2012 Pare Lorentz Documentary Fund – Now Accepting Submissions for social issue docs

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The International Documentary Association (IDA) is now accepting proposals for the Pare Lorentz Documentary Fund, which provides production support for full-length documentary films. Two years ago we hosted The Pare Lorentz Film Festival order vantin antibiotic side Cheap with IDA, showcasing Lorentz’s landmark documentaries alongside winners of the Pare Lorentz Award.

Named in honor of the landmark documentary filmmaker, this Fund provides annual grants totaling $75,000 to be used in the creation of original, independent documentary films that illuminate pressing issues in the United States. In 2012, grants will be made to up to 5 projects that tell a compelling story and focus on one of Pare Lorentz’s central concerns—the appropriate use of the natural environment, justice for all or the illumination of pressing social problems.

The Fund supports full-length documentary films that reflect the spirit and nature of Pare Lorentz’s work, exhibiting objective research, artful storytelling, strong visual style, high production values, artistic writing, outstanding music composition, as well as skillful direction, camerawork and editing. Complete guidelines and application are available online here. Cheap