Sundance Institute today announced the 22 Documentary Film Program grant recipients for autumn 2010.

Selected feature-length documentaries were chosen from nearly 450 projects from 80 countries. Each will receive $550,000 in support.

Two of the 22 projects listed below are to receive a grant from the Sundance | Cinereach Project at Sundance Institute, part of a $1.5m three-year grant funded by Cinereach. A portion of the grant is for emergency or discretionary grants and support for risk-taking documentaries on pressing global issues, as well as support.

In addition to financial assistance, all of the film-makers awarded grants are eligible for a range of year-round creative support services from Sundance Institute Documentary Film Program, including creative labs and fellows programmes, work-in-progress screenings, and documentary activity at the annual Sundance Creative Producing Summit and Sundance Film Festival.


A Bear Over My Head (Georgia) – Zaza Rusadze

The E-Team (US) – Katy Chevigny and Ross Kauffman

Haiti, Billions For A Refoundation (Haiti-France-US) –Raoul Peck  

Nuclear Underground (US) – Peter Galison and Robb Moss


Arizona Project (US) – Carlos Sandoval and Catherine Tambini

The Bully Project (US) – Lee Hirsch

China Heavyweight (China-Canada) Yung Chang

El Jardin (working title) (US-Mexico) – Natalia Almada

A Fierce Green Fire (US) – Mark Kitchell

Higher Ground (working title) (US) – Jon Shenk

More Than A Month (US) – Shukree Tilghman

Oscar’s Comeback (US) – Lisa Collins and Mark Schwartzburt

Planet Of Snail (South Korea) – Seung-Jun Yi

SEMBENE! (US-Senegal) – Samba Gadjigo and Jason Silverman

Sun Kissed (US) – Maya Stark and Adi Lavy

Watchers Of The Sky (US) – Edet Belzberg

When The Drum Is Beating (US) – Whitney Dow

When Two Worlds Collide (Peru) – Heidi Brandenburg and Mathew Orzel


A Small Act (US) – Jennifer Arnold

Soldiers Of Conscience (US) – Gary Weimberg and Catherine Ryan


God Loves Uganda (US) – Roger Ross Williams

If A Tree Falls (US) – Marshall Curry