Tag: documentary

Two New Documentary Film Funds

Here are two new cool opportunities for filmmakers.

The Bertha BRITDOC Documentary Journalism Fund – for filmmakers from around the world working at the intersection of film and investigative journalism — films that break the important stories of our time, exposing injustice, bringing attention to unreported issues and cameras into regions previously unseen. £250,000 a year for 3 years is available to filmmakers as a mixture of grants and investments. Soniya Kirpalani’s We The People, about a miscarriage of justice against migrant workers in Dubai, is announced as the first production grant. Jess Search said, “This fund is urgently needed. Documentary is becoming an increasingly important medium for breaking stories which require long term investigation and the commitment to gather evidence and amplify voices. ‘We The People’ is just such a film and we are proud to be supporting it.”

The Bertha BRITDOC Connect Fund – the first outreach and engagement fund in Europe, is open to filmmakers from around the world with smart, strategic outreach campaigns that have the ability to achieve real change on a local, regional or global level. £250,0000 a year for 3 years is available in grants. Steve James’s The Interrupters is the first grantee. Rebecca Lichtenfeld said, “‘The Interrupters’ represents the best of contemporary social justice filmmaking. We believe that this film can inform and improve the lives of individuals and communities and we want to help that happen.”

Call for Entries: 2nd Annual Film Festival for Social & Environmental Change

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Fans Of Film 2nd annual film festival for change starting Nov/01/2010 ending Nov/01/2010. This is a festival to distribution event.
ORGANIZERS: Michael Palombo and Pattie Greer

Fans Of Film wants to see the best and get 8 winning films in “documentary/narrative social and environmental films for change” that filmmakers can dish out, and we wanna distribute them… (film contract with Fans Of Film is non exclusive with 70% gross profits to the filmmaker. Learn More)