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newportFILM lab

2022 newportFILM lab October 21 – 23

John Behrens, Nicole Hirsch Whitaker and Robb Moss

Antonia Colodro, Justin Deegan, Daniel Götz, Lauretta Prevost, Serena Violet Hodges and Jane Macedo Yang

newportFILM lab brings together up to seven emerging documentary cinematographers in a farmhouse just outside of Newport, Rhode Island for an immersive weekend of workshops facilitated by leading filmmakers and cinematographers. In this intimate, focused environment, cinematographers will have time to reflect on their process, share their work with peers and receive mentorship and critiques. newportFILM lab is hosted at the Norman Bird Sanctuary, a wildlife sanctuary and education center with more than 325 acres of diverse habitats and seven miles of hiking trails.

2019 lab alumni included Nausheen Dadabhoy, Jessica Earnshaw, Lucas Guilkey, Dana Kalmey, Robert Kolodny, Souki Mehdaoui and Christina Shaman. Mentors facilitating the 2019 lab were Shana Hagan, Nelson Hume and Robb Moss.

Who Should Apply?
Cinematographers early in their careers currently working on a documentary film project.

2022 Dates
The newportFILM lab will be held Friday, October 21st through Sunday, October 23rd.

Travel and Accommodation

Food and lodging will be fully subsidized for those accepted into the lab. Each cohort member will receive a $500 travel stipend to offset travel costs to Newport, Rhode Island. Participants will stay at the Norman Bird Sanctuary.

Deadline to Apply

Friday, September 16, 2022