Re-Take Oakland is a two-year public education and filmmaker mentoring program. Documentary filmmakers of color will work with community advocates to create short personal films featuring stories of individuals, families, and communities in Oakland.
We offer master classes, film screenings with private filmmaker talks, and mentoring with award-winning documentary filmmakers. Modest stipends will be available to filmmakers for production costs.
The program focuses on mentoring emerging filmmakers of color living in the San Francisco Bay Area who have completed one or more documentary films but have not been featured in national public television or top tier film festivals. Priority is given to Oakland residents and/or filmmakers who are Asian American (South, East, Southeast, and West Asian/Middle Eastern), mixed race, and LGBTQ+ people of color.
At this time, applications for filmmakers are closed. Applicants will be contacted by June 15, 2019 regarding their participation.
Community advocates who are Oakland residents and neighbors are welcome to apply to work with a filmmaker.