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
PRODUCTION / POST-PRODUCTION
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
CINEREACH PROJECT AT SUNDANCE INSTITUTE AWARDS
God Loves Uganda (US) – Roger Ross Williams
If A Tree Falls (US) – Marshall Curry