POV Launches Fund for Documentary Filmmakers Amid Coronavirus Pandemic

POV Launches Fund for Documentary Filmmakers Amid Coronavirus Pandemic

01 Apr 2020 (PT)
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The acclaimed PBS doc series was first launched in 1988.

American Documentary — the nonprofit org supporting the acclaimed PBS documentary series POV — announced Wednesday it is launching a fund designed to support the independent documentary community during the coronavirus pandemic.

It will provide rapid response grants of up to $500 to assist those in need with food, immediate heh needs and insurance premiums. Applications are now open and will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the fund is expired.

The critically acclaimed POV doc series, first premiering in 1988, is dedicated to highlighting contemporary social issues through a persona loans. Docs going out under the banner have won numerous Emmys, Peabody Awards and three Oscars.

A similar fund was first announced last year by AmDoc, albeit under different circumstances.

"Last year when we ran the pilot the need for a fund of this kind was already substantial. During this pandemic, the need is critical," Justine Nagan, executive producer and executive director of POV/ AmDoc. "We are just beginning to see how COVID-19 is affecting filmmakers, especially those from marginalized communities. Canceled premieres, hed production and broader systemic issues are profoundly affecting filmmakers from hehcare to housing security. This adapted COVID AEF is designed for quick turnaround grants to support filmmakers and their families' physical heh."

The Artist Emergency Fund is made possible with support from Shizuka Asakawa, the Chicago Media Project, Genuine Article Pictures and a number of other individuals. 

Source: Hollywood Reporter

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POV Launches Fund for Documentary Filmmakers Amid Coronavirus Pandemic
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