July 2018

Photo credit: Jamel Mosely | NeXt Doc Fellow Jalena Keane-Lee meets documentary filmmaker Grace Lee via Skype.
Photo credit: Jamel Mosely | NeXt Doc Fellow Jalena Keane-Lee meets documentary filmmaker Grace Lee via Skype.

Young Filmmakers Find Confidence and Community at NeXt Doc

Early last month, 16 emerging documentary filmmakers arrived on campus for NeXt Doc, a week-long intensive program that supports the next generation of diverse documentary storytellers. The program, collaboratively organized by Youth FX and the Logan Nonfiction Program, features award-winning filmmakers sharing knowledge, inspiration, and screenings; practical workshops from leaders in the documentary industry; and plenty of time for young participants to bond and learn from one another.

“NeXt Doc upended my expectations about how much a week can change the course of your career and can alter your perceptions about your craft,” said César Martínez, a 23-year-old filmmaker from San Antonio, Texas, based in Brooklyn. Most powerful for him was when participants screened one another’s films in the common room of the dormitories. “It was organic, unexpected, and full to the brim with… Read more >

You Make It Happen

Sometimes a gift can be truly transformational. The Jonathan Logan Family Foundation helped establish the Logan Nonfiction Program through generous funding in 2015. The foundation works tirelessly to ensure that independent journalists have the tools they need to get vital work completed and out to the public and policymakers. Through the Logan Nonfiction Program, more than 100 journalists from around the world have not only finished their books, magazine articles and documentary films, but have formed a close community of support as Logan Nonfiction Fellows.  We are incredibly grateful to the Jonathan Logan Family Foundation for their ongoing support.

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