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Sisters in Cinema, DocuClub providing consulting opportunities to filmmakers
2021-10-07

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Sisters in Cinema—a Chicago-based 501(C)3 that aims to center and celebrate Black girls, women and gender non-conforming media makers—and DocuClub, a work-in-progress screening series, have entered into a strategic partnership to provide filmmakers and creators with a platform to showcase their rough cuts as well as solicit feedback from their peers and audience.

Through this partnership, select filmmakers from the Midwestern region are paired with seasoned story/editing consultants to help them integrate audience feedback into their film. To apply, a filmmaker must identify as an independent producer and/or director of the original project who also self-identifies as a Black woman or gender-nonconforming person.

The project must be in post-production at the late rough or fine cut stage at the time of the screening—almost finished but with room for changes based on feedback. Overall, the project cannot be picture-locked.

"Sisters in Cinema is ecstatic to partner with DocuClub." said Sisters in Cinema founder/CEO Dr. Yvonne Welbon. "For many, DocuClub is the first opportunity for a filmmaker to share their work-in-progress in an intimate setting with a general audience at a critical moment in their process, and Sisters in Cinema can't wait to be a part of that journey."

Due to the limitations of the COVID-19 pandemic, the screenings will be held virtually on the Eventive platform, and feedback discussions will take place in Zoom meetings immediately following screenings.

Applications are on a year-round, rolling basis. Interested applicants can submit at: www.documentary.org/docuclub/submit. To learn more about Sisters in Cinema and programming, visit www.sistersincinema.com .


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