Magazine article Screen International

Penny Woolcock Amongst Bertha Britdoc Grantees

Magazine article Screen International

Penny Woolcock Amongst Bertha Britdoc Grantees

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Fourteen grants totaling £230,000 have been awarded through The Bertha Foundation and BRITDOC's new Connect Fund and Documentary Journalism Fund.

The Connect Fund - aimed at supporting strategic outreach campaigns which can achieve real change on a local, regional or global level - has awarded grants to eight films.

They are: Sundance Film Festival 2012 award-winners Kirby Dirk's The Invisible War and Macky Alston's Love Free Or Die, Josh Fox's Oscar-nominated Gasland, Penny Woolcock's Birmingham gang project, What's Going On?, Michael Collins' Give Up Tomorrow, Yoav Potash's Crime After Crime, Malika Zouhali-Worrall and Katherine Fairfax Wright's Call Me Kuchu and Katie Dellamaggiore's Brooklyn Castle.

Six projects have also been awarded grants via the Documentary Journalism Fund - aimed at filmmakers from around the world working "at the intersection of film and investigative journalism. …

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