This 12 week free program is meant to engage LGBTQ+ members of our community with an opportunity to explore the creative art of storytelling through documentary media production. We hope to empower the stories and experiences of individuals who identify as queer, transgender, nonbinary, and/or intersex in communities of color and low income or working class residents of San Jose and Santa Clara County.
Participants will be encouraged to research an issue of personal and community relevance, receive mentoring through the process of documentary filmmaking, and will leave the program will a fully produced short documentary about their chosen topic.
Each participant will have access to our professional community media team and resources. This will include the production equipment, technical training, and mentoring needed to develop artistic and media making skills so they might bring the spirit of innovation and empowerment home to their communities. Additionally, all participants will receive a small monetary stipend for their time and a free one year membership to CreaTV San Jose.
If you are interested in applying to the DocuMentorMe program, please click on the link below and fill out the following form.
Applications will be open until end of day on Friday, Sept 4th. The program runs from September 26th through December 19th.
Story: You must have an original idea for a short documentary.
Capacity: You must want mentorship from CreaTV staff and visiting artists. You must also be able to meet all program dates.
Age: You must be 18 or older to be a part of this program.
Residency: You must be a resident of Santa Clara County.
Background: This program is focused on supporting stories and voices from the traditionally underrepresented and/or underserved LGBTQ communities. Further consideration will be given to those who are from:
Other Requirements: You must complete the program requirements to receive full stipend and one year’s membership. If selected for the program, you will become a member of CreaTV and will be held to policies and procedures agreement. By submitting an application, you agree to the eligibility requirements.