2021 Winter Awards
Four Documentaries Awarded Winter 2021 Grants
The Rogovy Foundation is pleased to announce the Miller / Packan Documentary Film Fund Winter 2021 award winners. The Fund awards grants totalling $200,000 to a selection of film projects annually through its Summer and Winter Open Calls.
The Fund’s four selection of award winners for this Winter period are:
In Plain Sight — Minnesotan Amish farm girl-turned-activist Lizzy Hershberger confronts her past abuse and becomes a leader of Amish sexual assault survivors. Director: Sarah McClure and Co-Director: Jessie Deeter.
Coldwater Kitchen — Chef Jimmy Lee Hill runs a highly regarded culinary training program out of a prison in Coldwater, MI., demonstrating the potential that trust and compassion can offer the incarcerated. Directors: Brian Kaufman and Mark Kurlyandchik.
Nothing Gold Can Stay — After narrowly surviving California’s deadliest wildfire, two longtime friends navigate loss in divergent ways – one rebuilds his community and the other rejects society in search of solitude. Directors: Erin Brethauer and Tim Hussin.
Merkel — Driven by extensive archive material and interviews with those who know her, this is the astonishing story of how a triple outsider – a woman, a scientist, and an East German – became the de facto leader of the Free World. Director: Eva Weber.
“The past two years of pandemic have added additional burdens on documentary filmmakers,” said Hugh Rogovy, Foundation President. “In a difficult environment, we’re pleased to be able to support these stand-out projects.”
Applications are now being accepted for the Summer 2022 Open Call, which ends May 15th 2022.