IDA Announces New Documentary Production Fund to Honor Legendary Filmmaker Pare Lorentz

Application Deadline – All application materials, including work samples, must be received by 5:00 PM PST on Monday, April 25, 2011.

Mission and Objective – The 2011 Pare Lorentz Documentary Fund will provide production grants totaling $75,000 to be used in the creation of original, independent documentary films that illuminate pressing issues in the United States. 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. A program of the International Documentary Association, the Pare Lorentz Documentary Fund is made possible by The New York Community Trust.

For more information about Pare Lorentz and to view full-length selections of his films, please visit the IDA’s Pare Lorentz screening room.

For more information, please visit the IDA’s website here: www.documentary.org/parelorentz.

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