Stories are at the heart of the 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.
SDF Artists Convening turns 5!
June 1-3, 2018
When we began the Artists Convening in 2014, we were both surprised and thrilled that 30+ people were interested enough to show up for a weekend-long training session in documentary filmmaking. Building on the notion that we are stronger together than apart, we have quadrupled in size and have a more diverse participation across the entire South. It is with great pleasure that we announce the 2018 SDF Artists Convening will take place from June 1st through the 3rd! We’ve read your notes from last year, and are devising ways to give you more of what you need! Stay tuned for developments and announcements about speakers and programs in the coming months.
Fresh Docs - CUMBERLAND FOLKLIFE
In That Valley of Gold
Cumberland Folklife: In That Valley of Gold
February 23, 2018, 7 - 9pm
Deep in the hills of Tennessee, a pair of elderly sisters reflect upon the Sharp family’s legacy of music and moonshine as their descendants confront the reality of mortality and disappearing traditions. The Sharp Family's musical traditions span centuries. Fiddlin' John Sharp's daughters, 95 year old Opal and 96 year old Evelene kept playing well into the 21st century. Remember, tickets to this screening are FREE, but you must RSVP!