Rising Voices is an initiative presented in collaboration with Indeed that aims to discover, invest in and share stories created by Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) filmmakers & storytellers around the meaning of work and the idea that jobs have the power to change us all.
Our advisory team will identify 10 filmmakers who will be selected to participate in Rising Voices. A $100,000 production budget will be allocated to produce their stories, and each filmmaker will have access to mentorship and support from the advisory panel through members from Hillman Grad and Ventureland. The films will be produced by Hillman Grad in partnership with 271 Films. An additional COVID-19 safety fund will also be made available to the filmmakers.
Following the conclusion of the program, one filmmaker will be offered a filmmaker-in-residency position at Indeed to continue producing content with the brand. Films will be promoted in premium broadcast media and debuted at a high-profile event.