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Attention First-Time Filmmakers: Full Frame Now Accepting Applications for 2012 Garrett Scott Documentary Development Grants

2011 Grantees mix it up with the talent.

Now in its fifth year, the Garrett Scott Documentary Development Grant funds first-time documentary makers for travel and accommodations at the Full Frame Documentary Film Festival, April 12–15, 2012. For four days, grant recipients will be given access to films, participate in master classes, and be mentored by experienced filmmakers. Two filmmakers will be chosen for the grant in 2012.

Applications must be received by Friday, February 3, 2012. Applicants will be notified by email in early March.

Garrett Scott made a distinctive mark in documentary during his short career. “With a cold eye and a warm heart,” as colleague Ian Olds described his approach, Scott examined how the forces of state power and economics impact individuals. Without any formal training in film, he directed Cul De Sac: A Suburban War Story, examining the case of a methamphetamine addict who stole a tank from an armory and went on a rampage through the San Diego suburbs. He went on to make Occupation: Dreamland, codirected with Ian Olds, about U.S. soldiers in Falluja, Iraq. It won prizes at Full Frame and the Independent Spirit Awards. In 2006, Scott died of a heart attack at age 37.

Scott’s friends, family, and colleagues established this development grant to help other emerging filmmakers reach their potential. The grants selection committee looks especially for filmmakers who somehow fulfill Scott’s example, by bringing a unique vision to the content and style of contemporary documentary making.

The 2011 Garrett Scott Documentary Development Grant was awarded to Katherine Fairfax Wright and Malika Zouhali-Worrall for Call Me Kuchu, Lotfy Nathan for The Twelve O’Clock Boyz, and Johanna Hamilton for Untitled: 1971. Past winners of the grant have gone on to receive significant recognition, screening their finished works at Full Frame and other prestigious festivals including Sundance, IDFA, SXSW, and Silverdocs. In addition, they have won numerous awards and accolades, including the 2010 Full Frame CDS Filmmaker Award, which was presented to Robin Hessman’s My Perestroika.

For additional criteria and application information, go to http://www.fullframefest.org/garrett2012.php. 

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