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2nd Annual Native American Unscripted Workshop – Applications Closed

September 19, 2022 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

The 2nd Annual Native American Unscripted Workshop has opened the call for applications. This initiative is focused on spotlighting Native American documentary filmmakers and non-fiction content creators. With support from Comcast NBCUniversal, A+E Networks, CNN, YAHOO and the Cherokee Nation Film Office, NAMA is providing the Native American Unscripted Workshop for emerging and seasoned indigenous documentary filmmakers seeking to explore outlets for their current and upcoming projects.

The workshop is a virtual week-long creative program that provides access to creative executives, experienced producers and veteran documentary filmmakers. In its second year, the Native American Unscripted Workshop will accept approximately 10 Native American filmmakers to participate in the program taking place in late October, 2022. The Early Deadline to apply is August 19th, 2022 (Regular Deadline is September 2nd, 2022 and the Final Deadline is September 16th, 2022).

The Native American Unscripted Workshop is designed to encourage Native American filmmakers to expand on their current opportunities. The workshop culminates in a pitch panel that will have each fellow present their latest project.

Check out the inaugural Native American Unscripted Workshop fellows here!


About the Program

The week-long curriculum will have daily creative discussions with experienced producers, creative executives and veteran filmmakers. These meetings will provide additional insight into professional development, exploring career opportunities and developing a project for pitching.

The workshop will culminate with each participant pitching before a panel of unscripted creative executives. This final component will have each participant receive feedback and guidance on their current unscripted or documentary project. Each workshop participant will have the opportunity to discuss creative development, enhance their respective materials and improve their project sample. The goal of the pitch panel is to provide Native American filmmakers with additional opportunities and exposure.




September 19, 2022
8:00 am - 5:00 pm