The Sundance Institute Documentary Film Program and Fund (DFP) is a resource for independent documentary filmmakers worldwide working on cinematic documentaries focused on human rights and contemporary-issue themes. Year-round support spans funding, creative support, and audience engagement support for individual films, as well as field-wide support in targeted regions globally. Films supported by the DFP have received widespread distribution via broadcast, theatrical release, DVD, and online distribution, and garnering exceptional industry recognition. Activities include:
- Sundance Institute Documentary Fund
- Special Opportunity Funds
- Sundance Institute Documentary Awards
- Creative Documentary Labs
- Sundance Institute Creative Producing Summit: Documentary
- Documentary Fellows Program at the Sundance Film Festival
- International Creative Partnerships
- DFP Work-in-Progress Screenings in Los Angeles and New York
"There has never been a time when creative independent documentary filmmaking has been more important in our society." —Cara Mertes
Under the direction of Cara Mertes, the DFP also convenes events and forges partnerships and initiatives which amplify the use of film as a tool for increasing awareness of key global challenges and which motivate change towards more open and equitable societies.
Posted Mar 27, 2013, by Sundance Institute
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Posted Feb 25, 2013, by Nate von Zumwalt, Editorial Coordinator
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