful."
— Ifeyinwa Arinze, Filmmaker