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This year's WESTDOC conference—which took place in mid-September at The Landmark Theaters in West Los Angeles—saw the best of both worlds for
'Citizen Koch' opens June 27 in Los Angeles through Variance Films.
The New York Community Trust recently renewed its support of IDA's Pare Lorentz Documentary Fund, which provides production support for the creation
Whether we are unemployed creatives, overwhelmed freelancers, or underpaid employees, it can often seem like everyone else has figured it out. Social media is a constant stream of people announcing new jobs, festival screenings, and prestigious grants and awards. Yet more often than not, the filmmaker who had the big premiere, received all the accolades, and even successfully sold their film is still struggling to get by, just like the rest of us. So how are filmmakers actually making a living?
The Center for Asian American Media (CAAM) announced the launch of the Building Bridges Documentary Fund at IDA's Getting Real '24 conference on April 18, 2024, at the Japanese American National Museum Tateuchi Democracy Forum. This pioneering initiative, generously funded by the Doris Duke Foundation, is designed to support and elevate the voices of Muslim filmmakers across the United States, promoting a deeper understanding of the Muslim experience through the powerful medium of documentary film. Applications for the 2024 Building Bridges Documentary Fund are open now through June 17, 2024.
In the crowded landscape of UK documentary production, Grain Media is managing to steer a very difficult path. The company is completely independent and committed to making cinematic films about the issues of our day, films which they unabashedly hope will have an impact and improve the world. In a series of conversations with Documentary, von Einsiedel and his team candidly discussed the ways they work in a climate where budgets are getting much tighter and commissioners are increasingly risk-averse.
Black Public Media announced a new partnership with The Redford Center for its upcoming 2023 open call for production funding. BPM will award a total
IDA's Logan Elevate Grant, which is made possible through the generosity of the Jonathan Logan Family Foundation, aims to uplift emerging filmmakers
The year 2020 was a pivotal one for Kenyan documentaries—and for Docubox, the East African film fund created by Kenyan filmmaker and administrator