Winter 2022 Awards
Four Documentaries Awarded Winter 2022 Grants
We are pleased to announce the Miller / Packan Documentary Fund Winter 2022 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:
Rouge — Rouge is a coming of age story that follows the lives of four young black men as they navigate being student-athletes at one of America’s richest basketball legacies located in one of its most economically and environmentally challenged zip codes. Director: Hamoody Jaafar.
Untitled Creede Documentary — In conservative Creede, Colorado, population 357, the unlikely combination of mining families and progressive theater people have been trying to negotiate their political and social differences for almost 60 years. Director: Kahane Cooperman.
My Midwife — The arrest of three midwives serving Amish and Mennonite communities in upstate NY ignites a legislative fight for freedom of choice in birthing rights. Through the lens of this modern-day witch hunt, the film examines the battle between medicine and midwifery and its impact on maternal child health. Director: Elaine Epstein.
Untitled Policing Documentary — Amidst an epidemic of the unwarranted use of deadly force by police and a nationwide call for reform, a notorious former officer comes forward for the first time to tell of the worst sins he committed in the name of fighting crime. Director: Charles Burnett & Nicole Lucas Haimes.
“This year’s awards go to very original perspectives on timely topics,” said Hugh Rogovy. “We’re impressed with the passion and effort that goes into each documentary.”
Applications are now being accepted for the Winter 2022 Open Call, which ends November 15th 2022.