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Southern Documentary Fund

Durham, North Carolina
southerndocumentaryfund.org/

Southern Documentary Fund was awarded $902,000 between 2017 and 2018, including 2 grants in Journalism & Media.

$2,000

2018 • 1 month • Journalism & Media

The Southern Documentary Fund is a nonprofit organization that works to support documentary projects made exclusively by filmmakers who currently work and live in the American South. It provides professional development and fiscal sponsorship and works with national organizations to provide creative workshops and labs that connect Southern filmmakers to a broader documentary film community. 

This award supports travel and accommodation expenses for Southern Documentary Fund staff to attend the 2018 International Documentary Association Getting Real conference September 25-27 in Los Angeles, and to attend a daylong convening of MacArthur Foundation Nonfiction Multimedia Storytelling grantees on September 24, resulting a more representative group of attendees at both events.

$900,000

2017 • 3 years, 4 months • Journalism & Media

The Southern Documentary Fund is the only nonprofit organization that works to support documentary projects made exclusively by filmmakers who currently work and live in the American South. It provides professional development and fiscal sponsorship, and works with national organizations to provide creative workshops and labs that connect Southern filmmakers to a broader documentary film community. MacArthur support enables the Southern Documentary Fund to implement a new re-granting program to support documentary films being produced and directed by filmmakers across the South, and scale up Fresh Docs, its community feedback program for work-in-progress documentaries. By financially and creatively supporting the traditionally under-resourced community of filmmakers in the South, with a special focus on supporting filmmakers of color, the Southern Documentary Fund diversifies the nonfiction narratives reaching U.S. audiences by and about Southern people and communities.

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