Fresh Docs Screening – December 2, 2016

The Center for Documentary Studies and the Southern Documentary Fund are pleased to present a free screening of Jeffrey Mittelstadt’s Staring Down Fate, about a red wolf biologist who is diagnosed with ALS, and searches for meaning in his terminal illness while the endangered species he dedicated his career to faces another potential extinction. The film is presented as part of the Fresh Docs series featuring documentary… Read more »

Fresh Docs Screening – November 4, 2016

The Center for Documentary Studies and the Southern Documentary Fund are pleased to present a free screening of  Rodents of Unusual Size, a film by Quinn Costello, Chris Metzler, and Jeff Springer.  The film is presented as part of the Fresh Docs series featuring documentary works-in-progress; following the screenings, a moderated conversation with the filmmaker(s) will be held, during which the audience provides valuable feedback.  Note: Fresh Docs screenings are free,… Read more »

Fresh Docs Screening September 2016

The Center for Documentary Studies and the Southern Documentary Fund are pleased to present a free screening of director George King’s  Thumbs Up For Mother Universe: The Lonnie Holley Story.  The film is presented as part of the Fresh Docs series featuring documentary works-in-progress; following the screenings, a moderated conversation with the filmmaker(s) will be held, during which the audience provides valuable feedback.  Note: Fresh… Read more »

Meet Naomi Walker, SDF’s New Executive Director

The Southern Documentary Fund is delighted to announce that our Board of Directors has named Naomi Walker as SDF’s new Executive Director. She replaces Rachel Raney, who served the organization for four years and is now Director of Independent Productions at UNC-TV. Naomi hails from Richmond, Virginia and has been working in both outreach and engagement for documentary… Read more »

SDF’s Annual Spring Brunch and Showcase

Celebrate Southern Documentaries and help supportSDF at our annual Spring Brunch and Showcase!  Join us on Sunday, June 12, 2016 for a champagne brunch at Mateo Bar de Tapas.  Enjoy a fantastic Spanish-inspired feast prepared by James Beard Award finalist Matt Kelly, and meet filmmakers and members of the SDF documentary community who work to bring powerful southern stories to local, national, and… Read more »

2016 SDF Artists Convening: June 10-12 in Durham, NC

THE ARTISTS CONVENING HAS REACHED CAPACITY! If you would like your name added to a waitlist, please email us at info@southerndocumentaryfund.organd we will contact you if there are cancellations. NOTE:There are still tickets available for the Master Class with Gordon Quinn on Saturday, June 11th at 7 PM:  Purchase Tickets The 2016 SDF Artists Convening will be held Friday… Read more »

Fresh Docs Screening May 2016

The Center for Documentary Studies and the Southern Documentary Fund are pleased to present a free screening of director Carol Thomson’s Liberty Warehouse, which explores the history of an iconic tobacco auction warehouse in Durham, North Carolina. The film is presented as part of the Fresh Docs series featuring documentary works-in-progress; following the screenings, a moderated conversation with the filmmaker(s) will be held, during which the audience provides… Read more »

Now Accepting Submissions for Reel South Season 2!

The Carolinas’ two statewide public television networks, UNC-TV and SCETV, have partnered with the Southern Documentary Fund (SDF) to create an exciting showcase for independently produced documentary films about the American South.  Reel South is an anthology documentary series highlighting the best non-fiction storytelling from the region. Distributed to public television stations nationally, the series brings diverse Southern voices,… Read more »

Fresh Docs Screening in April 2016

The Center for Documentary Studies and the Southern Documentary Fund are pleased to present a free screening of director Lisa Sorg’s, A Sense of the Fitness of Things, a film that confronts the mystery and pain of impermanence in death. The film will screen at CDS and is presented as part of the Fresh Docs series featuring documentary works-in-progress; following the screenings, a moderated conversation… Read more »

SDF Full Frame Happy Hour

Photos from this year’s Happy Hour Party are located here. Here for Full Frame? We know you’ll need to break for refreshment and a few rays of late afternoon sunlight in between a packed schedule of great docs.   Come raise a glass (or a plastic cup) with SDF on Friday from 4-6pm at the wonderful  Carrack Gallery, right… Read more »