Announcing the 2015 Pare Lorentz Documentary Fund Grantees
Ten feature-length documentary films have been selected to receive a total of $195,000 from the Pare Lorentz Documentary Fund this year.
This year the Fund received over 220 applications from across the US and around the world. The ten documentaries receiving production support focus on a variety of critical issues and were chosen for their artful storytelling, strong visual style and high production values, as well as their reflection of the spirit and nature of Pare Lorentz’s work. Learn more about the ten grantees.
The fund supports full-length documentary films that reflect the spirit and nature of Pare Lorentz's work, exhibiting objective research, artful storytelling, strong visual style, high production values, artistic writing, and outstanding music composition, as well as skillful direction, camerawork and editing. A program of the International Documentary Association, the Pare Lorentz Documentary Fund is made possible by The New York Community Trust.
About The New York Community Trust
Through the generosity of New Yorkers past and present, The New York Community Trust makes grants for a range of charitable activity important to the well-being and vitality of our city. We’ve helped make donors' charitable dreams come true since 1924.
Grants made from these funds meet the changing needs of children, youth, and families; aid in community development; improve the environment; promote health; assist people with special needs; and support education, arts, and human justice.
In addition to making grants to a broad range of nonprofit agencies, The Trust responds to urgent problems in the City by bringing people together, working with other funders, and issuing publications to help illuminate issues and explore their solutions.
The Trust is governed by a 12-member Distribution Committee composed of community leaders appointed by a variety of civic institutions. Its staff is recognized for its experience in grantmaking, financial administration, and donor service. Divisions are located on Long Island and in Westchester.
Past Pare Lorentz Documentary Fund Grantees
Director: Michael Collins
Producer: Marty Syjuco
Director: Laura Dunn
Directors: Jeremy Levine and Landon Van Soest
Producer: Nicholas Weissman
Executive Producer: Jeff Truesdell
Director: Chad Stevens
Co-producers: Elena Rue & Catherine Orr
Director/Producer: Liz Canner
Dana Flor, Co-Director/Co-Producer
Toby Oppenheimer, Co-Director/Co-Producer
Children of the Arctic
Nick Brandestini, Director
Vesna Eckert, Producer
Taylor Segrest, Co-Producer
My Country No More
Rita Amal Baghdadi, Co-Director/Co-Producer
Jeremiah Hammerling, Co-Director/Co-Producer
André Hörmann, Director
Ingmar Trost, Producer
Thomas Bergmann, Director of Photography
Tracy Droz Tragos, Co-Producer/Co-Director
Andrew Droz Palermo, Co-Producer/Co-Director
Lyric R. Cabral, Co-Producer/Co-Director
David Felix Sutcliffe, Co-Producer/Co-Director
Martha Shane, Co-Director/Co-Producer
Lana Wilson, Co-Director/Co-Producer
Tia Lessin, Co-Director/Co-Producer
Carl Deal, Co-Director/Co-Producer
Four Walls Around Me
Irene Taylor Brodsky, Producer/Director
The New Black
Yoruba Richen, Director
Remote Area Medical
Jeff Reichert and Farihah Zaman, Directors
Renee Tajima-Peña, Producer/Director
As Goes Janesville
Brad Lichtenstein, Producer/Director
Rise and Fall of ACORN: America's Most Controversial Anti-poverty Organization
Sam Pollard, Producer/Director
Mary Posatko, Co-Director/Co-Producer
Emily Topper, Co-Director/Co-Producer