Southern Documentary Fund Appoints New Executive Director

Durham, N.C. – June 15, 2021 – Southern Documentary Fund (SDF) is pleased to announce the appointment of Kristy Garcia Breneman in the role of Executive Director. She will be responsible for all aspects of SDF’s management and growth. Garcia Breneman joined SDF as Artist Development Director in 2020, managing the organization through Covid-19 with …

Meet Dana Collins, Southern Documentary Fund’s New Communications Manager

Durham, N.C., May 18, 2021—The Southern Documentary Fund is proud to announce the appointment of Dana Collins in the role of Communications Manager. Dana will oversee the organization’s correspondence, branding, social media, PR, and grassroots outreach. Dana comes to Southern Documentary Fund with a wealth of knowledge in the film industry and an extensive background working …

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 …

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 …

2018 Winners Announced in SDF’s Research & Development, Production Grants

DURHAM, NC (SEPTEMBER 10, 2018) – For 15 years, Southern Documentary Fund (SDF) has supported independent filmmakers across the American South and nuanced stories in the region.  To that end, SDF is proud to announce the funding of 20 new projects that are rooted in Southern experiences via their Research & Development and Production Grants.  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 …