'Won’t You Be My Neighbor?' backer launches doc development fund

Screen | 11/13/2018 | Jeremy Kay
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Impact Partners, the Brooklyn-based funder of documentaries such as Won’t You Be My Neighbor? and Oscar winner Icarus, has launched a development fund.

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Impact Partners said the seven-figure fund will provide annual support to four to eight documentary features and series, or early projects that could turn out to be either format, and will provide $10,000-$100,000 per project.

Filmmakers can apply through Impact Partners’ general submission process and the fund will begin accepting applications on a rolling basis on December 1.

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Impact Partners said Filmmakers can apply for a range of reasons, including development shoots, cutting a trailer or reel, conducting archival research, casting characters or many other reasons related to development.

“Development is the most under-funded area in documentary filmmaking,” said Impact Partners executive director Dan Cogan, who founded the company with Geralyn Dreyfous. “We want to change that. That’s why we...
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