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Apply for the Pare Lorentz Documentary Fund


IDA - The International Documentary Association is accepting proposals for the Pare Lorentz Documentary Fund until Monday, April 22, 2013.

The Plow That Broke the Plains (1936) by Pare Lorentz

The Pare Lorentz Documentary Fund, named in honor of the landmark documentary filmmaker, provides production support for independent documentary films that illuminate pressing issues in the United States 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.

This year the Fund will provide a total of $95,000 to up to six films with individual grants ranging from $15,000- $25,000. Supported films must be at least 40 minutes long. 

The grant period of support is October 1, 2013 – September 31, 2014. Grant funds will be used to advance or reimburse production and post-production related expenses incurred during that time period. The applicant does not need to be a US citizen or US resident but must have, or be eligible to obtain, a US Taxpayer ID number (ITIN) or Employer Identification number (EIN) if any grant funds are to be expended in the United States. 

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