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Sundance & Cinereach Select Eleven for $1.5 Million Grants

10 June 2011

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Sundance & Cinereach Select Eleven for $1.5 Million Grants

Eleven projects have been named recipients of the $1.5 million “Cinereach Project at Sundance Institute,” a three-year initiative designed to “support documentary and narrative feature film projects with themes that evoke global cultural exchange and social impact.” The 11 will receive help in what Sundance Institute calls “a critical moment in their development.”

In addition to grant awards, The Cinereach Project at Sundance Institute includes core artist support activity at the Sundance Screenwriters Lab, Directors Lab, Documentary Edit & Story Lab, Composers & Documentary Lab, the Creative Producing Feature and Documentary Labs, and the Sundance Film Festival. A total of $131,000 was awarded to filmmakers in this round of Spring grants.

“It is always incredibly exciting and intrinsically rewarding when we are able to provide financial support to our artists,” commented Keri Putnam, Executive Director, Sundance Institute in a statement. “Our collaboration with Cinereach allows both of our organizations the opportunity to respond to a critical need in independent filmmaking and to have a meaningful impact when it is most needed,” Putnam added.

“Adaptability, flexibility, and collaboration are key components of new independent filmmaking models; not only for directors and producers, but also for funders and financiers,” added Philipp Engelhorn, Founder and Executive Director of Cinereach. “Cinereach continues to take pride in its Sundance Institute partnership – an opportunity to reinforce these key values through rapid, well-targeted and focused support.”

 

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Via IndieWire

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