Wednesday, January 19, 2011
The Ford Foundation has launched a five-year, $50 million initiative to help support filmmakers whose work addresses social issues.
The JustFilms initiative will invest $10 million a year to help expand the community of filmmakers around the world, working with documentary filmmakers with a social conscience but who may lack the resources to realize their vision. Building on the foundation's longtime support for film documentaries, the initiative will leverage Ford's global network of ten regional offices to identify talent from emerging documentary film communities and will focus on film, video, and digital works that show courageous people confronting difficult issues in pursuit of a more just, secure, and sustainable world.
More information can be found at the Ford Foundation website.