IFP/New York, the membership and advocacy organization for independentfilm-makers, has announced the names of the five films which will be share$50,000 in the latest round of development funding through the AnthonyRadziwill Documentary Fund.
The grants are open to US-based producers and directors and were createdto provide "seed funding" to new documentary projects at the earlieststages of development.
The five, selected from 390 proposals, are: How Sweet The Sound - TheBlind Boys Of Alabama to be directed by Leslie McCleave; Manhattan, Kansasdirected by Tara Wray; Suicide, directed by Jay Rosenblatt; TheUniversal Language, directed by Sam Green (The Weather Underground);and When The Tide Comes In, by Lourdes Portillo.
The Radziwill fund is in memory of the late Anthony Radziwill, an Emmyaward-winning documentary producer.
IFP/New York also announced yesterday the establishment of a fiscalsponsorship programme which will provide the organisation with a legalmechanism to offer financial, administrative and mentorship services toselected independent projects, thereby allowing them to offer potential donorsthe incentive of a charitable deduction for income tax purposes.