There are many great stories to be told by Indigenous artists, and Sundance Institute and its partners are committed to this work. The launching of the Sundance Institute Short Documentary Fund focused on Native and Indigenous Storytellers is the latest effort to support the voices of Indigenous filmmakers. With the support of the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, and the partnership of the Guardian, the Fund will support up to five filmmaking teams with a Native or Indigenous creative in a key position with a $25,000 grant to make a new non-fiction short film. The shorts will have the opportunity to launch on the Guardian’s documentary platform. Applications will be accepted until May 14th, and are available (click the link below the article).
The Fund is specifically interested in journalistic approaches to accessible and urgent stories of topical, contemporary issues that have not been told. And, stories that can be effectively told in a short format (15-30 minutes). There are more rules and eligibility requirements within the application including an application checklist and FAQ’s. Have a look!