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The Bertha BRITDOC funds support fourteen documentaries


The newly established Bertha BRITDOC partnership has just announced the first fourteen grants recipients. In total £230,000 were awarded through the Documentary Journalism and Connect funds.

The Square by Jehane Noujaim

The Bertha BRITDOC Documentary Journalism Fund, for filmmakers from around the world working at the intersection of film and investigative journalism, has awarded grants to the following six projects:

  •   -  The Square by Jehane Noujaim
  •   -  Big Boys Gone Bananas by Fredrik Gertten
  •   -  Untitled Jeremy Scahill Project by  Richard Rowley
  •   -  Making the Case, Beatrice Mtetwa and the Rule of Law by Hopewell Chin'Ono
  •   -  And two further confidential investigative projects.


The Bertha BRITDOC Connect Fund is the first outreach and engagement fund in Europe, launched to support filmmakers from around the world with smart, strategic outreach campaigns that have the ability to achieve real change on a local, regional or global level. The eight films receiving grants through this funding scheme are

  •   -  The Invisible War by Kirby Dick
  •   -  Love Free Or Die by Macky Alston
  •   -  Gasland by Josh Fox, , and  Birmingham gang
  •   -  One Mile Away by Penny Woolcock
  •   -  Give Up Tomorrow by Michael Collins
  •   -  Crime After Crime by Yoav Potash
  •   -  Call Me Kuchu by Malika Zouhali-Worrall & Katherine Fairfax Wright
  •   -  Brooklyn Castle by Katie Dellamaggiore.


More information about the funded films can be seen here:

The partnership between The Bertha Foundation and UK-based documentary funder the BRITDOC Foundation was announced in November 2011 and is worth £1.5 million to filmmakers over the next three years across the two new funds. Grants are awarded on a rolling basis. There will be a second round for the Bertha BRITDOC Connect Fund opening in May 2012.

More information about the two funding schemes can be found at and

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