Kartemquin serves filmmakers through its acclaimed Collaborative Production Model. Producers bring us ideas for stories they are passionate about and we help make them a reality, providing support in story development, technical skills, equipment needs, office space, editing, legal and accounting services, fundraising, pre-sales and acquisitions, marketing, distribution and audience engagement. When the filmmaker is finished, we provide their work with a home for life, ensuring the long-term preservation and archiving of their work.
There are multiple ways to work with us: as a developing filmmaker to enhance or improve your craft, as a production partner in developing or co-producing a documentary, and as a work-for-hire partner on a wide range of services geared toward independent filmmakers, productions, organizations, and brands.
The Kartemquin Values Framework guides every decision we make – from hiring to pipeline decisions to program design and execution. Read more about our values here.