Magazine article Screen International

Pulse Films, Britdoc Launch Documentary Fund at CPH:DOX

Magazine article Screen International

Pulse Films, Britdoc Launch Documentary Fund at CPH:DOX

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Production company Pulse Films (20,000 Days On Earth) and non-profit organisation Britdoc have launched the Genesis Fund, a new £5,000 ($7,600) award created to support original non-fiction cinema.

The first recipient of the prize will be Field Niggas director Khalik Allah, with the money going towards his new project Jamaica.

On receiving the award, Allah said: "Receiving the Genesis Fund marks a huge milestone in my emerging career as a filmmaker."

The prize will be awarded up to 10 times per year to filmmakers experimenting with the form and approach of documentary cinema.

Directors of any nationality and with any level of experience are eligible for the award, with projects needing to be at an early stage to be considered.

After receiving the prize, filmmakers will retain all rights and options to their work, with Pulse/Britdoc potentially providing further co-production funding to take the project through to completion. …

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