Now Accepting Submissions for Reel South Season 2!

The Carolinas’ two statewide public television networks, UNC-TV and SCETV, have partnered with the Southern Documentary Fund (SDF) to create an exciting showcase for independently produced documentary films about the American South.  Reel South is an anthology documentary series highlighting the best non-fiction storytelling from the region. Distributed to public television stations nationally, the series brings diverse Southern voices,… Read more »

Winterfest 2016 was a Winner!

Many thanks to our sponsors, volunteers, filmmakers, musicians, and YOU for making this such a memorable evening…and to Elizabeth Galecke for photographing it:                                                                     

A Warm Welcome to our Interim ED

The SDF Board of Directors is grateful to outgoing Executive Director Rachel Raney for her four years of leadership, and wishes her well in her new position at UNC-TV. We have appointed a search committee that will lead the hiring process for our next director. In the meantime, the Board is pleased to announce that Diane Robertson will… 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 »

REEL SOUTH EPISODE 103: COTTON ROAD

North Carolina airdate: Mon, Jan 11th at 9p on UNC-TV South Carolina airdate: Thurs, Feb 11th at 9p on ETV-HD Americans consume nearly 20 billion items of clothing each year, yet few of us know how our clothes are made, much less who produces them. Cotton Road follows the cotton commodity from South Carolina farms to… Read more »

REEL SOUTH EPISODE 102: TOMMY!

North Carolina airdate: Mon, Jan 4th at 9:30p on UNC-TV South Carolina airdate: Thurs, Feb 4th at 9p on ETV-HD Tommy! The Dreams I Keep Inside Me is a touching portrait of Tommy Onorato, a 60 year-old man with an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and the life-long dream of singing with a Big Band. Armed with… Read more »