Brown Girls Doc Mafia (BGDM)

A community of BIPOC women and non-binary professionals working in the documentary film industry.

Join the Movement

Brown Girls Doc Mafia (BGDM) is a powerful community of BIPOC women and non-binary professionals transforming the documentary industry. We work to disrupt inequity in the film industry by nurturing, amplifying, and investing in the creative capacity and success of our members. From just 200 members in 2015, our collective is now 5,000 members strong and growing. We've been on a mission to challenge the antiquated norms of the film industry by providing a safe community for our members, where their projects can incubate, and where their careers can evolve and flourish with the support from fellow Mafiosxs. From film festival access and directory visibility, to grants and workshop opportunities, we’re committed to uplifting marginalized communities—until we are all thriving, together.

Current Members

After many years on our private Facebook group, Brown Girls Doc Mafia has officially migrated our online community here to Mighty Networks. After deeply considering the concerns of our community, we found Mighty Networks to be the best option to share all of our opportunities and resources, and allow us to make deeper connections in our community.

For current members that have completed our Membership Forms, you will find your invitation to join Mighty Networks in the email you provided. Please search for “Your invitation to join me in Brown Girls Doc Mafia” from [email protected] in your inbox.

If you’re unsure if you’ve given us your information, please check the pinned post in the BGDM Facebook Group. For help, contact [email protected].

Membership Application

If you’re a woman or nonbinary person of color working in documentary, submit your application today to become a member!

Becoming a Brown Girls Doc Mafia (BGDM) member lets you set up a profile in our Member Directory to showcase your talent and grants you exclusive access to the Job Portal. You’ll also be invited to join our private Mighty Networks online community, full of resources, events, opportunities, and chances to connect with other members and more. Offline, we host regular meet-ups, a chance for our members to make in-person connections. We’ve even held virtual karaoke meet-ups with members on spaceships! BGDM also hosts events and creates opportunities for members to access and gain visibility at top festivals and gatherings. In addition to pairing key stakeholders with members at Industry Mixers, we compile and distribute Meet the Members, BGDM’s guide to our members with projects in the program or who are in attendance at the event.