The winners of the 2014 SFFS Documentary Film Fund have been announced! Three films will receive awards totaling more than $75,000, which will help push them towards completion. Since 2011, the Documentary Film Fund has supported nonfiction film work distinguished by compelling stories, intriguing characters and an innovative visual approach.
Get to know this year's winners below!
Moby Longinotto, director and Aviva Wishnow, producer
The Joneses is a portrait of Jheri, a 73-year-old transgender trailer park matriarch, who lives in bible belt Mississippi. Reconciled with her family after years of estrangement, and now living with two of her sons, Jheri embarks on a new path to reveal her true self to her grandchildren. Will their family bonds survive
Romeo Is Bleeding
Jason Zeldes, director and Michael Klein, producer
Donte Clark's poetic voice was honed on the violent street corners of a struggling city. Yet rather than succumb to the pressures of Richmond, CA, Clark uses his artistic perspective to save his city from itself. For more information visit RomeoIsBleedingFilm.com.
Street Fighting Man
Andrew James, director; Sara Archambault and Katie TIbaldi, producers
In a new America where the promise of education, safety and shelter are in jeopardy, three Detroit men fight to build something lasting for themselves and future generations. For more information visit streetfightingmanthemovie.com.