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Final Deadline: Monday, April 22, 2013

The International Documentary Association is accepting proposals for the Pare Lorentz Documentary Fund through Monday, April 22, 2013. This fund, named in honor of the landmark documentary filmmaker, provides production support for full-length independent documentary films that illuminate pressing issues in the United States 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.

This year the Fund will provide a total of $95,000 to up to six films with Individual grants ranging from $15,000- $25,000.

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. Complete guidelines and application are available at

Previous recipients of the Pare Lorentz Documentary Fund Grant have included ¿Más Bebés?, As Goes Janesville, After Tiller, Citizen Koch and Remote Area Medical.

A program of the International Documentary Association, the Pare Lorentz Documentary Fund is made possible by The New York Community Trust.