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Deadline looms for Philadelphia doc fund

The Derek Freese Documentary Fund is calling for applications for feature-length documentaries with a strong narrative and a Greater Philadelphia connection, from now until June, with US$35,000 on offer.
May 16, 2013

The Derek Freese Documentary Fund is calling for applications for feature-length documentaries with a strong narrative and a Greater Philadelphia connection, from now until June 7.

The award, given out once every two years, comes with an US$35,000 prize, designed to help complete the film. The winning project can be in various stages of production and post-production, and must have a proposal and sample work, no more than 15 minutes in length.

More information about submittingĀ can be found here. The Derek FreeseĀ Film Foundation was created in 1997 to honor the memory of Derek Freese, a budding filmmaker who passed away two days after arriving in Hollywood.

The doc fund was launched in January 2013 at Sundance, to honor Freese’s love of film, good story and his hometown.

About The Author
Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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