Providing a pathway to first look consideration as a Hulu Original, Kartemquin supports documentary features in production, specifically encouraging filmmakers who are working on at least their second feature film to apply. The Accelerator provides structured, supportive guidance and consultation from Kartemquin staff and invites external filmmakers and industry consultants as guest speakers.
Selected participants will receive $30,000 in funding, mentorship, a custom-designed “braintrust lab” to give an intense deep dive on their projects, and a “first look” opportunity with Hulu executives. For selection, we prioritize filmmakers that have been historically excluded from the documentary space, and a continued interest in supporting Midwest-based makers and stories.
Hulu/Kartemquin Accelerator meetings will be virtual, with the option to arrange in-person meetings at our offices in Chicago.