Sundance Institute Awards Speed Sisters a Development Grant
Los Angeles, CA — Sundance Institute today announced 27 feature-length documentary films that will receive $490,000 in grants from its Documentary Film Program and Fund (DFP).
Cara Mertes, Director of the Sundance Institute Documentary Film Program and Fund said, “The grants announced today represent an incredible array of storytelling. Many of these films examine people, events and movements that tell a story of transformative change. Each film has the potential to bring this experience to viewers around the world.”
Awarding grants is a core activity of the DFP, which provides year-round creative support and funding to nonfiction filmmakers globally. Proposals are accepted twice a year, and submissions are reviewed by a jury of creative film professionals and human rights experts, based on their approach to storytelling, artistic treatment and innovation, subject relevance and potential for social engagement. Visit www.sundance.org/documentary for more information.
The DFP celebrates its 10th anniversary in 2012 and since its inception has awarded grants to more than 425 documentary filmmakers in 61 countries, including the projects announced today.
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