Black background with a yellow circle and the words Spotlight Shorts Series with a soft spolight over the image

Spotlight Shorts Series is a pilot program launched in fall 2020 to support beginner/emerging documentary filmmakers. Participants are placed in a small group and each production group must work together to complete a short documentary about a current and urgent community topic assigned by SPNN staff. They have six weeks to complete this documentary and get one-on-one check-ins with mentorship from staff.

If you are interested in being considered for the next round of this pilot program, please fill out this interest form by November 30th!

Questions? Contact Michael at or Joua at

This program is made possible with a grant from the McKnight Foundation.

red background with white text McKnight Foundation