Support SDF via the Indy Week Give!Guide

For the third year in a row, SDF is proud to be participating in the Indy Week Give!Guide. The Give!Guide shines an important spotlight on 40+ local non-profits making a big difference in our community, and encouraging their readers to become small scale philanthropists. Please consider making a donation to SDF’s G!G campaign. For just… Read more »

You’re Invited: SDF’s Holiday Party

Filmmakers, Friends, Fans! Please join SDF to celebrate an amazing 2015. We’ll gather Tues, Dec 8th from 5-7p at the Surf Club in Durham. There will be snacks – salty and sweet – and a cash bar:) Click for Map We’ll be taking donations at the door for SDF’s year end fundraiser via the Give!Guide. Bring your… Read more »

So Much SDF at Cucalorus

SDF is seriously representing at the 21st Annual Cucalorus Film Festival this week! Don’t miss a chance to see both SDF works-in-progress and completed films at one of our favorite festivals just down the road in Wilmington. Thursday, November 12th Olympic Pride, American Prejudice (4:00 PM) work-in-progress Curious Worlds: The Art & Imagination of David Beck (4:15 PM) … Read more »

Staff Changes at SDF

 from SDF’s Executive Director Rachel Raney I’m writing today with some bittersweet news. At the end of the year I will be stepping down as the Executive Director of the Southern Documentary Fund. There are a couple of factors involved, both personal and professional. For over a year now, my husband and I have been working… Read more »

Reel South is returning March 31, 2016!

The American South – its history, people, culture, and landscape are infused with a sense of heritage like no place else in the country – or the world. Introducing REEL SOUTH, a new anthology series that highlights the masterful, provocative Southern tradition of storytelling, exploring the alluring and complicated region and its diverse voices and… Read more »

Congratulations 2015 SDF Filmmaking Grant Awardees

We are proud to announce the recipients of the 2015 SDF Filmmaking Grants, and grateful for the generous support of The Mary Duke Biddle Foundation, which has supported these grants for the past two years.  Our panelists this year included Nashville TN based filmmaker Katy Chevigny of Big Mouth Productions, Washington DC based public media executive/producer Jacquie… Read more »

Fresh Docs Screening in November

SDF and the Center for Documentary Studies are pleased to present a free screening of director Bill Hayes’s The Real Mayberry, a film about the past, present and future of Andy Griffith’s hometown of Mt. Airy, North Carolina. The film is presented as part of the Fresh Docs series featuring documentary works-in-progress; following the screenings, SDF director Rachel Raney moderates a conversation with the… Read more »