MEET The new Interim Director + Team!

Special News from the Board of Directors of SDF: “We are thrilled to announce Jenny Slattery as the Interim Executive Director. We couldn’t be happier to have Jenny with her depth of foundational and film-based experience to lead SDF and it’s important mission through the coming months.  In addition, Dawn Booker has been hired in… Read more »

SDF is Seeking a New Executive Director!

THE OPPORTUNITY The next Executive Director will join a dynamic organization at a pivotal moment in its venerable history. Southern Documentary Fund recently expanded its programming and grantmaking. The Executive Director will have the opportunity to leverage the success of its recent films, programs, and historical legacy to set an ambitious strategic direction for the… Read more »

6th Annual Artists Convening – Sept 6 – 8, 2019

Register here! FULL SCHEDULE:  Friday, Sept 6th @ The Fruit   305 S Dillard St., Durham NC 27701 3:00 – 4:00 pm: Registration/check-in 4:00 – 5:30 pm: Who Tells The Story?  in partnership with Working Films Storyshift initiative Town hall-style discussion on accountability, collaboration and authenticity in storytelling. 6:00 – 7:30 pm: SDF Showcase 4 films in the pipeline, with 10-minute… Read more »

FRESH DOCS SCREENING – FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 2017 – FULL FRAME THEATER

The Center for Documentary Studies and the Southern Documentary Fund are pleased to present a free screening of JIG SHOW | Leon Claxton’s Harlem in Havana, a feature documentary film by Leslie Cunningham who takes viewers on a tour of her grandfather’s Black and Cuban traveling show that endures racism, segregation and immigration laws to become popular in the 1940s through… Read more »

Documenting Movements: A conversation

Tuesday, September 5th @ Beyu Caffe 7:00 pm Southern Documentary Fund and #BeConnected present: Documenting Movements: A Conversation on walking the line between exposure and storytelling North Carolina activists are making history. We see the demonstrations go viral. The world is watching. Who’s holding the camera? What are the concerns for the safety of people in front… Read more »

New position currently open: PROGRAM ASSOCIATE

THE VIEW FROM YOUR DESK! Position Description & Responsibilities: The Program Associate will report to the Executive Director and will support SDF programs, manage and implement internal controls along with other quality assurance practices. This is a full-time salaried position ranging between $31,000 to 33,000 per year based on the applicant’s experience. The Program Associate… Read more »

SDF MacArthur Grant

The Southern Documentary Fund will receive a grant from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. The $900,000 grant, to be distributed over three years, will enable SDF to deepen support for documentary filmmakers living in the American South. SDF will use the funds towards grants for makers living in the region, expanding the… Read more »

FRESH DOCS SCREENING – FRIDAY, APRIL 28, 2017 – FULL FRAME THEATER

The Center for Documentary Studies and the Southern Documentary Fund are pleased to present a free screening of  David Mayer’s Senior Night, a short film retelling the final basketball game of a graduating high school senior, Anthony Peak. Juxtaposing his nostalgia and bitter-sweet emotions with rich moments from the game, Senior Night captures the poignant ending of a beloved sport. As Anthony… Read more »

Welcome New Projects!

 baartman, beyoncé and me   Black Beach/White Beach: A Tale of Two Beaches  The Blue Ridge documentary series  The Book Keepers  Don’t Get Trouble In Your Mind: The Carolina Chocolate Drops Story  The Last Male Standing  Swine Country  We All Die (working title) Please join us in welcoming 8 new documentaries to the family!