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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 submitting can be found here. The Derek Freese 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.

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