Garrett Scott Documentary Development Grant – Now Open
“The Garrett Scott Documentary Development Grant gave us an invaluable crash course that included conversations with veteran documentarians, sales agents, broadcasters, and distributors, while also giving us a fantastic first festival experience at one of the best documentary festivals.”
— Katherine Fairfax Wright and Malika Zouhali-Worral (filmmakers, Call Me Kuchu)
The Garrett Scott Documentary Development Grant was founded in 2007 to support singular new voices in documentary film. Its emphasis is on first-time filmmakers with unconventional training, those making formally challenging work, and those grappling with difficult subjects. Welcoming any background, training or subject, the overriding mission is to support unique filmmaking talents at this crucial moment in their careers. For more information check out their listing!
The grant strives to connect new filmmakers to the larger documentary community. Grantees are invited to the annual festival as special guests, and given the opportunity to take part in one-on-one meetings, work-in-progress screenings, and a range of related activities. Working closely with Full Frame, grant committee members Ian Olds, Rachael Rakes, Thom Powers, and Esther Robinson have built an ongoing support pipeline that helps first-time filmmakers cultivate creative and professional relationships, build their understanding of the industry, and forge lasting networks of industry support as they move toward completion of their first feature film.
Garrett Scott (Cul de Sac: A Suburban War Story; Occupation: Dreamland) was an incisive thinker and self-taught filmmaker with a keen ability to see how individual action was connected to larger, often unseen, historical forces. The grant seeks to honor Garrett’s memory by supporting the next generation of exceptional documentary filmmakers.
Applications for the 2017 Garrett Scott Documentary Development Grant are now open. Please contact [email protected] with any questions.