Photo with someone looking through a camera with text New Angle Fellows

Applications are open for this program! Please read the eligibility requirements fully before you apply.
Apply here!

About NAF:

New Angle Fellows is a 10-month fellowship that supports six underrepresented and emerging documentary filmmakers who are creating their own work and hoping to get to the next step in their filmmaking journey.
This cohort of six members will support one another and get the opportunity to:

  • learn about pitching, grant-writing, and more. 
  • learn from and connect with advanced filmmakers. 
  • receive a $3000 stipend to support in producing your documentary.
  • have access to SPNN equipment that is available only to New Angle Fellows and staff
  • have access to future programs and funding opportunities afforded only to SPNN program alumni
  • gain access to the New Angle Fellows network 

This year, fellows will be required to:

  • Attend all sessions (dates to be determined and a schedule will be provided at the start of the program)
  • Complete a strong sample of their film
  • Attend the final pitch screening where they pitch their film to the community and show their sample. 
  • Engage with the other fellows in the cohort
  • Complete tasks assigned as part of the fellowship
  • When your final film is complete (whenever that may be and after any film festival runs and other distribution obligations), share your film back to the community via SPNN channels.

You are eligible for this fellowship if you meet the requirements below:

  • You have been a resident of Minnesota for the past year.
  • You will live in the Twin Cities Metro Area throughout the duration of the fellowship.
  • You are a member of a marginalized and underrepresented community: BIPOC, LGBTQ+, women or non-binary, disabled, etc.
  • You are 18+ years old.
  • You are NOT enrolled in a higher education institution during the duration of this fellowship.
  • Your production takes place within the United States, or you have created a thorough plan for your international production with a strong back-up plan in case travel is not possible. 
  • You are an emerging filmmaker. Emerging filmmakers are defined as:

    • Artists who have an ongoing commitment to working in media production, rather than engaging in it as a hobby, pastime or occasional pursuit.
    • Artists who at the time of the application have generated, completed and publicly presented/published documentary work.
    • Artists whose primary goal is to generate new documentaries, as opposed to remounting or re-interpreting existing works.
    • Artists who are in the early stages of their creative development. Artists who have a focused direction and goals, even while still developing their artistic “voice”.
    • Artists who have yet to be substantially celebrated within their field, the media, funding circles or the public at large.

About the Application:
The application is due on October 10, 2021 and includes three pieces:

  1. The application
  2. An artistic resume
  3. A work sample (submit an entire completed piece but specify up to 5 minutes for the panel to view)


The application is open! Please apply here!


The anticipated schedule:

Through October 10: Applications are open

October 10 through Oct. 22: Applications are reviewed

October 25 through November 5th: Interviews

November 8 through 12: Deliberations

November 15 through 19: Acceptance notifications

Program will start in late November or early December.



The Jerome Foundation logo. In black letters on white background it says New Angle Doc U Fellow is supported in part by a grant from the Jerome Foundation.

Former Fellows

  • 2020-2021 Fellows

    Adrian 'Yani' Forreman

    Sequoia Hauck

    Benji Perez Gonzalez

    Kou Lee

    John Mbanda

    Adrian Wilson

  • 2019-2020 Fellows

    Adrian Mack

    Adja Gildersleve

    Kevin Yang

    Tommy Franklin

    Bao Vue

    Za'Nia Coleman

  • 2018-2019 Fellows

    Aida Al-Kadi

    Georgia Fort

    Cameron Yang

    Phillip McGraw

    Lizzie Hutchins

    Xiaolu Wang

    Tahiel Jiminez