James Blue Documentary Filmmaking Scholarships

Emerging Filmmakers is a program which recognizes and supports film-makers in the U.S. and abroad whose work exemplifies James Blue’s commitment to “giving voice to the voiceless” through participatory film making with his signature integrity and attention to craft. This includes an annual James Blue Award to a filmmaker whose work complements and represents James Blue’s values and vision. The first award was given to filmmaker and international human rights activist Kelly Matheson in 2014. Jeremy Teicher received the second award in 2015 for “Tall as Baobob Tree”, with which he focused on the impact of change on a traditional village.