Supporting Social Justice Documentaries in Progress
The Works-in-Progress Lab (WiP), a partnership between the Working Films and the Cucalorus Film Festival, offers Black filmmakers at all stages of production an opportunity to showcase their social justice documentary films in a workshop-style setting. WiP supports the filmmakers through developing engagement strategies during a week long immersive residency, taking place before and during the festival. Up to five filmmakers receive extensive community feedback during a week of screenings, workshops, and outreach. WiP includes community engagement events, public and private screenings, impact strategy sessions, and one-on-one consultations.