The recipients of 2013 San Francisco Film Society Documentary Film Fund awards totalling $100,000 are Anne Bogart and Holly Morris’ The Babushkas Of Chernobyl, Jamie Meltzer’s Freedom Fighters and Jimmy Goldblum and Adam Weber’s Tomorrow We Disappear.
Previous Documentary Film Fund winners include Shaul Schwarz’s Narco Cultura, which premiered at this year’s Sundance Film Festival and Zachary Heinzerling’s Cutie And The Boxer, which won Sundance’s directing award for documentary and screens next month in the Sundance Los Angeles event NEXT Weekend
Since 2011 SFFS has distributed $100,000 annually in grants to advance new work by documentary filmmakers nationwide.
“These three projects exhibit exactly the kind of compelling storytelling and creative approach to their subjects that the Doc Film Fund was created to support, and I can’t wait to see the finished products,” said SFFS executive director Ted Hope.
“Our deepest thanks go to Sharon and Larry Malcomson, whose inspiring patronage has truly lifted up our documentary-focused initiatives and put the Film Society on the map as an important champion of non-fiction filmmaking with a tangible national impact.”