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Building and supporting a community of storytellers.

Brent Renaud, an award-winning documentary filmmaker, was murdered trying to tell the story of refugees in Irpin, Ukraine. Brent believed you must enter peoples’ lives to truly tell their stories — enter with profound respect, humanity and humility. It’s this approach and authentic work that the Foundation was formed to maintain.
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Filmmaker, son, brother, uncle and friend to many.


Our mentor program provides future filmmakers the invaluable experience of working alongside accomplished documentary filmmakers.

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Brent Renaud always believed strongly in the power of mentorship.

From the very beginning of his career at the Downtown Community TV Center in New York (www.dctvny.org), Brent was always actively mentoring young storytellers.

The Renaud Brothers were fortunate to have legendary filmmaker Jon Alpert as their mentor, and most importantly, they were inspired by DCTV's mission to empower young filmmakers to tell their own stories.

The Brent Renaud Foundation mentorship program is being designed and led by award-winning storytellers (in documentaries, film, print and photojournalism) who were once mentored by Brent and Craig Renaud, and are now among the best in their fields. All of these storytellers share a love for mentoring, and they know how important it is for emerging artists to have a community of support along what will undoubtedly be a challenging career path.

Meet our mentors

Director / Producer / Showrunner
Writer-director / Editor / Composer
Senior Executive Producer / Reporter
Documentary Photographer
Filmmaker / Educator / Writer
Director / Cinematographer
Journalist / Documentary Filmmaker
Coordinator / Consultant

Foundation News & Notes

News - FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 11, 2022

The Brent Renaud Foundation hosted its first of what promises to be many events at the Arkansas PBS Studios in Conway.
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News - FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 11, 2022

Brothers Craig and Brent Renaud receive Distinguished Service Awards at Arkansas Press Freedom Gala.
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News - FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 11, 2022

DCTV’s Firehouse Cinema Honors Documentary Filmmaker Brent Renaud, Killed In Ukraine, With Lobby Dedication.
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News - FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 11, 2022

The Brent Renaud Foundation — Built By a Community of Generous Donors
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Brent and Craig

Renaud Brothers
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Brent and Craig

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