Our mission is to democratize the media industry — to ensure that all nonfiction filmmakers and visual journalists have the tools, support, and community needed to bring impactful, compelling true stories to life.
While VC is an organization for professionals, we also recognize that media students would greatly benefit from mentorship by and with our network of incredibly talented storytellers — to get a taste of the real world, learn from the pros, and get inspired as they craft their own journeys.
And that's why, as of November, 2022, media students and recent graduates are now eligible for membership. Come for the guidance, stay for the people, and uplift those who come after.
Absolutely. Eligible student members are studying or recent graduates of nonfiction storytelling or journalism. You must have a foundational production skillset, at least one sample of nonfiction video work to present, and a substantial record of their interest in pursuing a career in nonfiction visual media (through documentary/journalism classes, accreditation, etc).
You bet. Students and recent graduates are eligible for 50% off premium membership.
Unfortunately not — you must already have a foundational skillset of journalism or a media practice, and be actively moving towards a professional media career. With limited resources, we unfortunately can only accept folks who're positive they'll enter this industry.
Awesome. Email firstname.lastname@example.org and let's discuss.
When you're just starting out (or about to start out) in the industry, it's hard to know where to begin, right? Well, we help you find your footing — through supportive community, mentorship, and connections that help you develop into the journalist, filmmaker, or storyteller you want to become.