The San Francisco Film Society has announced the 11 finalists and one honorable mention for the SFFS/Film Arts Foundation Documentary Grant.

The grant is the newest to be offered by the Society’s expanding film-maker services programme and will award a total of $25,000 for documentary features in post-production.

This one-time grant will be awarded to film-makers residing in the US whose work expresses “both a unique personal perspective and an artistic approach to their chosen subject.”

The finalists and honorable mention for the grant were selected from more than 220 applications and are: Christian Bruno for Strand: A Natural History Of Cinema; Nancy Buirski for The Loving Story: A Long Walk Home; Eugene Corr for From Ghost Town To Havana; Steve James for The Interrupters; Julie Kahn for Swamp Cabbage; Dara Kell for Dear Mandela; Pete Nicks for The Waiting Room; Goran Olsson for Black Power Mixtape; Tristan Patterson for Dragonslayer; Brian Truglio for Racing The Rez; and David Weissman for Heartbreak And Heroism: Stories From The Plague Years In San Francisco.

The honourable mention goes to Karen Johnson for Kusama: Princess Of Polka Dots