Sunday, October 26, 2008

Sundance Accepting U.S. and International Documentary Entries

From The Foundation Center...

Sundance Institute Accepting Entries for Documentary Fund

Deadline: February 9, 2009

The Sundance Institute ( ) Documentary Fund is dedicated to supporting U.S. and international documentary films that focus on current human rights issues, freedom of expression, social justice, civil liberties, and exploring the critical issues of our time.

Proposals are evaluated on artful storytelling, stylistic innovation, subject relevance, and potential for social engagement.

Initial proposals are considered in two categories:

1) Development grants provide seed funds to filmmakers whose projects are in the early research or pre-production stage. Grant awards will range up to $20,000, and a previous directing sample is required. (If no directing sample is available, a creative visual work indicating the director's artistic point of view and storytelling ability is required.)

2) Production and Post-Production grants provide funds to film- makers in various stages of the production and post-production stages. Applications should include at least twenty minutes of continuously edited material. Longer cuts and fine cuts can be submitted if available.

There are two deadlines each year. February 9, 2009, is the next deadline for both Development as well as Production/Post- production proposals. U.S. and international filmmakers may submit anytime before the deadline.

Visit the Sundance Institute Web site for complete program information.

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