Twenty-seven documentaries have received the grants through the Institute’s documentary film programme.

Grantees are judged on storytelling, artistic treatment and innovation, subject relevance and potential for social engagement.

“The grants announced today represent an incredible array of storytelling,” documentary film programme director Cara Mertes said. “Many of these films examine people, events and movements that tell a story of transformative change. Each film has the potential to bring this experience to viewers around the world.”

The documentary film programme has awarded grants to more than 425 documentary filmmakers from 61 countries since its inception.

For more information about the selected films click here.

  • Six composers have been selected for the 2012 Feature Film Composers Lab set to run from Jul 25-Aug 8 at the Sundance Resort in Utah. The composers are: Mike Raznick, Yotam Silberstein, Jason Staczek, Karen Tanaka, Kubilay Uner and Philip White.