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Announcing Our Special Initiative on Emerging Forms of Documentary Storytelling

By Diana Barrett, The Fledgling Fund: I am fascinated with immersive storytelling projects that are pushing the boundaries of more traditional storytelling modes and have been exploring a range of projects—some are rudimentary and some have great power, such as de la Pena’s Hunger in Los Angeles project. Many rely on technologies that allow us to move between digital and physical realities and these technologies are becoming more accessible.…


Fledgling Completes First Engagement Lab

In October, we wrapped up our first Fledgling Engagement Lab. The Lab brought eight social issue documentary film teams together along with experts and mentors to design and implement effective outreach and engagement strategies. After 18 months of programming, we are incredibly proud of the results.…


Announcing Film Outreach and Engagement Project Grants

Our new rolling application cycle opened in July 2015!  We are thrilled to announce grants to the following projects:   DAUGHTERS OF THE FOREST Directed by Samantha Grant Daughters of…


The Power of Virtual Reality and Interactive Documentary

Written by Sheila Leddy: I recently attended IDFA and spent a lot of time at the DocLab Expo: Seamless Reality. With over 30 installations, about a third of them virtual reality projects, I was able to really explore different approaches to virtual reality and interactive storytelling. The DocLab Interactive Conference on Sunday and the smaller summit the next day provided an opportunity to go deeper into this field and to hear from creators and leaders.…


Fledgling Congratulates Emmy Award Nominees and Winners

Fledgling congratulates all of the 2105 News and Documentary Emmy Winners, and especially our grantees, After Tiller for Best Documentary and When I Walk for Outstanding Information Programming – Long Form.…


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