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Full Frame Documentary Film Festival opens Garrett Scott grant applications

Full Frame Documentary Film Festival is accepting applications for its 2020 Garrett Scott Documentary Development Grant, now in its 14th year. The grant provides travel and accommodations to first-time filmmakers attending ...
December 20, 2019

Full Frame Documentary Film Festival is accepting applications for its 2020 Garrett Scott Documentary Development Grant, now in its 14th year.

The grant provides travel and accommodations to first-time filmmakers attending the international event, which is held April 2 to 5 in Durham, North Carolina.

For four days, the two chosen filmmakers will be given access to films, discussions, and mentorship by experienced filmmakers. Recipients will also present short excerpts from their works-in-progress at the festival.

Applicants must be American, live in the U.S. and be 18 or older. By “first-time filmmaker,” the organization is referring to directors in the early stage of their documentary careers and have not yet received significant recognition.

Filmmakers still qualify as “first-time” if they’ve made shorts or student projects, worked professionally as a crewmember on other films, or recently completed a documentary that has not yet been released.

Those interested should anticipate finishing their project by March 2021.

To see the full application instructions, visit the Full Frame Documentary Film Festival website.

The 2019 Garrett Scott Documentary Development Grant was awarded to Jon-Sesrie Goff for After Sherman and Diane Hodson and Jasmine Luoma for Million Dollar Block. The 2018 Garrett Scott Documentary Development Grant was awarded to Lucas Habte for Shadow of His Wings and Débora Souza Silva for Black Mothers.

Previous grant recipients include RaMell Ross (Hale County This Morning, This Evening), Bing Liu (Minding the Gap), Jonathan Olshefski (Quest), Lyric R. Cabral ((T)error), Jason Osder (Let the Fire Burn), and Robin Hessman (My Perestroika), among others.

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Jillian Morgan is a special reports editor at realscreen with a background in journalism and digital marketing. She joined the publication in 2019 after serving as the assistant editor to trade publications HPAC and On-Site. With a bachelor of journalism from the University of King's College in Halifax, she also works as a freelance writer and fact-checker.

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