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Firelight Media Documentary LabSubmissions are now open for the Firelight Media Documentary Lab, an 18-month fellowship program that supports filmmakers “from racially and ethnically underrepresented communities” who are at work on either their first or second feature-length documentary film. Those interested in submitting their project must be its sole or co-director, be located in the United States, and cannot be in school nor submit a student film. The deadline for submissions is June 12, with decisions made in the 12–16 weeks thereafter.Deadline: June 12
Rocky Mountain Women’s Film FestivalThe Rocky Mountain Women’s Film Festival is accepting submissions through June 30. Films must be directed, produced, or edited by women, or reflect the festival’s mission
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