The Independent Filmmaker Project (IFP), the nation’s oldest and largest organization of independent filmmakers, has teamed up with The Fledgling Fund to award the first Outreach and Engagement Grant for Social Issue Documentaries to The Way We Get By. The $10,000 grant was made possible through the generous support of The Fledgling Fund.
The award was given to support a discreet part of the film’s larger outreach and engagement plan -specifically, to support three community screenings around military bases that have had the highest casualties and rate of suicides, PTSD cases, and domestic violence. These three community screenings will also highlight the companion web-based Returning Home Project, as well as inform and educate audiences relevant to the film. The film will be broadcast on P.O.V. tonight. Click here for the broadcast schedule.
IFP grants are open to projects selected to participate in its other programs, Independent Film Week or Independent Filmmaker Labs. In order to be eligible for the Outreach and Engagement Grant for Social Issue Documentaries, filmmakers first apply for the Spotlight on Documentaries program, and upon being accepted, were notified of their eligibility. Sign up for IFP’s newsletter here to stay on top of all opportunities and deadlines.
For more information on the other grant finalists or on IFP, click here.