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 important documentaries, collaborating closely on getting these projects funded, made, and seen.
Kristy comes to Southern Documentary Fund with a wealth of knowledge and extensive background working closely with filmmakers, distributors and film festivals across the South. Kristy has been in the field of artist services for over 15 years and has worked for organizations including Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, the Atlanta Film Society, and the Austin Film Festival. She has also served on the Board of Directors for a number of non-profit arts organizations, including her current appointment at the Visual Art Exchange in Raleigh, NC. Kristy has a Masters degree in Moving Image Studies from Georgia State University.
“We are thrilled to have Kristy join the SDF team. Kristy successfully spearheaded our Covid Response Development Grant cycle this summer. She will be a great empathetic conduit to our makers in her new position. Kristy will continue her role building innovative programs to support the SDF community,” says, Peter Gilbert, Southern Documentary Fund’s Interim Executive Director.