Magazine article Screen International

Documentary Organisation Launches $1M Production Opportunity

Magazine article Screen International

Documentary Organisation Launches $1M Production Opportunity

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Money to be administered via IDA's Enterprise Documentary Fund.

The International Documentary Association and the Reporters Committee For Freedom Of The Press (RCFP) are teaming up to support filmmakers.

The $1m grant will be administered by the IDA's Enterprise Documentary Fund, supported by the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation.

The Fund champions documentaries that tackle contemporary stories through a journalistic lens and the RCFP will provide expertise to funded projects on newsgathering and First Amendment issues.

"Independent documentarians are increasingly investigating complex and essential current affairs stories - covering issues that need considerable time and resources to develop," Carrie Lozano, director of IDA's Enterprise Fund, said.

"The partnership between IDA and RCFP will provide much needed legal support for filmmakers who are often working without this necessary expertise. …

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