Southern Documentary Fund is based in Durham, North Carolina and serves documentary filmmakers living or working in the American South – Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia. We support artists throughout the South, pointing their lenses wherever they choose—locally, around the region, or internationally. We also work with artists from all over the country who have chosen to tell a Southern story.

Fiscal Sponsorship

SDF is currently sponsoring over 75 inspiring and important documentaries, collaborating closely on getting these projects funded, made, and seen.

Fresh Docs

Fresh Docs is SDF’s work-in-progress screening series. These screenings give SDF makers an opportunity to showcase their work fresh from the edit suite.

Artists Convening

The SDF Annual Artists Convening takes place each spring in Durham, NC. Filmmakers from around the South and beyond are invited.