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2018 Documentary Short Film Program

With support from John D. And Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, Sundance Institute’s Documentary Film and Native American and Indigenous Programs have partnered on a short film fund aimed at finding, nurturing and elevating documentary stories from Native and Indigenous storytellers from around the world. Non-recoupable grants of up to $25,000US will be awarded to support up to 5 projects that will have the opportunity to launch on The Guardian’s video platform. Situated at the intersection of journalism and documentary film, this partnership aims to encourage a wider range of independent storytellers to make short films of deep emotional engagement for broad impact on mainstream news media as well as the culture at large.
* ‘Indigenous’ includes First Peoples, Native, First Nations and Aboriginal peoples who belong to; or who have had an uninterrupted relationship with their land.* This is distinct from those people who have arrived from another place to live in a country.

Application Deadline : May 14, 2018