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Creative Capital Awards recognizes seven documentary filmmakers

Creative Capital, a New York-based funding and development agency, has announced the recipients of its 2021 Creative Capital Awards. In total, 35 projects and the work of 42 individual artists ...
December 8, 2020

Creative Capital, a New York-based funding and development agency, has announced the recipients of its 2021 Creative Capital Awards. In total, 35 projects and the work of 42 individual artists have been recognized. Each project will receive up to US$50,000 in project funding, as well as additional career development services.

The projects were drawn from nearly 4,000 applications and selected by an eight-member, multidisciplinary panel composed of expert curators, producers, other arts professionals and past awardees.

The projects originated in 12 different U.S. states and territories. Of the 42 artists, 76% identify as being persons of color, 55% as female and 10% identify as having a disability. They range in age from their 20s through their 70s.

Applications for the next cycle of Creative Capital Awards will open February 1, 2021.

Creative Capital receives major support from The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, Surdna Foundation, Lambent Foundation, Toby Devan Lewis, The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and over 100 other institutional and individual donors.

Documentary recipients are listed below. For the full list of recipients and panelists, visit the Creative Capital website.

William D. Caballero
Los Angeles, CA
TheyDream
Animation, Documentary Film

Reid Davenport
Oakland, CA
I Didn’t See You There
Documentary Film

Jenny Lion
Minneapolis, MN
untitled (Nevada, Utah)
Documentary Film, Video Art

Jules Rosskam
Philadelphia, PA
Desire Lines
Documentary Film

Elaine McMillion Sheldon
Knoxville, TN
King Coal
Documentary Film, Experimental Film

Débora Souza Silva
Oakland, CA
Black Mothers
Documentary Film, Artistic Activism

About The Author
Andrew Jeffrey joined Realscreen in 2021 as its news editor. Here, he helps to oversee assignment, reporting and editing for Realscreen's daily newsletter. Prior to his work covering documentary and non-fiction film and TV, he worked as a reporter and associate producer for CBC Edmonton, and as a reporter for The Star Calgary, where he covered daily news on beats such as local and provincial politics, health care and harm reduction, sports and education. His work has appeared in other Canadian news outlets such as TVO, the Edmonton Journal and Avenue Magazine.

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