The VC x Sony Mentorship Program, taking place virtually from August to December 2021, will pair 16 mentors and 16 mentees who will meet over a period of six months. All prospective mentees are expected to apply with a film project in mind, at any stage of development. Sony cameras and lenses will be available for mentees to use during the program, depending on the stage of their project. Mentors will meet with their mentees once every two weeks to help them develop their projects and network through workshops, one-on-meetings, and targeted explorations of their documentary practice. The program team will facilitate masterclasses with practicing documentary filmmakers, social events, private screenings, and a specially curated graduation ceremony showcasing work created by mentees during the program.
The program is seeking mentees who are passionate, enthusiastic, and promising college students entering their senior year, emerging nonfiction filmmakers and visual journalists trying to break into the industry, and practicing documentary professionals struggling to find guidance or support for their work elsewhere.
Applications are now open here. The deadline to apply is May 30th, 2021.