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Applications due Oct. 3, 2022.

New Angle Fellows is a 7-month fellowship that supports underrepresented and emerging documentary filmmakers who are creating their own work and hoping to get to the next step in their filmmaking journey. This cohort of six members will get the opportunity to learn skills and knowledge from more advanced filmmakers and gain support from one another. Fellows also receive a $3000 stipend to support them in producing their documentary.



You are eligible for this fellowship if you meet the requirements below:

  • You are a resident of the Twin Cities Metro Area and are living here throughout the duration of the fellowship.
  • You are a member of a marginalized and underrepresented community: BIPOC, LGBTQ+, women or non-binary, disabled, etc.
  • You are 18+ years old and NOT enrolled in a higher education institution from Fall 2022-Spring 2023. 
  • You are an emerging filmmaker. Emerging artists are defined as:

    • Artists who have an ongoing commitment to working in the media production, rather than engaging in it as a hobby, pastime or occasional pursuit.
    • Artists who at the time of the application have generated, completed and publicly presented/published documentary work.
    • Artists whose primary goal is to generate new documentaries, as opposed to remounting or re-interpreting existing works.
    • Artists who are in the early stages of their creative development. Artists who have a focused direction and goals, even while still developing their artistic “voice”.
    • Artists who have yet to be substantially celebrated within their field, the media, funding circles or the public at large.

You must also have the capacity to meet the program requirements from November 2022 through May 2023. This includes:

  • Attend monthly sessions  (dates will be determined soon)
  • Engage with other fellows in the cohort to support one another
  • Complete a 3-10 minute work-in-progress or completed documentary film to show in a public event in May 2021
  • Submit the film to air on SPNN's channel after the film has been completed and submitted at film festivals of the filmmaker's choosing


About the Application:

The application includes three pieces:

  1. The application
  2. An artistic resume
  3. A work sample (up to 5 minutes of material)

Doc U alum are highly encouraged to apply, though you must have created work beyond the Doc U program. If you are a Doc U alum who has not been able to produce work but would like to gain more experience, please contact Za’Nia at 

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This cohort of six members will support one another and get the opportunity to:

  • learn about pitching, grant-writing, and more. 
  • learn from and connect with advanced filmmakers. 
  • receive a $3000 stipend to support in producing your documentary.
  • have access to SPNN equipment that is available only to New Angle Fellows and staff
  • have access to future programs and funding opportunities afforded only to SPNN program alumni
  • gain access to the New Angle Fellows network 

This year, fellows will be required to:

  • Attend all sessions (dates to be determined and a schedule will be provided at the start of the program)
  • Complete a strong sample of their film
  • Attend the final pitch screening where they pitch their film to the community and show their sample. 
  • Engage with the other fellows in the cohort
  • Complete tasks assigned as part of the fellowship
  • When your final film is complete (whenever that may be and after any film festival runs and other distribution obligations), share your film back to the community via SPNN channels.

Former Fellows

  • 2021-2022 Fellows

    David J. Buchanan

    Brian Few Jr. 

    Devon Young Cupery

    Pallav Kumar

    Abdi Mohamed (Abdi Rage)

    Kelly Huang

  • 2020-2021 Fellows

    Adriana 'Yani' Forreman

    Sequoia Hauck

    Benji Perez Gonzalez

    Kou Lee

    John Mbanda

    Adrian Wilson

  • 2019-2020 Fellows

    Adrian Mack

    Adja Gildersleve

    Kevin Yang

    Tommy Franklin

    Bao Vue

    Za'Nia Coleman

  • 2018-2019 Fellows

    Aida Al-Kadi

    Georgia Fort

    Cameron Yang

    Phillip McGraw

    Lizzie Hutchins

    Xiaolu Wang

    Tahiel Jiminez

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