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 »

FRESH DOCS SCREENING – FRIDAY, MARCH 24, 2017 NOTE: NEW VENUE!

The Center for Documentary Studies and the Southern Documentary Fund are pleased to present a free screening of Olympia Stone’s Elizabeth King / Body of Work. Elizabeth King puzzles over with an acute sensitivity to both life, and the life-like. She has created her own genre at the intersection of the classical and automata.  An accomplished artist with an eye for the… Read more »

REEL SOUTH Season 3 – Call For Entries!

REEL SOUTH is an anthology documentary series highlighting the best non-fiction storytelling from the region. The series is distributed to public television stations nationally, bringing diverse Southern voices, topics, and points of view into millions of homes. Now wrapping a stellar second season, REEL SOUTH is accepting submissions to Season 3! To learn more, review selection criteria and eligibility requirements, and to… Read more »

Welcome New Projects!

 baartman, beyoncé and me   Black Beach/White Beach: A Tale of Two Beaches  The Blue Ridge documentary series  The Book Keepers  Don’t Get Trouble In Your Mind: The Carolina Chocolate Drops Story  The Last Male Standing  Swine Country  We All Die (working title) Please join us in welcoming 8 new documentaries to the family! 

4th Annual Artists Convening – June 9 – 11, 2017.

Announcing the schedule for the 4th Annual Artists Convening! Featuring a Master Class with filmmaker Carlos Sandoval Carlos Sandoval is an Emmy nominated filmmaker whose work includes: THE STATE OF ARIZONA (with Catherine Tambini, Independent Lens, Emmy Nomination, CINE Golden Eagle), A CLASS APART (with Peter Miller, American Experience, Imagen Award, optioned by Eva Longoria),… Read more »

Fresh Docs screening – Friday, February 24, 2017

The Center for Documentary Studies and the Southern Documentary Fund are pleased to present a free screening of John Whitehead’s film Don’t Get Trouble in Your Mind: the Carolina Chocolate Drops’ Story, a documentary portrait of the Carolina Chocolate Drops, an African-American string band from Raleigh, North Carolina, and their mentor, black fiddler, Joe Thompson (1919—2012)…. Read more »

Reel South – Season Two

REEL SOUTH returns with an expanded season and a new host—platinum-selling, Grammy-winning recording artist Darius Rucker. The series premieres weekly on WORLD Channel, Sunday nights from January 8 through March 5, 2017 at 9:00 p.m. ET/6:00 p.m. PT. Check local listings. REEL SOUTH is an anthology series highlighting the best non-fiction storytelling from across the American… Read more »