Stories are at the heart of the Southern Documentary Fund.
Southern Documentary Fund (SDF) is a trusted partner for veteran, emerging, and first-time documentary producers across our region, helping them direct their lenses and microphones at powerful Southern stories and critical issues.
Announcing the SDF R&D and Production Grant Winners
20 Southern documentaries awarded funding
For 15 years, Southern Documentary Fund (SDF) has supported independent filmmakers across the American South and nuanced stories in the region. To that end, SDF is proud to announce the funding of 20 new projects that are rooted in Southern experiences via their Research & Development and Production Grants. Follow the link below to for a full list of winners.
The SDF North Carolina Grant - Open Now
Did the applications for our R&D and Production Grants just close? Yes. Are we already prepping a new Grant for makers and stories based in North Carolina with help from the Mary Duke Biddle Foundation? Also yes. Why would we do this? We love Southern documentary makers just that much. The SDF North Carolina Grant opens July 31st and offers amounts of $1,000-$5,000 for makers and/or stories based in North Carolina.