5th Annual Artists Convening – June 1-3, 2018

Schedule for the 5th Annual SDF Artists Convening Featuring a Master Class with filmmakers Joe Brewster and Michèle Stephenson! Joe Brewster is a Harvard graduate who uses his psychiatrist training to inform the social issues he tackles as a filmmaker. Brewster has created stories using a variety of mediums that have garnered support from critics… Read more »

SDF is Hiring! Fiscal Sponsorship Director

Southern Documentary Fund (SDF) – Fiscal Sponsorship Director (FS) Deadline: May 2                            Location: Durham, NC Position Description & Responsibilities: The FS Director will oversee the SDF Fiscal Sponsorship Program which includes over 70 projects and approximately 120 Project Directors (SDF artists/makers). The FS… Read more »

FRESH DOCS PRIME! – FRIDAY, APRIL 27, 2018 – FULL FRAME THEATER

The Center for Documentary Studies and the Southern Documentary Fund present a free screening of documentary shorts, 7pm at the Full Frame Theater: SANTUARIO In Greensboro, NC, a small church community offers sanctuary to Juana Tobar Ortega, a Guatemalan grandmother threatened with deportation after 25 years of living and working in the United States. Christine… Read more »

FRESH DOCS SCREENING – FRIDAY, JANUARY 26, 2017 – FULL FRAME THEATER

The Center for Documentary Studies and the Southern Documentary Fund are pleased to present a free screening of In the Executioner’s Shadow, a feature documentary film by Maggie Stogner and Richard Stack. In the Executioner’s Shadow takes us into the rarely seen world of death row with Jerry Givens, who conducted 62 executions for the State of Virginia and is haunted… Read more »

SDF Holiday Party 2017!

The wrap party is a time-honored tradition throughout cinematic history, and on Tuesday, December 19th, Southern Documentary Fund is calling on our friends and supporters to join us in calling 2017 a done deal. We’re throwing a party at ARCANA Bar and Lounge in Durham on December 19th from 5:30-7:30pm and we’d love to see you there! The event… Read more »

FRESH DOCS SCREENING – FRIDAY, DECEMBER 1, 2017 – FULL FRAME THEATER

The Center for Documentary Studies and the Southern Documentary Fund are pleased to present a free screening of This Taco Truck Kills Fascists, a feature documentary film by Rodrigo Dorfman. New Orleans-based performance activist Jose Torres-Tama has a dream: to create a revolutionary Taco Truck Theatre with a simple message: “No guacamole for immigrant haters”. Inspired by Woody Guthrie’s motto: this machine kills… Read more »

2017 SDF Filmmaking Grants Announced

Congratulations to this year’s recipients of the SDF Filmmaking Grant: A LOVE SUPREME: Black, Christian, and Queer in the South (working title) (Kyndra Frazier and Katina Parker) A LOVE SUPREME follows 6 families and their journey to transcending religious dogma, to love each other despite theological differences regarding sexuality. CHINESE AMERICAN VOTERS PROJECT (working title)  (Yi… Read more »

SDF is hiring! Seeking Program Manager

The Program Manager will report to the Executive Director and work closely with the Program Director, with support from the Program Associate.  The Program Manager will administer the following programs: Mentorship Program: The PM will work with the ED and PD to build a mentoring program that will pair established filmmakers with emerging filmmakers and… Read more »

FRESH DOCS SCREENING – FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 2017 – FULL FRAME THEATER

The Center for Documentary Studies and the Southern Documentary Fund are pleased to present a free screening of While I Breathe, I Hope, a feature documentary film by Emily Harrold. What does it mean to be young, Black, and Democrat in the South? WHILE I BREATHE, I HOPE unravels this question through the experiences of South Carolina politician Bakari Sellers. The… Read more »