CA DOCUMENTARY PROJECT GRANTS: Applications Due 11/1
The California Documentary Project (CDP) is a competitive grant program that supports the research and development and production stages of film, audio, and digital media projects that seek to document California in all its complexity. Projects should use the humanities to provide context, depth, and perspective and be suitable for California and national audiences through public and educational screenings and presentations, broadcast, distribution, and/or online. Since 2003, California Humanities has awarded over $5 million to projects that document California and its cultures, peoples, and histories, and that together help us better understand who we are and where we live. Recently supported projects include the podcasts and radio series California Foodways, The Stoop and The Intersection; interactive and trans-media documentaries such as K-TOWN '92 and The Mojave Project; and documentary films such as REAL BOY, The Return, Forever, Chinatown, No Más Bebés?, The Last Day of Freedom, Romeo is Bleeding, Ovarian Psycos, Tribal Justice, Dogtown Redemption and many more. Funding is available in two categories: Research & Development Grants up to $10,000 and Production Grants up to $50,000. For complete guidelines, application instructions and a list of previously awarded funded projects please visit The California Documentary Project Grants Page. Workshop and webinar dates will be announced shortly.
JD DiSALVATORE: A VALIANT VOICE FOR THE LGBT COMMUNITY DIES AT 51
Award-winning LGBT film and TV director/ producer JD Disalvatore passed away on Aug. 24 after a long battle with breast cancer. She was 51. JD was a joyful presence on our Pride of the Ocean cruises, sharing her deep expertise and knowledge about both filmmaking and the business of film. JD graduated from Miami Palmetto High School in 1984, two years after Amazon founder Jeff Bezos. One could say the filmmaker, whose 2007 movie "Shelter" won a GLAAD Media Award as best feature film in limited release, was upstaged by the billionaire entrepreneur. But not everyone would completely agree. "I used to joke with JD that she was the one that would ultimately have a bigger positive impact on people's lives. In reading all the emotional tributes people have shared about our JD, I dare say that may prove true," said Birgitte Gilliland, her friend since those high school days. Read the Miami Heralds' coverage of JD's passing HERE
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