New York, NY (PRWEB) January 06, 2016
The Rogovy Foundation announces the launch of the Miller / Packan Documentary Film Fund. Awarded bi-annually, the Fund will award grants totaling $150,000 to between six and ten film projects. The Summer open call ends May 15th, 2016, and the Winter open call ends November 15, 2016.
The Foundation funds projects that are transformational, with enlightening narratives and inspiring characters. We support documentary film as an instrument for change, delivering greater knowledge, compassion and awareness. Listening and understanding bring us together.
The Miller / Packan Film Fund provides grants to feature-length non-fiction projects that address social issues and inspire others. The Fund supports filmmaking in advanced development (up to $10,000), production and post-production stages (up to $25,000).
The fund seeks projects that open our eyes through a strong premise, critical thinking, detailed analysis and competing views.
Submissions are accepted on a rolling basis, with the Summer Award winners to be announced in July. Applications for the Summer Awards need to be received by May 15th, 2016.
“A progressive and effective democracy relies upon strong education. We honor Miller / Packan, and all outstanding teachers, with this targeted Fund,” says Hugh Rogovy, Foundation Founder. “We see documentary films as effective agents of change,” says Asher Rogovy, Foundation Vice-President, “and look forward to supporting many impactful and exciting projects in the coming years.”
Further details on the Miller / Packan Film Fund can be found at: rogovy.org
General inquiries can be emailed to: info(at)rogovy(dot)org
About Miller / Packan:
Sally Miller and Mae Packan left their mark on generations of high school students. They taught them how to think critically and how to write effectively. Named in their honor, the Miller / Packan Film Fund supports documentaries that perpetuate the idealism and depth of understanding they brought to their students.
About The Rogovy Foundation:
The Rogovy Foundation invests in inspired people and nonprofit organizations that are working to help build a more enlightened and harmonious planet. The Foundation sees documentary film as a potent medium which broadens our vision and changes our perspectives. We provide grants to filmmakers who open our eyes.