DEREK FREESE DOCUMENTARY FUND
GPFO is proud to manage the Derek Freese Documentary Fund (DFDF) which is given biennially to an independent filmmaker and provides up to $35,000 in finishing funds for a feature-length documentary film with a strong narrative.
DFDF 2017 Finalists have been determined! Our judges had quite a challenge with so many wonderful projects. Thanks to all who submitted.
Garry Winogrand: All Things are Photographable
The Prison Within
The Rescue List
The Winner will be announced on October 4th and posted here.
The Derek Freese Film Foundation was created in 1997 to honor the memory of Derek Freese, an aspiring filmmaker who passed away two days after arriving in Hollywood to pursue his dream of making movies.
Details and application link are posted on www.derekfreesefilm.org.
NOTE: To be considered, your proposal must meet the requested submission format. As per the guidelines, the proposal must be sent in ONE document totaling no more than 12 pages. Please download the pdf application to your computer and use the edit feature in Adobe Reader (or a version of Adobe Acrobat) to fill out the form. Do not use your web browser to open and fill out the pdf. The form will not function properly in Edge, Internet Explorer, Chrome, or Firefox. Complete the application, save it, then attach/insert your narrative (up to10 additional pages) to the end of the application and send to firstname.lastname@example.org in ONE document. Deadline is midnight, June 12, 2017. No exceptions.
Questions? Contact Joan Bressler at 215-686-2668 or email@example.com.
Almost Sunrise, the 2015 DFDF winner, is the riveting account of a young Iraq war vet who survives the brutality of conflict only to find that once home, the real battle begins – the struggle to regain his humanity while resisting the pull of suicide.