SDF Rebrands With New Logo And Website

Over the past year, the Southern Documentary Fund has worked to re-align resources and programs to better serve our Southern makers. We’ve awarded 15 Emergency Research & Development grants, hosted virtual events, and provided opportunities for feedback from our makers. We felt it was time our branding better reflect this new direction and had the […]

Meet Kristy Breneman, SDF’s New Artist Development Director

Durham, NC – November 13, 2020 –  The Southern Documentary Fund is proud to announce the appointment of Kristy Breneman in the role of Artist Development Director. Kristy will oversee the organization’s many programs serving documentary makers living or working in the American South, including Fiscal Sponsorships. SDF is currently sponsoring over 75 inspiring and […]

SDF Receives South Arts Resilience Fund Grant to Upgrade Technology and Create NEW VIRTUAL PROGRAMMING

The Southern Documentary Fund today announced receipt of a grant from The South Arts Resilience Fund in the amount of $30,000. With support from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the fund aims to build the long-term resiliency of our arts organization amidst the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. SDF will fulfill these aims principally by […]

2020 SDF Emergency Research & Development Grant Awardees

Southern Documentary Fund Announces Awardees of Emergency Research & Development Grants Durham, North Carolina. July 15, 2020 – The Southern Documentary Fund  (SDF), a nonprofit arts organization that cultivates and provides support to documentary projects made in or about the American South, today announced the award of 15 SDF Emergency Research and Development Grants. These […]

REGISTER NOW FOR SDF GRANT INFORMATION SESSION- MAY 12 & 16, 2020

If you’re a Southern Maker interested in applying for the Southern Documentary Fund’s Emergency Research and Development Grant, we encourage you to attend one of our information sessions led by SDF Interim Executive Director, Peter Gilbert. Each session will give an overview of SDF’s Research & Development Grant, eligibility requirements, and tips for writing a […]

SDF is Seeking a New Executive Director!

THE OPPORTUNITY The next Executive Director will join a dynamic organization at a pivotal moment in its venerable history. Southern Documentary Fund recently expanded its programming and grantmaking. The Executive Director will have the opportunity to leverage the success of its recent films, programs, and historical legacy to set an ambitious strategic direction for the […]

FRESH DOCS SCREENING – FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 14, 2018 – FULL FRAME THEATER

The Center for Documentary Studies and the Southern Documentary Fund are pleased to present a free screening of Always in Season. Always In Season is a documentary project that explores the impact more than a century of lynching African Americans has had on the United States. As the first documentary feature to spotlight recent grassroots efforts for justice and reconciliation, […]

5th Annual Artists Convening – June 1-3, 2018

Schedule for the 5th Annual SDF Artists Convening Featuring a Master Class with filmmakers Joe Brewster and Michèle Stephenson! Joe Brewster is a Harvard graduate who uses his psychiatrist training to inform the social issues he tackles as a filmmaker. Brewster has created stories using a variety of mediums that have garnered support from critics […]

FRESH DOCS PRIME! – FRIDAY, APRIL 27, 2018 – FULL FRAME THEATER

The Center for Documentary Studies and the Southern Documentary Fund present a free screening of documentary shorts, 7pm at the Full Frame Theater: SANTUARIO In Greensboro, NC, a small church community offers sanctuary to Juana Tobar Ortega, a Guatemalan grandmother threatened with deportation after 25 years of living and working in the United States. Christine […]