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Apply to the 2019 Doc U Program

March 11, 2019

Are you interested in creating your own documentary film? Do you have a story you really want to tell?

SPNN is now accepting applications for our 2019 Doc U Program--Applications are open through March 25th!

Geared toward low-income adults and underrepresented communities, our Doc U Program hopes to create a supportive environment for first-time documentary filmmakers to tell their stories and stories of their communities. Doc U is a FREE 16-week beginner program for 12 limited income and underrepresented adults to learn camera, editing and documentary production from SPNN staff and Twin Cities artists. The program runs Monday evenings 6-9 PM, May 6th through August 19th with a community screening of participants’ completed films on Saturday, August 17th from 1:30-5 PM.

The program’s purpose is to shed light on voices and topics that otherwise go unheard in mainstream media. Participants will be guided through the creative process, learning all aspects of documentary filmmaking. This includes training in video camera techniques; the use of sound and lighting equipment; and video editing using Adobe Premiere CC.

Last year’s cohort created films on topics such as the measles outbreak in the Somali community, gentrification in Minneapolis, domestic violence legislation, and suicide in the military. You can see these films here.

If you’re interested in past participants’ experiences click here to read blogs written throughout the process.

To learn more about Doc U click here.

Click here to apply.

We're looking forward to meeting all the new participants!

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