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Doc Society Climate Story Fund Awards $645,000 in Grants to Nine New Projects

Alex Pritz's The TerritoryBrazilian activist Neidinha Bandeira appears in Alex Pritz's The Territory

The Doc Society Climate Story Fund announced today nine new creative projects from around the globe that will receive a combined $645,000 in grants, with each work demonstrating a concerted effort to advance climate justice and protect biodiversity.  This is…  Read more

By Sep 8, 2022

Apply for the Lynn Shelton “Of a Certain Age” Grant

Lynn Shelton "Of a Certain Age" Grant is accepting 2022 applicationsLynn Shelton "Of a Certain Age" Grant is accepting 2022 applications

The Lynn Shelton “Of a Certain Age” Grant is now accepting applications. The unrestricted $25,000 cash grant will be offered to a woman, non-binary or trans filmmaker 39 years or older who has not yet helmed a narrative feature.  The…  Read more

By Jul 12, 2022

An Independent Filmmaker’s Strategy Guide for Working the Cannes Film Festival

Cannes marketing materials

I am a New Orleans based writer-director who is putting together a follow-up feature to my film Laundry Day. In 2021 I attached executive producer Corky Kessler and raised money to attend Sundance for the first time (I know, I…  Read more

By Jun 17, 2022

Color Congress Announces $1.35 Million in Inaugural Grants to 17 People of Color-Led and Serving Doc Organizations

Comfrey Films (Courtesy Color Congress)

Color Congress, “the newly formed documentary intermediary organization,” announced today $1.35 million in two-year unrestricted grants to small-budgeted majority people of color and POC-led doc organizations across the U.S. The 17 grantees, selected from a pool of 120 applying organizations,…  Read more

By Jun 14, 2022

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