International Documentary Association

Support Independent Documentary Films

Posted on April 25, 2016

IDA Seeks Applications to Support Independent Documentary Films

The International Documentary Association is accepting applications for the creation of original, independent documentary films that illuminate pressing issues in the United States.

Through the Pare Lorentz Documentary Fund, IDA will award production grants of up to $25,000 to up to a dozen projects that tell a compelling story and focus on one of Pare Lorentz’s central concerns — the appropriate use of the natural environment, justice for all, and/or the illumination of pressing social problems. The fund supports full-length documentary films that reflect the spirit and nature of Pare Lorentz’s work and exhibit objective research, artful storytelling, a strong visual style, high production values, excellent writing, and outstanding music composition, as well as skillful direction, camerawork, and editing. A program of the International Documentary Association, the Pare Lorentz Documentary Fund is made possible by the New York Community Trust.

Projects must be in production at the time of application, with the bulk of research and development completed but still having substantial production or post-production related work and expenses remaining. Grant funds may be used for production and post-production related expenses incurred during the period of support.

To be eligible, the applicant must be 18 years of age or older and be a producer and/or director of the submitted work. In addition, the applicant must be an independent filmmaker working on an original project. The applicant also should be an experienced filmmaker with at least one key above-the-line (producer, director, co-director, co-producer) or other principal creative (director of photography, editor) credit on a previously completed documentary.

IDA will be accepting applications on a rolling basis until July 31, 2017. Applications will be reviewed throughout the period, with grants being awarded quarterly.

See the IDA website for complete program guidelines and application instructions.

DEADLINE: JULY 31, 2017 (ROLLING BASIS UNTIL JULY 31, 2017)

http://www.documentary.org/pare-lorentz-guidelines


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