The National Endowment for the Humanities’ Bridging Cultures through Film: International Topics program supports documentary films that examine international and transnational themes in the humanities. Funded projects spark Americans’ engagement with the broader world by exploring countries and cultures outside of the United States, and are analytical and deeply grounded in humanities scholarship. The NEH awarded two separate grants to The Killing Fields of Dr. Haing S. Ngor: a research and development grant and a production grant.
Cal Humanities’ California Documentary Project (CDP) is a competitive grants program that supports documentary film, radio, and new media productions that enhance an understanding of California and its cultures, peoples, and histories. Funded projects use the humanities to provide context, depth, and perspective and are shown to California and national audiences through broadcast and/or distribution. Since 2003, CDP has awarded over $3 million to projects that document the California experience and explore issues of significance to Californians. CDP awarded two separate grants to The Killing Fields of Dr. Haing S. Ngor: a research and development grant and a production grant.
The Sundance Institute’s Documentary Film Program and Fund/John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation Initiative is an award supported by a multi-year partnership with The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. This unique creative partnership helps Sundance continue to fund a vibrant cross-section of documentary filmmakers, and to maintain an applicant pool reflective of the diverse nature of independent storytellers in the United States. Sundance Institute and the MacArthur Foundation believe that this collaboration – with its robust network of resources, creativity, and capacities – enhances knowledge and awareness regarding critical issues.
Artistic creation requires more than just talent – it requires an initial investment of time and money as well. For this reason, the need for grant support has become a critical part of the creative process for many working artists today, and the Investing in Artists grants program is designed to address this need by providing working artists in California with the financial resources and creative support systems they need to thrive. Read the CCI press release for their grant to help Arthur Dong upgrade his editing system to work on The Killing Fields of Dr. Haing S. Ngor.