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Excited to announce new grantees, awards, events, and screenings in the latest Catapult Film Fund newsletter!
Catapult Film Fund News
Proud to be an early supporter of this important new documentary “XY Chelsea”
HBO has announced its documentary slate for the first half of 2018, including “Atomic Homefront” from Rebecca Cammisa. Such an honor to be included in such an incredible cohort of important films. Thank you HBO!
Catapult Film Fund grantees at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival!
Congratulations to The Oslo Diaries team!
Exciting news! Showtime will broadcast the Chelsea Manning Documentary ‘XY Chelsea’ later in 2018! Proud to be an early supporter of this important work.
Exciting news! Showtime will broadcast Chelsea Manning Documentary ‘XY Chelsea’ later in 2018! Proud to be an early supporter of this important work!
Kicking off 2018 with some documentaries to look forward to including “XY Chelsea”
Now streaming on Netflix, “ASK THE SEXPERT” (Director Vaishali Sinha). Not to be missed!
Happy New Year! 2018 promises to be a great year for documentaries if this list is any indication! Looking forward to seeing “The Oslo Diaries” at the Sundance Film Festival.
Vox highlights documentaries engaging audiences in new ways including “The Reagan Years”
As the year comes to a close, the “Best of 2017” lists are coming out. Thank you Flavorwire for including “The Oslo Diaries”!
Thank you Sundance! Thrilled to see two Catapult Film Fund grantees selected for Sundance Film Festival 2018. Congratulations to WILD, WILD COUNTRY (Directors: Chapman Way, Maclain Way, Producer: Juliana Lembi) and THE OSLO DIARIES (Directors and screenwriters: Mor Loushy, Daniel Sivan, Producers: Hilla Medalia, Ina Fichman). It is an honor to be included in this incredible slate of films.
Congratulations to Catapult Film Fund grantee Ramona Diaz for her Spirit Award nomination for Best Documentary Feature her incredible film “Motherland”!
Thrilled to see CAMERAPERSON and WEINER on this list of “61 Best Documentaries of All Time”. What an honor to be part of such an awe inspiring group of non-fiction films.
Excited to expand our reach getting non-fiction films off the ground with our new exciting partnership with SFFILM!
Siam Mo’s Amal kicked off IDFA last night and Catapult is excited to head to Amsterdam to cheer on fellow grant recipients Ask the Sexpert, City of the Sun, and When God Sleeps with live performance by Shahin Najafi. See you there!
Congratulations to Catapult Film Fund grantee Sierra Pettengill for being selected among 2017 Art of Nonfiction cohort. What an honor to be included in this very special group of artists.
Congratulations! Rati Oneli honored with two prizes at Minsk Film Fest for his gorgeous film ‘City of the Sun’.
Brilliant article amongst seven non-fiction filmmakers (including Catapult grantee Peter Nicks) about the social impact of their films and how they earn their subjects’ trust. Not to be missed!
TRUE CONVICTION, which premiered at the 2017 Tribeca Film Festival, is being adapted for television. Congratulations to director Jamie Meltzer!
Check out this fascinating interview with Rebecca Cammisa, director of ATOMIC HOMEFRONT coming soon to HBO!
Excited to partner with SFFILM in supporting documentary filmmakers with the new SFFILM Catapult Documentary Fellowship! Accepting applications from filmmakers across the US beginning in January.
Don’t miss FREEDOM TO MARRY - now streaming on Netflix!
Congrats to Motherland Film director Ramona Diaz, selected to be a 2017/18 Women at Sundance Fellow! (Sundance Film Festival)
Excited to announce new grantees, awards, events, and screenings in the latest Catapult Film Fund newsletter!
Congratulations to all the first grantees of the IDA Enterprise Documentary Fund – especially CHARM CITY (Director Marilyn Ness; Producers Katy Chevigny and Julie Goldman) and THE FEELING OF BEING WATCHED (Director Assia Boundaoui; Producer Jessica Devaney) Thank you IDA for all the incredible work you do.
San Francisco friends don’t miss this incredible opportunity to join IDA & ITVS for a special Master Class with celebrated Director Dawn Porter. This Saturday 10/21 at 10AM. Please RSVP via IDA website.
Congratulations to ASK THE SEXPERT, winner of the 2017 New Orleans Film Festival Best Documentary Feature!
“A new documentary focuses on a 91-year-old doctor as the unlikely hero who is saving Indians from wrong or poor knowledge about sex.” Congrats to the ASK THE SEXPERT team!
If you’re in LA on Tuesday, 10/24/17 don’t miss ATOMIC HOMEFRONT An HBO Documentary Films Release at 7:30pm at The Landmark (10850 W Pico Blvd, Los Angeles, CA) Includes a post-film conversation with Director/Producer Rebecca Cammisa, Producer Jim Freydberg and Special Guests.
If you’re headed to the Cambridge Film Festival, don’t miss ASK THE SEXPERT. “Director Vaishali Sinha brilliantly captures Dr. Watsa’s treasured personality with compassion and humour”. Screenings 10/24 & 10/26
Thank you Camden International Film Festival for including Catapult Film Fund in such a dynamic group. It was an honor to be part of the 2017 pitch session!
If you’re going to the Mumbai Film Festival (Oct 12-19) don’t miss Vaishali Sinha’s ASK THE SEXPERT.
What an incredible new slate of projects from Sundance. We are honored to see 10 Catapult Film Fund grantees on the list. Congratulations to all. Looking forward to seeing your important work. Thank you Sundance!!
Congratulations to all six grantees - especially the two Catapult supported projects The Feeling of Being Watched (Assia Boundaoui, director/producer; Jessica Devaney, producer) and Midnight Family (Luke Lorentzen, director; Kellen Quinn, producer).
See you at the Camden International Film Festival! Excited to participate and connect with filmmakers.
Friends! NIGHT SCHOOL will have its National TV premiere tonight (Tuesday, 9/12) on PBS. Check your local listings for times. Not to be missed!
Bay Area! Tune in today to KQED Forum at 10 AM PT for an interview with our director Peter Nicks. Live stream also available at: http://www.kqed.org/radio/listen/. https://ww2.kqed.org/…/peter-nicks-documentary-the-force-l…/
#SanFrancisco! Tickets are now available for The Force which opens in San Francisco Sept 15 at Landmark Theaters Embarcadero Center Cinema. Get yours today! https://www.landmarktheatres.com/…/emba…/film-info/the-force
Don’t miss “The Reagan Show” airing on CNN this month!
“The Force” and “The Reagan Show” named among 2017 best documentaries. In wide release this month!
Catapult Film Fund is proud to have been an early supporter of upcoming documentary about Chelsea Manning, “XY Chelsea”.
Check out an interview with the filmmakers of “The Reagan Show” in Vogue. Don’t miss the broadcast premiere on CNN Monday, Sept. 4 at 8p ET!
Catapult is proud to support THE FORCE and filmmaker Pete Nicks!
Congratulations to Catapult Film Fund grantee “The Feeling of Being Watched”. What an honor to be selected for the 2017 Gucci Tribeca Documentary Grant.
We had a fantastic time with the True/False Film Fest crew at the Rough Cut Retreat last week. Big thanks to all the filmmakers who participated! Excited for your next steps with your films.
It’s such an honor to have two Catapult Film Fund supported projects in this outstanding line-up. Congratulations to CAMERAPERSON and WEINER for being selected among the ‘Best Documentaries of the 21st Century”!
Proud to support Rebecca Cammisa’s newest film, “Atomic Homefront” which airs on HBO in early 2018 and will be showcased at the 2017 St. Louis Filmmakers Showcase.
If you are headed to the Sarajevo festival, don’t miss Rati Oneli’s “City of the Sun”, which has been distinguished with awards from three major European festivals over the last three months.
Congratulations to Rati Oneli and the whole team behind CITY OF THE SUN.
Congratulations to THE FORCE!
Congratulations to Rati Oneli for CITY OF THE SUN winner if the Art Doc prize at 2017 Sheffield Doc Festival!
Click here to check out our recent newsletter to find out about our latest grantees, awards, and premieres! https://app.robly.com/archive?id=4f7ca43d2c57f5d85996bae5af13e0f8
Special congratulations to Jacqueline Olive (director) “Always in Season” and Marilyn Ness (director), Don Bernier (editor) “Charm City” for their selection to the Sundance Institute annual Documentary Edit and Story Labs.
Starting June 9th - if you are in NYC do not miss IFC Screening of #NIGHTSCHOOL - a truly incredible film.
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Friday, June 9th – 12:25, 2:10, 4:05, 6:00 Saturday, June 10th – 12:25, 2:10, 4:05, 6:00 Sunday, June 11th – 12:25, 2:10, 4:05, 6:00 Monday, June 12th – 12:25, 2:10, 4:05, 6:00 Tuesday, June 13th – 12:25, 2:10, 4:05, 6:00 Wednesday, June 14th – 12:25, 2:10, 4:05, 6:00 Thursday, June 15th – 12:25, 2:10, 4:05, 6:00
TICKETS AVAILABLE: http://www.ifccenter.com/films/night-school/
Congratulations to the MOTHERLAND team. This incredible film will be released theatrically in the summer via The Film Collaborative, and will have its television premiere on PBS’s POV series in the fall. Not to miss!
The Last Season: Documentary Film gets an encore broadcast as part of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month! Check it out on @WorldChannel’s @AmericaReFramed 5/30 http://bit.ly/ARF_LastSeason #APAHM #MyAPALife
Catapult Film Fund is a proud supporter of this important new film.
Director Rati Oneli claims Madrid fest award for ‘City of the Sun’!
Documentary filmmakers - The deadline to apply to #IFPFILMWEEK is Tuesday, May 23rd! Recent film alum include CAMERAPERSON, HOOLIGAN SPARROW, OBIT, PRESENTING PRINCESS SHAW, and many, many more! We look forward to hearing your story!
FILM SUBMISSIONS: http://straightjacketguerrillafilmfestival.com/ Straight-Jacket Guerrilla Film Festival, 2017 is now open for Feature Film submissions and Music Videos. It’s FREE to submit till June 3rd. To submit your work for the 2017 Festival’s consideration, simply email us a YouTube link to your Feature film (must be over 70min in length) or to your Music Video (must be for a gigging band). Please also include your production info, bio, website and film synopsis to: firstname.lastname@example.org Submission Deadline is June 3rd, 2017 **DIY Culture
Apply for post-production funding today! Deadline June 2.
Congratulations to filmmaker Rati Oneli for his documentary CITY OF THE SUN for receiving the Award for Cultural Diversity at the annual goEast festival in Germany.
Congratulations to the team of ASK THE SEXPERT!
Congratulations to the team behind WHEN GOD SLEEPS!
Check out this fascinating IDA article about funding in a new political climate. Brilliant insight from Maxyne Franklin, Jenni Wolfson, Emily Verellen Strom and our own Lisa Kleiner Chanoff!
Thrilled to see TRUE CONVICTION receive a Special Jury Mention at the Tribeca Film Festival 2017. Congratulations to all the winners!
Congratulations to ASK THE SEXPERT! If you are at Hot Docs, don’t miss this one!
Thrilled to see “Dream Away” by Marouan O’mara and Johanna Domke is selected for the IDFA Summer School 2017.
Sixteen films have been selected to participate in the IDFAcademy Summer School 2017. During the Summer School, held July 3 – 8 in Amsterdam, up-and-coming international filmmaking talents from all over the world will get a chance to work on their film scripts or rough cuts un...
THE REAGAN SHOW premieres at Tribeca 2017. Not to be missed!
Only one more day…! Congratulations to TRUE CONVICTION, WHEN GOD SLEEPS and THE REAGAN SHOW.
A huge congratulations to the team behind TRAPPED for being honored with a #PeabodyAward! This is an amazing accomplishment. Congrats to all who were recognized!
If you’re lucky enough to be in Portugal on May 3, do not miss Rati Oneli’s CITY OF THE SUN screening at the IndieLisbon Film Festival.
Congratulations to THE REAGAN SHOW listed as a ‘must-see” film at Tribeca 2017!
Proud to support this important film.
Do not miss the hometown screening of THE FORCE at the San Francsico Film Festival April 11 & 15.
Only three more days! Do not miss this wonderful film at The San Francisco International Film Festival April 6 & 8
Good News! NIGHT SCHOOL is coming to theaters June 9th via Oscilloscope (and PBS and Netflix later this year).
Recently released, we are proud to support Freedom To Marry Movie!
Congratulations to whole team behind SURVIVORS.
Posted by our very own Bonni Cohen Shenk…: “Trailer hit today for our new film, An Inconvenient Sequel. Timing is terribly ironic as today Trump began his dismantling of Obama’s clean power plan. Movie is out July 28th.” So proud!
An incredible film, by an incredible filmmaker, not to be missed!
Wise words from a brilliant Catapult Film Fund grantee! “Listening and being empathetic and respectful has gotten me Jeff Sessions as the enforcer of civil rights laws.” Go, Dawn Porter!
Thrilled to see so many Catapult Film Fund grantees on this powerful list. Congratulations to Kirsten Johnson, Dawn Porter and Elyse Steinberg! Proud to support stories both about and by women.
A brilliant film not to be missed!
ONLY 9 DAYS LEFT TO APPLY to the Rough Cut Retreat! Launched in 2016, the Rough Cut Retreat unites filmmakers and mentors in a supportive and engaged atmosphere with the goal of moving films from a rough to fine cut. Rough Cut Retreat will take place July 23rd-27th at Gedney Farm in New Marlborough, Massachusetts. Apply by March 23rd! For more info visit roughcutretreat.org
Very excited for Catapult Film Fund grantees WHEN WE WALK (Jason DaSilva) and THE FEELING OF BEING WATCHED (Assia Boundaoui). Congratulations to all.
Proud to support this important film!
Absolutely not to be missed!
We’re accepting submissions for the Rough Cut Retreat! Launched in 2016, the Rough Cut Retreat unites filmmakers and mentors in a supportive and engaged atmosphere with the goal of moving films from a rough to fine cut. Rough Cut Retreat will take place July 23rd-27th at Gedney Farm in New Marlborough, Massachusetts. Apply by March 23rd! For more info visit roughcutretreat.org
Very exciting Catapult news out of this amazing TriBeCa line-up. Congratulations to all!!
Thrilled announce that three Catapult Film Fund supported films will have their world premiere at Tribeca 2017 (THE REAGAN SHOW, directed by Pacho Velez and Sierra Pettengill, TRUE CONVICTION, directed by Jamie Meltzer and WHEN GOD SLEEPS, directed and written by Till Schauder). Congratulations to all the filmmaking teams.
Congratulations to LEFT ON PURPOSE!
Catapult Film Fund is proud to support this important work.
Congratulations to Dan Krauss and the EXTREMIS team!
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Award winning Left on Purpose will be available on iTunes this Friday 2/10!
Left on Purpose is screening at NYC’s Cinema Village starting this Friday 2/10!
So proud of EXTREMIS (director Dan Krauss) on their 2017 Oscar nomination. Congratulations and good luck!
Don’t miss the broadcast premiere of SOLITARY on HBO MONDAY, FEBRUARY 6, 10PM ET/PT.
Congrats to the Catapult supported filmmakers Ramona Diaz director of MOTHERLAND for World Cinema Documentary Special Jury Award for Commanding Vision and Peter Nicks winner of the Sundance directing award for THE FORCE. Way to go all!
Congratulations to the team behind the THE FORCE (Director Peter Nicks Producers Peter Nicks, Linda Davis and Lawrence Lerew).
So pleased at the recognition of this important work.
Don’t miss Catapult Film Fund grantee Ramona Diaz’ new Op-Doc. Her feature-length documentary on the same subject MOTHERLAND premiered at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival. Screenings continue through this weekend.
Congratulations to Dan Krauss and the team of #EXTREMIS on their Oscar nomination for Best Documentary Short!
Congratulations to the team of MOTHERLAND on their Sundance 2017 premiere!
Congratulations to the team of THE FORCE!
Catapult’s Lisa Kleiner Chanoff and director Peter Nicks at the Sundance 2017 premiere of THE FORCE. Congratulations!
Congratulations to the team of MA LIANG’S TIME MACHINE (S. Leo Chiang, Yang Sun, Jean Tsien and Nick Fraser).
Huge news. Congratulations to the WEINER team!
Congratulations to the team of THE QUIET ZONE!
Congratulations to team of CAMERAPERSON (Director Kirstin Johnson Producer Marilyn Ness) for winning Outstanding Achievement in Nonfiction Feature Filmmaking at Cinema Eye Honors. Bravo!
Congratulations to Josh Kriegman & Elyse Steinberg, WEINER on their 2016 Directors Guild of America nominee!
Congratulations to THE FORCE (Director Peter Nicks) and MOTHERLAND (Director Ramona Diaz) for being selected to premiere at Sundance Film Festival 2017. We will see you in Park City!
Congratulations Josh and Elyse!
Fascinating read. Thank you Catapult Film Fund grantee Dan Krauss.
Excited to see THE FORCE (director Peter Nicks) on this list of incredible films premiering at Sundance 2017. Catapult Film Fund is proud to be an early supporter of this important film.
Catapult is very proud to have supported his important film and these important filmmakers!
An exciting new funding opportunity!
So thrilled for our own Bonni Cohen and Jon Shenk on the premiere of this incredibly important film. We’re so proud of you both!
Congratulations to Nels Bangerter who nabbed IDA’s 2016 “Best Editing” award for his work on the Catapult Film Fund supported film CAMERAPERSON. Bravo to all the winners!
Proud to support filmmaker Sam Green on his latest work THE OLDEST PERSON IN THE WORLD”.
Thrilled to see two Catapult Film Fund grantees (WEINER & CAMERAPERSON) on the list of 15 documentary features to advance in the race to the Oscars. Congratulations to all!
What an incredible line-up. Thrilled that two Catapult Film Fund films will premiere at Sundance 2017. Congratulations to THE FORCE (Director Pete Nicks) and MOTHERLAND (Director Ramona Diaz) and all the other wonderful films in competition this year. Bravo!
Congratulations to Catapult Film Fund grantee Kirsten Johnson for winning the The National Board of Review #FreedomofExpression Award for her film CAMERAPERSON! Bravo to all the winners!
So proud of the wildly talented Catapult Film Fund grantees who are nominated for an Independent Spirit Award. Here’s to you Kirsten Johnson for CAMERAPERSON and Kristi Jacobson for SOLITARY. Congratulations to all the nominees.
Congratulations to the winners of Women in Film Finishing Fund grant – especially the Catapulted Film Fund supported film MUDFLOW (by Cynthia Wade and Sasha Friedlander). Excited to see all of this wonderful work.
Two out of the five films listed are supported by Catapult Film Fund. Very proud to support such wonderful work. Congratulations to all!
Catapult Film Fund is proud to support this important and timely film!
Catapult is a proud supporter of WEINER – listed as #1 of the best documentaries ever made.
Check out this fascinating interview with WEINER director Josh Kriegman. Catapult Film Fund is proud to support your important work!
If you’re in Pittsburgh on Nov 16 be sure to check out the Catapult Film Fund supported “The Freedom to Marry” by Eddie Rosenstein.
If you’re in Boston on Nov 11 be sure to check out Eddie Rosenstein’s “The Freedom to Marry” (Coolidge Corner Theatre) as part of the Boston Jewish Film Festival!
“The Healing Blues” A film by Ted Efremoff documenting the Healing Blues film, a cooperative community film between Greensboro College, The Interactive Resource Center and area musicians to raise awareness about homelessness and raise money to support homelessness outreach. The film tells the stories of people experiencing homelessness from their perspective, and they were a part of the writing process were given songwriting credit, and were compensated for their time. https://youtu.be/gEZ6db3keCY
Great news! Three Catapult supported films are nominees in the 32 Annual IDA Documentary Awards (Extremis, Cameraperson and Weiner). It’s an honor to be included on such a dynamic list of films. Thank you IDA!
AMAZING! Five Catapult supported films just received support from Sundance (Ma Liang’s Time Machine, XY Chelsea, Survivors, Mudflow and Untitled Missouri Film). Congratulations to all!
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has announced 10 documentary shorts for the 2016 shortlist. Thrilled to see Catapult Film Fund supported “EXTREMIS” included on such an extraordinary list. Thank you to the Academy for such a prestigious honor and congratulations to all the nominees.
If you are in LA on Nov 2 don’t miss the final installment of DocuClub LA in 2016 with a screening of the Catapult Film Fund supported “True Conviction” by director Jamie Meltzer and editor Jeff Gilbert.
Excited to see two Catapult Film Fund supported films nominated for Best Documentary (CAMERAPERSON & WEINER). Congratulations to all the nominees!
Proud that 2 (out of 18) of the most memorable nonfiction film subjects were Catapult supported films (CAMERAPERSON & WEINER). Congratulations to all The Unforgettables!
Excited to see FOUR Catapult supported films on the list of best documentaries so far in 2016. Congratulations to UNLOCKING THE CAGE, TRAPPED, WEINER, and CAMERAPERSON and to all the other fabulous films. It’s an honor to be part of such dynamic group.
Excited to announce that five Catapult Film Fund supported films have just been selected for the IDFA 2016 Forum! Congratulations to ALL ABOUT AMAL, CHINESE FACTORY, ONE BULLET AFGHANISTAN, THE OSLO DIARIES, and STATE .v SHUAI and all the other wonderful films. It’s an honor to be a part of such a dynamic group of films.
Excited to see 5 Catapult Film Fund supported films selected for DOC NYC 2016. Congratulations to “The Freedom To Marry” (Eddie Rosenstein) “The Ballad of Fred Hersch” (Carrie Lozano/Charlotte Lagarde) “Cameraperson” (Kirsten Johnson) “Trapped” (Dawn Porter) “Weiner” (Josh Kriegman/Elyse Steinberg) and all the wonderful films selected!