No Comment Film Fellowship

The No Comment Film Fellowship, is a one year documentary and narrative filmmaking intensive. It began in 2016 when a group of self-motivated students voiced frustration over the lack of authentic high quality media content made for teens. Our team members worked with them to develop the program that would equip students to tell the stories that matter to them. Our program helps students (ages 16-19) learn to write, produce, and pitch their films; leaving the program feeling confident in their craft and with film samples for college entry or jobs. Since 2016, approximately 90 of our students have completed the program, are attending top film schools, and are pursuing careers in the creative industry.

Applications are currently closed for 2023.

14 students will be selected for this year's cohort to run from June 2023 - September 2023. Orientation and on-boarding will take place in May.

    2023 Program Dates

  • Week 1: June 5th-June 8th // Monday thru Thursday (9AM-3PM)
  • Week 2: June 12th-June 13th // Monday - Tuesday (9AM-3PM)
  • Week 3: June 19th // Monday (9AM-3PM)
  • Week 4: June 26th // Filming (off-site)
  • Week 5: July 3rd //  Filming / OFF (holiday)
  • Week 6: July 10th // Monday (9AM-12PM)
  • Week 7: July 17th // Monday (9AM-12PM)
  • Week 8: July 24th // Monday (9AM-12PM)
  • Week 9: July 31st // Monday (9AM-12PM)
  • * Aug 7th - All films to be completed*

Core Elements

  • Story Ideation

  • Pitching, Producing, & Pre-Production

  • The Art of the Interview

  • Crew Roles and Responsibilities

  • Audio Mixing

  • Advanced Cinematography

  • Lighting

  • Post Production (editing, coloring, sound design and conforming)

  • Fundraising, Intro to Crowdfunding, Marketing & Distribution

  • Submitting to Film Festivals


  • Instruction begins in Summer 2023.
  • Students work to develop, produce, and film their own documentaries.
  • Earn industry-recognized digital badges that showcase skills in different areas such as gimbal operation, cinematography, and Adobe Premiere Pro.
  • Mentorship and feedback on your work from professionals at WarnerMedia.
  • Produce festival-worthy films working together with a crew of other passionate student filmmakers.

Get Involved

Applications for the 2021-22 cohort are now open! Deadline: May 23, 2021

Invest in the next generation of storytellers