Fresh Docs is SDF’s free, monthly, work-in-progress screening series. These screenings give SDF filmmakers an opportunity to show their work fresh from the edit suite and receive constructive feedback on story, structure, and characters from a diverse audience. As a result, not only do our artists make better films, but SDF grows documentary audiences by engaging them meaningfully in the creative process.
The SDF Artists Convening takes place each Spring in Durham, NC. Filmmakers from around the South and beyond are invited for a weekend of inspiring and useful workshops, panels, and pitch sessions, combined with a healthy dose of community building and peer networking.
Each Spring Chef Matt Kelly at Mateo Bar de Tapas prepares an amazing brunch for SDF filmmakers and supporters. After brunch we walk to a nearby downtown theater for the showcase, a screening that highlights several SDF projects in the pipeline.
This fall, we return to Mateo Bar de Tapas for a special SDF menu, but this time, to award $150,000+ to Southern makers! All are welcome to celebrate, network, nosh, and learn of some great Southern projects with us. All ticket purchases are tax deductible and support SDF in championing Southern storytelling.