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2018 GRANT RECIPIENTS

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The Last Partera, by Victoria Bouloubasis & Ned Phillips
In rural Costa Rica, a 96-year-old midwife passes on the wisdom of her craft to a new generation of women fighting for their right to choose how they give birth.

Grandmaster, by Christopher Everett
Grandmaster is a documentary film that illuminates the legacy of Vic Moore, one of the first African American Karate champions, and reveals the impact that martial arts has had on Black communities and culture since the 1960s.

Meant to Be Maddie, by Anna Clare Spelman
Maddie, a transgender girl, grows up in NC with the support of her Methodist parents. Maddie transitioned at five, and this film follows her from age nine through high school.

Superminority, by Hilary Linder
In North Carolina, twenty first-time, female candidates resolve to break the supermajority. 

You Gave Me A Song: The Life & Music of Alice Gerrardby Kenny Dalsheimer
At 84, old-time music pioneer Alice Gerrard performs, teaches, and inspires the next generation while safeguarding the groundbreaking stories of her past.


2017

A Love Supreme: Black, Christian, and Queer in the South (working title) by Kyndra Frazier & Katina Parker
Chinese American Voters Project (working title) by Yi Chen
JIG SHOW: Leon Claxton’s Harlem in Havana by Leslie Cunningham
This Taco Truck Kills Fascists by Rodrigo Dorfman
OVERLAND by Elisabeth Haviland James & Revere La Noue

2016

Always In Season by Jaqueline Olive
Burden Of Proof by Cynthia Hill
Farmsteaders by Shaena Mallett
Reach Back and Fetch It: The Carolina Chocolate Drops Story by John Whitehead

2015

I, Destini by Nicholas Pilarski & Destini Riley
The Nine-Month Withdrawal by Ashley Panzera
Red Wolf Revival by Roshan Patel & Madison McClintock
United Skates by Tina Brown & Dyana Winkler

2014

Raising Bertie by Margaret Byrne
The Last Barn Dance by Jason Arthurs
Living Off the Line: Stories from The Clothesline Muse by Lana Garland
Furniture Workers Story by Phoebe Brush

2018 SDF Filmmaking Grant Panelists

       Hannah Hearn, Working Films
       Jillian Johnson, Durham City Council
       Kristy Breneman, Alamo Drafthouse Raleigh

2017 SDF Filmmaking Grant Panelists

       S. Leo Chiang, Filmmaker
       Sonya Childress, Firelight Media
       Teresa Hollingsworth, South Arts

2016 SDF Filmmaking Grant Panelists

       Duong-Chi Do, ITVS
       N’Jeri Eaton, NPR
       Carlos Sandoval, Camino Bluff Productions

2015 SDF Filmmaking Grant Panelists

Katy Chevigny, Big Mouth Productions
Seth Gadsden, Indie Grits Film Festival
Jacquie Jones, Jacquie Jones Media

2014 SDF Filmmaking Grant Panelists

Eric Martin, ITVS
Molly Murphy, Working Films
Amy Shumaker, SCETV