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.
We welcome emerging filmmakers of color who have completed one or more documentary films, but who have not been featured in national public television or top tier film festivals, to apply. 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.
Community advocates who are Oakland residents and neighbors are welcome to apply to work with a filmmaker.