Call for Submissions

A-Doc Impact Fellowship

Asian American Documentary Network (A-Doc)



Feb 15, 2024


Feb 12, 2024

The A-Doc Impact Fellowship seeks social justice-oriented leaders, filmmakers, impact strategists, thinkers, doers, and believers with ideas for projects that organize within and support AAPI communities to bring about long-term, equitable social change by leveraging nonfiction film, narrative strategies, or storytelling.

A-Doc will award three (3) Impact Fellows a grant ($20,000) towards the implementation of their Impact project and a year-long fellowship program (12 months, March 2024 – March 2025), designed for the Impact Fellows to be in community with a cohort of peers, collaborators, co-conspirators, and leaders within the documentary film and social justice ecosystem. A-Doc will carefully craft the program to be tailored towards the needs of each Impact project to provide the optimal amount of support and mentorship required. Fellows are expected to complete their proposed projects by the end of the fellowship.


Ideal candidates have some experience with developing collaborative or community-based projects that involve the AAPI community and incorporate key elements of non-fiction/documentary film, narrative strategies, or storytelling. Candidates are in alignment with A-Doc values and promise to contribute to a collaborative learning environment. We value applications with diverse backgrounds, experiences, abilities, and expertise.

Eligible Impact Fellow Candidates:

  • Are at least 21 years of age
  • Are committed to working collaboratively with their cohort members
  • Are in alignment with A-Doc values
  • Demonstrate a practice or deep interest in supporting the AAPI community through film, art, and storytelling
  • Are familiar with the cultural history and issues impacting the AAPI community
  • Projects must focus and center AAPI communities and/or participants
  • Participants must be prepared for their participation in the Impact Fellowship cohort between March 2024 – March 2025 (including travel). See below for more information.
  • Only one proposal per applicant will be accepted.
  • Must be based in the U.S.