Six Documentaries Awarded Winter 2018 Grants
We are pleased to announce the Miller / Packan Documentary Film Fund Winter 2018 award winners. The Fund awards grants totaling $200,000 to between six and twelve film projects annually through Summer and Winter open calls.
Untitled Jefferson County Project — As states compete to attract multinational companies, with tax incentives for the promise of jobs, a West Virginia community fights to stop a manufacturing plant from being built in their backyard. Director: Jamie Coughlin.
NEVERTHELESS — A documentary that examines the sexual harassment crisis in the American workplace through interviews and personal stories, revealing truths about the intricacies of the issue while also offering solutions. Director: Sarah Moshman.
Fashion Reimagined: A Sustainable Odyssey — Horrified that the fashion industry is among the top most polluting in the world, Amy Powney of Mother of Pearl attempts to produce a sustainable collection that can be traced from field to finished garment. Director: Becky Hutner.
The Cannons — The story of the largest junior African-American hockey team in North America, and four senior boys in their final make or break year of high school. A story about hope; the power of sport; and the pursuit of the American Dream. Director: Rob Ford.
The American Question — An apolitical story about the social and political divide in America, exploring the divisions between different citizens, religions, communities and people of different political viewpoints. Director: James Kicklighter. www.theamericanquestion.com
Stripped for Parts: American Journalism at the Crossroads — Hedge funds and private equity are plundering what is left of America’s newspapers. The film follows the struggle for the resources and soul of America’s news media. Director: Rick Goldsmith.
“With so many excellent submissions, we’re thrilled to increase the size of our grants,” said Asher Rogovy, Foundation Vice-President. “These films all tackle important issues.”
Applications are now being accepted for the Summer 2019 open call, which ends May 15th.