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 »

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 »

Screening: TOMMY! THE DREAMS I KEEP INSIDE ME

May 31, 2017 7-9pm The Cary Theater 122 E. Chatham Street Cary, NC 27511   TICKETS Tickets for the Film Screening are $10 per person ahead of time and $15 at the door. You may purchase tickets here. All proceeds from ticket sales support the work of Arts Access.   Join SDF and the Visual… 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 »