The Media Fellowships


Media Fellows:

  • Create films that matter
  • Get hands-on media training
  • Develop a voice within their community
  • Learn the craft of filmmaking
  • Grow alongside professional filmmakers
  • Earn school/community service credit
  • Receive academic tutoring

Media Fellows I

Beginner Level
High School students learn the basics of documentary filmmaking, including camera operation, editing skills, interviewing and media literacy. The Junior Fellows produce a series of projects including a PSA, collaborative fiction project, and a group documentary. Additionally, students in this program curate Docu-Jam, a youth documentary film festival. Graduates are eligible to apply for the Media Fellows II Program. Meal and transportation stipend, included.

Media Fellows II

Intermediate Level Training
High School students must have completed at least one year of media arts instruction at DCTV or at an equivalent media program. At the advanced level of training, students learn the art of documentary filmmaking through intensive studies in camera operation, lighting, sound, editing, research, interviewing and more. Intermediate Fellows create two original video projects: a group project, where they will share research, direct, shoot, and edit an individual piece.

Media Fellows III

Pre-professional Level Training
High School students must have completed at least two years of media arts instruction at DCTV or demonstrate advanced video production and post-production skills. Students continue intensive, “hands-on” instruction and practice in camera operation, lighting, sound engineering, editing, sound design, research, interviewing and more. Senior Fellows research, write, shoot, and edit an individual video, which is usually a self-portrait and an individual project of choice. There are opportunities for Senior Fellows to participate in domestic and international reporting assignments.