Promoting unique, independent voices by helping documentary film and tv show producers advance important work.


Ford’s Documentary Labs are open to all filmmakers, regardless of background, level of education and training or previous accomplishment. Fellows receive year-round support and more.

Screenwriting Lab

Screenwriting Lab is a one week workshop designed to provide individualized story and professional development for emerging screenwriters with a fiction feature screenplay.

Producing Lab

Producing Lab is a one week intensive designed to help creative independent producers develop their skills.

Documentary Lab

Documentary Lab is an in-depth, one week program designed to help filmmakers who are currently in post-production on their feature-length documentary films.

Episodic Lab

Episodic Lab is a one week workshop where Fellows gain the tools needed to revise and refine their pilots and navigate a changing industry landscape.