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Apply for VC membership to join our global network of talented nonfiction storytellers around the globe!

Our membership process takes about ten minutes to complete, and our community team thoroughly reviews all applications on a rolling basis. Expect to hear back from us within five business days.

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VC is committed to growing an inclusive global community of nonfiction storytellers. If your economic circumstances or environment prevent you from paying our $10 application fee or Gold tier fees, please reach out directly to us at community@videoconsortium.org.

VC for Enterprise and Schools
Interested in partnering with VC to help your staff or students make great work with a big impact? VC offers group discounts to schools, orgs, and the like. Send us a note to find out if you're eligible.

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+ $10 application fee. Fill out our application with your portfolio to be considered for Essential membership. Note: these donations help sustain our nonprofit operations; email us if your situation urgently prevents you from donating this fee.

What You Get

  • Core Directory access and search
  • Core Directory listing (public + private)
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  • Access to Jobs & Gigs Board
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  • Access to Gatherings and Workshops
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$89 per year

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+ $10 application fee. Fill out our application with your portfolio to be considered for Gold membership. Once your application is approved and you've completed a payment for 1 year of membership, this $10 fee will be waived.

What You Get

  • Everything in VC Essential, +
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  • Quarterly Virtual Coffee Exchanges
  • Opportunity to serve on VC Advisory Council
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Eligibility: Professionals

Eligible Video Consortium members are actively working in visual journalism, documentary film, or social/emerging media-driven nonfiction storytelling, with bylines or credits that represent their professional industry work and reach. Also requisite is a passion for impactful storytelling, for helping others, and for making the media industry a more collaborative and welcoming place for all.

To join the community, it’s required that you’re actively working in documentary or video journalism. If commercial work is your primary focus, that’s ok—as long as you have nonfiction experience and credits. You must be currently working on a nonfiction project or projects (anything from hands-on producing to assisting in the camera department to managing a video department) and have a passionate desire to share and connect with fellow nonfiction creatives to grow and learn, together.

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Eligibility: Students

Eligible student members are studying or recent graduates of nonfiction storytelling and/or journalism and/or nonfiction communications. You must have a foundational production skillset, at least one sample of nonfiction video work to present, and a record of interest in to pursuing a career in nonfiction visual media (through documentary/journalism classes, accreditation, etc).

Students and recent graduates are eligible for 50% off premium membership.

Please contact us to receive a discount code.

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Eligibility: Enterprise

Interested in getting a group membership for your employees, students, colleagues, or fellow community members? Contact us for eligibility on group membership discounts.

Interested in doing more, and partnering with us? We partner with mission-driven and strategically aligned companies and organizations, large and small, across the world to support creatives making great work through events, community outreach, story calls, collaborative programming, and more.

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