In addition to overseeing the granting of $1.5 – 2 million dollars per year, Hajnal provides creative and editorial advice to supported films and filmmakers. Hajnal serves as a panelist, nominator and industry advisor for international film festivals, pitch forums and funds and is a summer lecturer at Sci-Arc in Los Angeles.
Sundance Institute is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the discovery and development of independent artists and audiences. Through its programs, the Institute seeks to discover, support, and inspire independent film, media, and theatre artists from the United States and around the world, and to introduce audiences to their new work.
The Sundance Institute Documentary Fund supports the work of nonfiction filmmakers from around the globe. In a changing media landscape, the fund has been a stable, progressive force in supporting work that has expressed the world in creative, complex, beautiful, and provocative ways, and has created real cultural and social impact around some of the most pressing issues of our time.
We are proud to sit at the center of this burgeoning creative field with the Documentary Fund, which offers (non-recoupable) support for nonfiction projects that continue to elevate and advance cultural dialogue and break new ground in creativity and innovation.
In its ongoing search for artists and projects to support, the Documentary Fund is seeking filmmakers with a distinct voice and vision, and a meaningful connection to the work they create. We are especially keen to raise the voices of underserved or underrepresented communities from around the world. In our current funding rounds we are prioritizing directors from Africa, China, India, Latin America and the Middle East, as well as Indigenous Artists globally.
CURRENTLY LOOKING FOR: Feature-length non-fiction films from emerging and experienced directors from Africa, China, India, Latin America, Middle East and Indigenous creatives globally.
STYLE: Creative Doc, Hybrid, Observational documentary, Presenter Led/Participatory
GENRES: Arts, Biographies, Crime, Culture, Current Affairs and Investigative, Education, Environment, Factual Entertainment, Gender, Geopolitics, History, Human Interest, Indigenous, Lifestyle, Music, Natural History and Wildlife, Politics, Race, Religion and Ethics, Science, Social Issues, Sport, Technology, Travel and Adventure, Youth