The WeOwnTV Filmmaker Fellowship


The WeOwnTV Filmmaker Fellowship is a film fund and professional development program supporting the production of independent documentaries directed by West African filmmakers.

This year we are accepting applications from filmmakers who are living and working in Ghana, Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone and are also citizens of those countries. The program provides filmmakers with funding for their project, creative labs, one-on-one mentoring, professional development workshops and networking opportunities.

The Fellowship is made possible through generous support from the Bertha Foundation, Jonathan Logan Family Foundation and Global Giving Foundation.


Project Lead
Banker White

Arthur Pratt
Lansana Mansaray

Project Advisors

Executive Director, IDA
Simon Kilmurry

Scientist at IBM Research Africa,
Senior TED Fellow 2018

David Sengeh

Executive Director, The Alliance;
Sr. Consultant Sundance Docs

Wendy Levy

Founder, The Freetown Media Center
Arthur Pratt

2018/2019 Selection Committee

Director of Social Impact The Bertha Foundation
Rebecca Lichtenfeld

Director and New Frontier Lab Programs at Sundance Institute
Kamal Sinclair

CEO and Co-founder, Liberty & Justice
Chid Liberty

Filmmaker, Senior Research Fellow, Monash University
Emma Christopher