UNIONDOCS Summer Documentary Labs


322 Union Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11211


Apr 21, 2021


Mar 29, 2021

Be challenged. Get inspired. Move your project forward leaps and bounds.

Join a select group of emerging filmmakers to think through every aspect of your work-in-progress in this tightly structured program.

The UnionDocs Summer Documentary Labs are based in one of NYC’s most exciting neighborhoods, Williamsburg, Brooklyn. For Summer 2021, they are also available to join remotely.


Applicants must have a documentary project in early phases of development. Applicants should have demonstrated access to their subjects and/or the ability to pursue the proposed project given the right resources. It is best if applicant already has some footage to work with. Applicant should not be completed with production.
Applicants should have a Bachelors Degree or equivalent in experience.

Fees have been set up to be as a low as possible, while also providing for a meaningful experience in a well-organized environment. UnionDocs is a small independent non-profit organization that has grown from grassroots. We do not have an endowment, nor institutional affiliation, so we rely on these fees to help with the program’s operating costs. We strive to deliver a lot more for participants than they would expect to get paying for a single course at university.

Early Prodcution Lab Fees: $3200 (5 weeks)
Research & Development Lab Fees: $22000 (3 weeks)

Application Instructions

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