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 »

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 »

Good Pitch Local: North Carolina

October 17, 2017 Location: Durham, NC WHAT’S THE BIG IDEA? Good Pitch is the place where filmmakers and changemakers meet the partners they need to tell the most urgent local stories Good Pitch is an initiative of Doc Society – a nonprofit committed to enabling great documentary films and connecting them to audiences globally. For… Read more »