Pictured above: Behind the scenes of Uyra, The Rising Forest, a film by 2020/2021 BRIClab Film + TV residents Martina Sönksen, Juliana Curi, and Lívia Cheibub.

BRIClab is a multi-disciplinary residency program created to advance opportunities for visual artists, performers, and media makers. 


The BRIClab: Film + TV residency track incubates innovative and ambitious documentary filmmakers working on short form, episodic, or feature length non-fiction films. Three residencies will be awarded to create opportunities for emerging and mid-career filmmakers.

Applications for the 2022/2023 BRIClab: Film + TV residency are now closed.

APPLY NOW >>


RESIDENCY BENEFITS

  • A stipend of $2500
  • Up to $6000 towards production cost (expenses must be pre-approved and
    documented via invoices and receipts)
  • Access to courses through BRIC's Media Education program at no fee
  • Access to BRIC production studios and post-production resources
  • A mentor with industry experience relevant to your project
  • A collaborative cohort community with group critiques and access to BRIC networking events
  • A public presentation of your work upon completion of the program
  • Access to industry gatekeepers through professional development workshops and collaboration opportunities

WHO SHOULD APPLY

You must be: 

  • A New York City based creative, 18 years of age or older.
  • A documentary filmmaker with a proven degree of competence in production. 
  • An individual artist and/or a creative team of two.
  • Either not employed by BRIC full-time, or a non-salaried BRIC staffer who works fewer than 500 hours/year.

We are interested in:

  • Documentary projects of all lengths (short/feature/series).
  • Thoroughly-researched, original concepts.
  • A detailed breakdown of budget and the various ways that the project will
    maximize the use of BRIC facilities and resources.
  • A specific production timeline leading up to project completion by spring 2023.
  • Films can be in any language; if not in English, work must be subtitled. 

Accessibility:

BRIC Community Media Incubator Space: The BRIC Community Media Incubator Space is located on the second floor of 75 Rockwell Place, just steps away from BRIC House (647 Fulton Street). The Community Media Incubator features three editing suites, a podcast recording studio, and a screening room, all equipped with state-of-the-art equipment.The space is accessible by an elevator. There is an accessible restroom on the same level.

  • Accessible Modes of Transportation to 647 Fulton St.:
    • Access-a-ride  |  Uber  |  Lyft
    • Accessible Subway Stations
      • DeKalb Av B/Q/R
        • Elevator on SE corner of Dekalb Ave and Flatbush Ave.
    • Bus
      • B25, B52, B26, B38 to Fulton Street and Ashland Place
  • Application Accessibility: If you need assistance accessing any part of this application please contact Sriyanka Ray at sray@bricartsmedia.org or Charlie Hoxie at choxie@bricartsmedia.org

STAGES OF PRODUCTION
Open to projects in all stages of production, though a clear production timeline should be presented, with project completion by spring 2023. If proposing a feature length film or episodic series, most footage should already be captured. Shorts in development are eligible, though access should be secured and a clear vision for the project articulated. Post-production should not be complete.


SELECTION PANEL

BRIClab review panels reflect BRIC’s values and artists, and will be inclusive of disabled, BIPOC, and LGBTQ+ reviewers. We view this decision as a step towards addressing systemic inequities in creative fields and industries.


INFORMATION SESSIONS

Information sessions are not required but are an opportunity to speak directly with program staff and to see the Media Incubator space. Our next virtual information session will be held on Tuesday, February 15, 2022, 7 - 9pm ET.  The session will have live captioning and ASL interpretation. Please RSVP HERE.


For our 2022-23 programming cycle, BRIClab is prioritizing applications from disabled, BIPOC, and LGBTQ+ artists. BRIClab review panels reflect BRIC’s values and artists, and will be inclusive of disabled, BIPOC, and LGBTQ+ reviewers. We view this decision as step towards addressing systemic inequities in creative fields and industries. Our focus is rooted in BRIC's commitment to present bold work that reflects diverse audiences and speaks to the world.


Major support for BRICLab is provided by TD Bank. Additional support for BRICLab: Performing Arts is provided by Rockefeller Brothers Fund, Howard Gilman Foundation and Mertz Gilmore Foundation. General support for BRIC is provided by Bank of America, Bloomberg Philanthropies, Con Edison, Genesis Inspiration Foundation, Howard Gilman Foundation, Lambent Foundation, M&T Charitable Foundation, New York Community Trust, Scherman Foundation, Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF), Tiger Baron Foundation, and numerous individuals.

BRIC’s Contemporary Art program also benefits from generous private funding from the Harold and Colene Brown Family Foundation, Ford Foundation, Harpo Foundation, Humanities New York, Jacques and Natasha Gelman Foundation, Lily Auchincloss Foundation, Rockefeller Brothers Fund, and numerous individual supporters.