2016 SDF Artists Convening: June 10-12 in Durham, NC

THE ARTISTS CONVENING HAS REACHED CAPACITY! If you would like your name added to a waitlist, please email us at info@southerndocumentaryfund.organd we will contact you if there are cancellations. NOTE:There are still tickets available for the Master Class with Gordon Quinn on Saturday, June 11th at 7 PM:  Purchase Tickets The 2016 SDF Artists Convening will be held Friday… Read more »

Fresh Docs Screening May 2016

The Center for Documentary Studies and the Southern Documentary Fund are pleased to present a free screening of director Carol Thomson’s Liberty Warehouse, which explores the history of an iconic tobacco auction warehouse in Durham, North Carolina. The film is presented as part of the Fresh Docs series featuring documentary works-in-progress; following the screenings, a moderated conversation with the filmmaker(s) will be held, during which the audience provides… Read more »

Fresh Docs Screening in April 2016

The Center for Documentary Studies and the Southern Documentary Fund are pleased to present a free screening of director Lisa Sorg’s, A Sense of the Fitness of Things, a film that confronts the mystery and pain of impermanence in death. The film will screen at CDS and is presented as part of the Fresh Docs series featuring documentary works-in-progress; following the screenings, a moderated conversation… Read more »

SDF Full Frame Happy Hour

Photos from this year’s Happy Hour Party are located here. Here for Full Frame? We know you’ll need to break for refreshment and a few rays of late afternoon sunlight in between a packed schedule of great docs.   Come raise a glass (or a plastic cup) with SDF on Friday from 4-6pm at the wonderful  Carrack Gallery, right… Read more »

Fresh Docs Screening in March 2016

The Center for Documentary Studies and the Southern Documentary Fund are pleased to present a free screening of director Rhiannon Fionn’s Coal Ash Chronicles, a compilation of experiences and viewpoints from all sides of the coal ash issue. The film is presented as part of the Fresh Docs series, featuring documentary works-in-progress; following the screening, a moderated conversation with the filmmaker will take place, during which… Read more »

SDF Winterfest 2016

Join us for SDF’s3rd Annual WINTERFEST FundraiserSaturday, February 27, 2016 from 7-10 pm@ Trailblazer Studios soundstage in Raleigh Last year’s event set the bar high, and we plan to deliver again with great local food and libations provided by Angus Barn, The Palace International, Lonerider Brewing Company, Broadslab Distillery, The Haw River Wine Man, live Senegalese music by Diali Cissokho &… Read more »

FRESH DOCS SCREENING IN February 2016

SDF and the Center for Documentary Studies are pleased to present a free screening of Peace in Our Pockets.  Kenny Dalsheimer’s latest film follows the inspirational Kenyan activists of Sisi ni Amani as they promote civic engagement, build democracy, and defuse violence in the lead up to the 2013 national elections.  With cutting-edge text-messaging, mobile phones,… Read more »

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 »

By Sidney Lumet Screens Stateside

On the heels of their successful world premiere at the Cannes Film Festival last Spring, SDF sponsored documentary By Sidney Lumet will have its North American premiere Oct 11 at the Hamptons International Film Festival. The film will also screen at the Austin Film Festival later this Fall.

Huge congrats to the entire Lumet team.