Field of Vision

Field of Vision is a filmmaker-driven documentary unit that commissions and creates original short-form nonfiction films about developing and ongoing stories around the globe. We produce cinematic work that tells the stories of our world from new perspectives.

Inspired by past projects such as World in Action and Life magazine, our work includes individual short and feature-length films, episodic series, and thematic approaches to a single topic by multiple filmmakers, deep-dive investigations pairing filmmakers with journalists, rapid-response assignments and collaborations with artists across mediums. We are committed to short-form because it allows filmmakers to respond quickly, take creative risks, reach wide audiences, explore new ways of storytelling and make films with a faster production cycle.We are committed to making cinematic work that tells the stories of our world from different perspectives.Our films are distributed through a variety of partners including news organizations, film festivals, online platforms, broadcast, streaming and cable. We provide our filmmakers the necessary support and resources to create their films. If you have an idea for Field of Vision, visit our submission page.

Field of Vision is a project of First Look Media. Launched in 2013, First Look Media is a multi-platform media company devoted to supporting independent voices. First Look Media produces and distributes content in a wide range of forms including feature films, short-form video, podcasts, live events, interactive media and long-form journalism.