Sundance Institute Announces Spring 2012 Grant Recipients

[Source: Sundance Institute, July 10, 2012]

Sundance Institute yesterday announced the twenty-seven Documentary Film Program grant recipients for Spring 2012 (full press release is attached below). Selected feature-length documentary films will receive a total of $490,000 in support. In addition to financial support, these projects are now eligible for DFP year-round creative support opportunities, including creative documentary labs, fellows programs, work-in-progress screenings and creative feedback.

The proposal quality and diversity for the Spring 2012 round were unprecedented and affirm the passion and sophistication of feature documentary filmmakers worldwide. This round alone, the Sundance Institute Documentary Film Program (DFP) received nearly 800 submissions from filmmakers living and working in 103 countries, from Egypt to Peru, Russia to Indonesia, Turkey to Ghana, who submitted work of great artistry and humanity.

Additionally, three projects were recently announced in a separate press release, also attached, to receive a grant from the Cinereach Project at Sundance Institute. The Cinereach Project supports film projects with themes that evoke global cultural exchange and social impact by providing a flexible and rapidly deployable resource pool at key stages in the life of projects, from development through release. 2012 marks the third year of the initiative.

The DFP celebrates its 10th anniversary in 2012 and since its inception has awarded grants to more than 425 documentary filmmakers in 61 countries, including the projects announced yesterday. Please join Sundance in celebrating the new class and community of Sundance-supported artists.

For more information, check out IndieWire's coverage of the newly announced grants.

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