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Posts Tagged ‘Southern Documentary Fund’

Fresh Docs Screening of “The Passing Game,” April 18

Fresh Docs Screening of "The Passing Game," April 18

The Center for Documentary Studies and the Southern Documentary Fund are delighted to present a work-in-progress screening of a feature documentary by filmmaker Phil Wall at the April installment of the Fresh Docs series; films in the series are free and open to the public. The Passing Game is Wall’s film on Fletcher Arritt, one of the greatest basketball […]


Fresh Docs Screening of “Concerto for Two Brothers” on March 28 at CDS

Fresh Docs Screening of "Concerto for Two Brothers" on March 28 at CDS

The Center for Documentary Studies and the Southern Documentary Fund present a free work-in-progress screening of a feature documentary by North Carolina filmmaker Cristina Cassidy at the March installment of the Fresh Docs series. Concerto for Two Brothers explores the difficult childhoods of two brothers and the parental urge to push gifted children to perfection. Both Christopher Rex, a cellist, and Charles […]


“The Searchers” Looks at JFK Assassination Investigators; Fresh Docs Screening on February 28

"The Searchers" Looks at JFK Assassination Investigators; Fresh Docs Screening on February 28

The Center for Documentary Studies and the Southern Documentary Fund present a work-in-progress screening of The Searchers as part of the Fresh Docs film series. The locally-produced feature film by Randolph Benson is about a small number of U.S. citizens who, without recognition and in spite of frequent ridicule, have dedicated their lives to researching the assassination of President John F. Kennedy […]


Fresh Docs Screening of “Curious Worlds: The Art and Imagination of David Beck,” January 24

Fresh Docs Screening of "Curious Worlds: The Art and Imagination of David Beck," January 24

The Center for Documentary Studies and the Southern Documentary Fund are excited to present a work-in-progress screening of a feature documentary by local filmmaker Olympia Stone at the January installment of the Fresh Docs series. Curious Worlds: The Art and Imagination of David Beck follows the career of a unique artist, exploring his life in the […]


Hillside High Marching Hornets Star in “One Band Indivisible”; Fresh Docs Screenings on November 30

Hillside High Marching Hornets Star in "One Band Indivisible"; Fresh Docs Screenings on November 30

Next up in the Fresh Docs film series is the Durham premiere of One Band Indivisible, about the famous marching band at Hillside, a historically African-American high school in Durham, North Carolina. Rhonda Klevansky’s film follows the musical paths of four Hillside students through hot summer band camps, early morning practices, auditions, half-time performances, and street parades—and the […]


Submissions Open for Alice Fest 2014

Submissions Open for Alice Fest 2014

Submissions are now being accepted for the third annual Alice Fest, a film festival held in recognition of Women’s History Month that showcases curated and submitted work by women, with a special emphasis on women’s history and achievements. Works include short documentary films, experimental films, animation, multimedia projects, and documentary works-in-progress. This year’s festival will […]


New Season of Fresh Docs Kicks Off with “Ironing Board Sam’s Tenth,” October 25

New Season of Fresh Docs Kicks Off with "Ironing Board Sam's Tenth," October 25

This fall the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University and the Southern Documentary Fund will co-present another season of the monthly Fresh Docs series, a showcase for documentary works-in-progress and recently completed films. Each screening is followed by a moderated discussion with the filmmaker, with audience feedback encouraged for works-in-progress and a focus on […]


Locally Produced Doc “Bringing It Home” to Screen at Full Frame Theater, August 22

Locally Produced Doc "Bringing It Home" to Screen at Full Frame Theater, August 22

The Southern Documentary Fund is partnering with Leadership Triangle to co-sponsor the Durham premiere of the locally produced documentary film Bringing It Home. Through animation, archival footage, and interviews, filmmakers Linda Booker and Blaire Johnson, both graduates of the Center for Documentary Studies’ Certificate in Documentary Arts program, tell the story of that misunderstood plant, hemp. Booker and […]


Update: “A Chef’s Life” Documentary Food Series Set to Launch

Update: "A Chef's Life" Documentary Food Series Set to Launch

Last time we reported on local filmmaker Cynthia Hill’s latest project, a documentary food show, she was screening a few episodes at our Fresh Docs works-in-progress series, presented with the Southern Documentary Fund. Now, Cynthia and crew have shot and edited thirteen episodes of A Chef’s Life, which will premiere on PBS stations beginning in […]


Summertime Means Shorts! Fresh Docs Screenings on June 6, American Tobacco Campus

Summertime Means Shorts! Fresh Docs Screenings on June 6, American Tobacco Campus

Next up in the Fresh Docs film series, two short documentary films hot out of the editing suite: Judy Van Wyk’s Musings of an Iraqi Patriot and Rodrigo Dorfman’s Tommy! The Dreams I Keep Inside Me. Fresh Docs is a works-in-progress film series presented by the Center for Documentary Studies and the Southern Documentary Fund. […]


Second Annual Alice Fest Celebrates Women Filmmakers; Seating Limited, Register Now

Second Annual Alice Fest Celebrates Women Filmmakers; Seating Limited, Register Now

In recognition of Women’s History Month, the Center for Documentary Studies, in partnership with the Southern Documentary Fund, presents the second annual Alice Fest, a film festival that showcases curated and submitted work by women with a special emphasis on women’s history and achievements. Alice Fest screens short docs, experimental films, documentary works-in-progress, and multimedia projects. Doors […]


Fresh Docs Screening Features TV Series “Chef and the Farmer,” February 22

Fresh Docs Screening Features TV Series "Chef and the Farmer," February 22

Fresh Docs is a works-in-progress film series presented by the Center for Documentary Studies and the Southern Documentary Fund. The idea is to watch these not-quite-finished documentaries as a community, and then give constructive feedback to the filmmakers. Next up in the series is Chef and the Farmer (working title), an authentically southern TV series still in production. […]


Fresh Docs Film Screening Features Work-in-Progress “Bringing It Home”

Fresh Docs Film Screening Features Work-in-Progress "Bringing It Home"

Fresh Docs is a works-in-progress film series presented by the Center for Documentary Studies (CDS) and the Southern Documentary Fund. The idea is to watch these not-quite-finished films as a community, and then give constructive feedback to the filmmakers. Next up in the series is Bringing It Home, codirected by Linda Booker and Blaire Johnson, both CDS Certificate in Documentary Arts graduates. The filmmakers […]


The Documentary Summit Is Coming to Raleigh, North Carolina, November 17–18, 2012

The Documentary Summit Is Coming to Raleigh, North Carolina, November 17–18, 2012

The word from Documentary Summit organizer Andrew Zinnes on the upcoming event in Raleigh, North Carolina: After stops in London, D.C., Chicago, San Francisco, and Boston, our hugely popular event comes to Raleigh-Durham for the first time. Come see what 600+ world delegates have said is “one of the most uplifting and inspiring weekends I’ve […]


Fresh Docs Film Series Relaunches With “Landscapes of the Heart,” Friday, September 14

Fresh Docs Film Series Relaunches With "Landscapes of the Heart," Friday, September 14

The Center for Documentary Studies in partnership with the Southern Documentary Fund is re-launching the works-in-progress series Fresh Docs, featuring documentaries straight out of the editing suite. The idea is to watch these not-quite-finished films as a community, and then give constructive feedback to the filmmakers. First up will be Sharon Swanson and Rebecca Cerese’s latest film, Landscapes of the Heart, a […]


Alice Fest Will Showcase the Work of North Carolina Women Filmmakers, Sunday, March 25, at CDS

Alice Fest Will Showcase the Work of North Carolina Women Filmmakers, Sunday, March 25, at CDS

In recognition of Women’s History Month, the Center for Documentary Studies, in partnership with the Southern Documentary Fund, presents Alice Fest, a film festival and showcase of work by North Carolina women—short docs, experimental films, and works-in-progress. Come early and meet the filmmakers; doors will open at 1:30 p.m., and films will begin at 2 […]