American Family heads to AFI Docs as the Centerpiece film! Also screening: 17 Blocks, Midnight Family, and Always in Season 📽
AFI Docs Unveils 2019 Line-Up With ‘American Factory’ as Centerpiece
American Family heads to AFI Docs as the Centerpiece film! Also screening: 17 Blocks, Midnight Family, and Always in Season 📽
Midnight Family is headed to Sheffield Doc/Fest to compete in the Grand Jury Award category! 🤞
The Silence of Others / El Silencio de Otros wins Best Documentary at the Premios Platino 🏆
Midnight Family wins the special jury prize for cinematography at the Montclair Film Festival! 🙌
📣 Our Time Machine 时光机 takes home Best Cinematography from Tribeca, Comcast Documentary Winner from CAAMFest, & Grand Jury Award from Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival 🏆 and continues with screenings around the US and beyond!
The Los Angeles Times reviews XY Chelsea 📰👀
NBC News reviews The Silence of Others / El Silencio de Otros
“One thing we wanted to do with the film is put up a mirror to the audience and say look, this past is not so past. It’s the present. And unless you address it, the past will keep coming back” -dir. Almudena Carracedo
Following their Hot Docs premiere, When We Walk is off to the Human Rights Watch Film Festival!
The Silence of Others / El Silencio de Otros in the The New York Times 📰
Not 1, not 2, but 3 Catapult grantees 🙌 are recipients of the Jacquie Jones Memorial Scholarship Fund, presented by Black Public Media and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. Congrats to ‘A Place to Learn (Kevin Shaw, Rachel Dickson), ‘Through the Night’ (Loira Limbal, Jameka Autry) and ‘Gil Scott-Heron’ (Orlando Bagwell, Yvonne Shirley)
“These projects, and the makers behind them, speak to our mission to bring diverse content and makers to the public media audience”
👀 Inside peek of the ‘Colour of the Wind’ team pitching at the Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival Pitch Forum where they won the $20k first look prize! 🙌
🎉Congratulations Atomic Homefront, winner of the 2019 Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award in Domestic Television! 👏
Great review of ‘XY Chelsea’ in the The Hollywood Reporter from their screening at the Tribeca Film Festival!
Thrilled that 2 Catapult supported projects won awards at Tribeca! Best Cinematography went to Yang Sun and Shuang Liang for “Our Time Machine” and the Best Editing went to Jennifer Tiexiera for “17 Blocks” Congratulations to all the winners and thank you to Tribeca. What an honor!
Hail Satan? heads to London for the Sundance Film Festival! ✈️🇬🇧
Part two of the Forum Report from Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival, including Catapult Grantees ‘Instant Life’ (Aaron Schock & Mark Becker) and 💵 prize winner🥇’Colour of the Wind’ (Claire Sanford, Adam Pajot Gendron & Dagmar Jacobsen) 👇
Read part one of the report from the 20th edition of Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival Forum, including Catapult supported ‘The Bones’ by Jeremy Xido 🦖
Claire Sanford’s ‘Colour of the Wind’ takes home the First Look Prize of CAN$20,000 at this year’s Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival. Congratulations to all the winners!
Higher Ground Productions (The Obama’s production company in partnership with Netflix) announce their latest slate including Catapult supported ‘American Factory’ and ‘Crip Camp’
When We Walk premieres at Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival 👏
Out Magazine talks with XY Chelsea director Tim Travers Hawkins 👀
The The Chicago Critics Film Festival will screen Catapult grantees Life Overtakes Me and Our Time Machine 时光机 📽🎟
Pitching at this year’s Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival, are three Catapult-supported films: The Bones (Jeremy Xido), Colour of the Wind (Claire Sanford), and Instant Life (Mark Becker & Aaron Schock) 👏
Hail Satan? on NPR All Things Considered! 🎧
“The latest documentary by Penny Lane, Hail Satan? follows the history of the Satanic Temple and its colorful protests in the name of religious freedom and separation of church and state…”
IndieWire talks with Catapult grantee Sam Green about his latest work and his on-going project The Oldest Person in the World 🌍
‘Life Overtakes Me’ directors Kris Samuelson and John Haptas on air to talk about the film with KPFA Radio 🎧
Hail Satan? “…serves as a reminder of why we embrace nonconformity, pluralism and tolerance.” Great read in the Washington Post 👏
Hail Satan? 😈 is coming to US theaters soon! Nice piece in the The Guardian 👇
“Penny Lane’s Hail Satan? may look like a mockumentary, but it’s not.” The Wall Street Journal 📰👀👇
Hail Satan? in Rolling Stone “…a portrait of religious freedom and social hypocrisy” 🔥
📰 The Los Angeles Times chats with Hail Satan? director Penny Lane 🔥
Seven Catapult Film Fund supported projects are screening at Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival ! Don’t miss American Factory, Always in Season, Anbessa, Midnight Family, Our Time Machine 时光机, When We Walk and XY Chelsea!
Only a few hours to go before the brilliant Oscar shortlisted documentary Charm City premieres on PBS. NOT TO BE MISSED!
Tribeca Film Festival (NYC) Sun, 4/28 - 5:30 pm (filmmakers & subjects in attendance) Tue, 4/30 - 7:00 pm (filmmakers & subjects in attendance) Fri, 5/3 - 7:00 pm Tickets: http://bit.ly/OTM_Tribeca
Hot Docs Documentary Festival (Toronto, Canada) Wed, 5/1 - 5:30 pm (filmmakers in attendance) Fri, 5/3 - 3:00 pm (filmmakers in attendance) Sun, 5/5 - 5:30 pm Tickets: http://bit.ly/OTM_HotDocs
DocLands (San Rafael, CA) Sat, 5/4 - 3:00pm (filmmaker in attendance) Tickets: http://bit.ly/OTM_doclands
LA Asian Pacific Film Festival (Los Angeles) Sun, 5/5 - 12:00 pm (filmmaker in attendance) Tickets: http://bit.ly/OTM_LAAPFF
CAAMFest (San Francisco & Oakland) Sat, 5/11 - 7:30 pm (filmmaker in attendance) Wed, 5/15 - 6:30 pm Tickets: https://caamfest.com/2019/movies/our-time-machine/
Great news: Midnight Family will be in theaters this summer!
San Francisco Chronicle heads to the SFFILM Festival to catch Penny Lane’s Hail Satan? 😈📽
DOC10 round-up where Hail Satan? and Midnight Family both screened 👏
Great piece and conversation with Hail Satan? 😈 director Penny Lane in Vox 👀
“Lane’s films are always funny and weird and always pushing at the way we think about ‘truth.’”
Charm City airs on PBS April 22nd!
Catapult supported 17 Blocks heads to the Tribeca Film Festival! 👀
Premiering May 1st at the Tribeca Film Festival, Showtime Networks just released a first-look trailer for the highly-anticipated Chelsea Manning documentary, “XY Chelsea”. Coming to Showtime June 7th.
Great review of Midnight Family which screened at New Directors/New Films and heads to the SFFILM Festival next week!
Great piece in Interview Magazine on Hail Satan?, coming to SFFILM Festival next week! 😈
Thrilled to see filmmakers Arthur Pratt, Banker White, and Anna Fitch nominated for a Peabody Award for their Catapult supported project SURVIVORS. Congratulations to all the nominees!
After screening at the Full Frame Documentary Film Festival, Hail Satan? comes to theaters soon!
Congratulations to Life Overtakes Me (dirs. Kris Samuelson & John Haptas) winners of the Full Frame Documentary Film Festival Audience Award!
American Factory, Midnight Family, and The Silence of Others / El Silencio de Otros are headed to the Montclair Film Festival!
Time For Ilhan director Norah Shapiro talks to Newsweek about Omar’s “swift political rise”.
XY Chelsea will premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival and has been picked up by Dogwoof.
Luke Lorentzen’s documentary “Midnight Family” is named “7 exciting movies from emerging directors to watch for in 2019”.
Apply now to join us and our partners True/False Film Fest this summer at the Rough Cut Retreat for a one-of-a-kind mentorship experience. Deadline is April 15th.
Life Overtakes Me heads to the Aspen Film’s Shortsfest!
“Quiet and intimate, the film unobtrusively ushers viewers into the homes — and stories — of three families with parents who now juggle domestic routines and the uncertainty of their asylum status with caring for an inert young patient.”
The Independent sits down with Assia Boundaoui, dir. of The Feeling of Being Watched 👀
“…the jury unanimously gave the Firebird Award to Midnight Family directed by Luke Lorentzen for ‘its non-judgmental approach to a story of interlocked poverty and tragedy is deeply moving.’” -香港國際電影節 Hong Kong International Film Festival - HKIFF
Incredible review of Catapult supported Ringside in The Hollywood Reporter, which premiered at the 2019 Berlinale - Berlin International Film Festival.
If you missed 2019 Sundance this year, you can see all 5 Catapult supported projects at the 2019 SFFILM Festival opening April 10th! Always in Season, American Factory, Hail Satan?, Life Overtakes Me, Midnight Family.
Time For Ilhan director Norah Shapiro goes behind the scenes about the documentary. https://www.thenational.ae/arts-culture/film/the-filmmaker-who-followed-the-trajectory-of-fearless-ilhan-omar-1.841293
Midnight Family is headed to the New Directors/New Films festival in NYC! 👏
Dreamaway heads to Ayam Beirut Al Cinema’iya as they continue a successful festival tour!
Now streaming! Catapult grantee Time For Ilhan
“…By turns terrifying and exhilarating, ‘Midnight Family’ unfolds with such velocity that it may take a while for your ethical doubts to catch up to what’s happening. When they do, they leave you gasping.” -The New York Times
Catapult grantee Joonam (dir. Sierra Urich) will receive a grant from Tribeca Film Institute aimed at “…groundbreaking projects that bring marginalized voices with vital stories to tell, to a mainstream audience.” https://www.screendaily.com/news/tribeca-all-access-2019-selects-14-projects-from-under-represented-voices/5137883.article
As Spain struggles to confront its past, The Silence of Others / El Silencio de Otros shows signs of a shift.
Excited to see four Catapult grantees make their way to our hometown for the SFFILM Festival!
Always in Season (Dir. Jacqueline Olive; prod. Jacqueline Olive, Jessica Devaney)
American Factory (dir. Steven Bognar, Julia Reichert; prod. Steven Bognar, Julia Reichert, Jeff Reichert, Julie Parker Benello)
Hail Satan? (dir. Penny Lane; prod. Gabriel Sedgwick)
Life Overtakes Me (dir. Kris Samuelson, John Haptas)
Midnight Family (dir. Luke Lorentzen)
Jason Dasilva’s When We Walk is set to premiere at Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival! Congrats to the team! 🎉
The Best Mexican Film Award for $25,000 goes to “Midnight Family” at the FICG Festival Internacional de Cine en Guadalajara 👏
👋🏼 Catapult grantee dir. Luke Griswold-Tergis of Pleistocene Park Movie with Russian scientist Nikita Zimov last night at The Battery discussing the park’s efforts to revive an extinct ecosystem by reintroducing woolly mammoths. Read more about this fascinating project in The New Yorker 👇🏼
|The Catapult Film Fund||True/False Film Fest Rough Cut Retreat is open for entries! Apply now to join us this summer as you workshop your project with mentors and fellow filmmakers. 🎞|
Midnight Family wins Best Director (Luke Lorentzen) and Best Film at the 34th FICG Festival Internacional de Cine en Guadalajara. Congratulations to the team! 🎉👏
Grit, The Silence of Others / El Silencio de Otros, and The Feeling of Being Watched will air on POV (PBS) this fall!
Three Catapult supported films will screen at Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival as part of the Special Presentations Program.
Always in Season (dir.Jacqueline Olive, prod. Jacqueline Olive and Jessica Devaney)
American Factory (dir. Steven Bognar, Julia Reichert, prod. Steven Bognar, Julia Reichert, Jeff Reichert, Julie Parker Benello)
XY Chelsea (dir. Tim Travers Hawkins, prod. Julia Nottingham, Thomas Benski, Lucas Ochoa, Isabel Davis)
Three Catapult grantees have been selected to attend the Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival Forum to pitch their film! Congrats to The Bones (Jeremy Xido), Colour of the Wind (Claire Sanford), and Instant Life (Mark Becker & Aaron Schock).
Opening the Full Frame Documentary Film Festival is Catapult grantee American Factory!
Also screening: Always in Season, Grit, Life Overtakes Me, Midnight Family, Hail Satan?, The Raft.
The Silence of Others / El Silencio de Otros takes home an Audience Award form Thessaloniki International Film Festival - ENG! 🎉
Midnight Family is screening at FICG Festival Internacional de Cine en Guadalajara and vying for the festival’s largest cash prize.
Happy International Women’s Day! Proud to support these talented filmmakers.
The Silence of Others / El Silencio de Otros screens at the Miami Film Festival this weekend
Time For Ilhan releases 3/8 for International Women’s Day
🎉Excited to see three Catapult funded projects premiering at the Tribeca Film Festival, congrats to the filmmakers! 👏
17 Blocks (dir. Davy Rothbart, writer Jennifer Tiexiera, prod. Alex Turtletaub, Michael B. Clark, Marc Turtletaub, Rachel Dengiz, Davy Rothbart
Our Time Machine (dir./prod. Yang Sun, S. Leo Chiang, writers S. Leo Chiang, Bob Lee)
XY CHELSEA (dir. Tim Travers Hawkins, writer Mark Monroe, prod. Julia Nottingham, Lucas Ochoa, Thomas Benski, Isabel Davis)
👉 Incase you missed it at the Sundance Film Festival, Directing Award winner AMERICAN FACTORY will also be screening!
Hail Satan?’s official trailer! Catch it in theaters this spring.
Hail Satan? comes to theaters this spring!
Midnight Family will head to New Directors/New Films March 27 – April 7 in New York City! 🎥 👀
Currently in production, The Liegnitz Plot explores the Holocaust through stolen stamp collections.
Always in Season - “Unforgettable”
“A nuanced, layered reminder of how far we still have to go to correct the injustices of this country’s past and present.” -Always in Season
The The Hollywood Reporter calls Always in Season ”Infuriating and eye-opening”
Always in Season: “Haunting, difficult and necessary”
Time For Ilhan is nominated by the NAACP Image Awards for Outstanding Documentary!
46% of the 2019 Sundance Film Festival directors were women, including Hail Satan?, dir. by Penny Lane 👏
Great Hollywood reporter review of ‘Midnight Family” - 2019 Sundance Film Festival winner “Best Cinematography”!
Three Catapult Film Fund supported projects received top prizes at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival! Congratulations to AMERICAN FACTORY (Directing Award: U.S. Documentary) ALWAYS IN SEASON (U.S. Documentary Special Jury Award for Moral Urgency), and MIDNIGHT FAMILY (U.S. Documentary Special Jury Award for Cinematography). Thank you to everyone at Sundance for this tremendous honor.
Three Catapult Film Fund supported projects received top prizes at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival! Congratulations to AMERICAN FACTORY (Directing Award: U.S. Documentary) ALWAYS IN SEASON (U.S. Documentary Special Jury Award for Moral Urgency), and MIDNIGHT FAMILY (U.S. Documentary Special Jury Award for Cinematography). Thank you to everyone at Sundance for this tremendous honor.
Great interview in the Washington Post with the brilliant Marilyn Ness about her film CHARM CITY!
Hail Satan? screens this weekend at the Sundance Film Festival 👀
The Feeling of Being Watched 👁🗨 heads the Human Rights Watch Film Festival in London 👏
“Poetically composed and effortlessly segueing between graveyard-shift stillness and chaotic rides through the darkened streets of Mexico City, Midnight Family is a unique cinematic gem.” -Filmmaker Magazine
Shedding light on the Satanic Temple in Hail Satan? Premiering here at the Sundance Film Festival!
Midnight Family is making its World Premiere here at the Sundance Film Festival! Great interview with director & DP Luke Lorentzen.
“Society needs skeptics. It needs outsiders to stand up for themselves and fight against the dominant ideas”
Penny Lane, dir. of Hail Satan? discusses the film at the IndieWire/Dropbox lounge at the Sundance Film Festival.
Congratulations to the Always in Season team on a beautiful and moving film and to the Lacy family for sharing their story. #Sundance
A lovely day on Main Street! Off to the premiere of Jackie Olive’s Always in Season, producer Jessica Devaney, editor Don Bernier 🙌🎥
Hail Satan?, premiering to a full house at Sundance Film Festival right now! 👏
We aren’t the only ones excited to see Hail Satan? at Sundance Film Festival!
“…thoroughly researched and beautifully produced documentary…” Great piece about Catapult-funded ‘The Oslo Diaries’ 🤝
Premiering at the Sundance Film Festival is Catapult grantee Hail Satan? “…the 95-minute feature might get people to confront some of their misconceptions about ‘the great overlord of the underworld, and have a laugh along the way.’”
Celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with a collection of documentaries about him and his work.
Glad to be a part of these efforts 👏
📣 Our friends over at ITVS are accepting applications for their Open Call through 2/15. See below for more information on eligibility criteria 👇
Today join Supervising Producer Michael Kinomoto and guest speakers Jon Olshefski & Sabrina Gordon (Quest), and Laura Green & Anna Moot-Levin (The Providers) in a webinar to learn what ITVS is looking for. RSVP: https://ovee.itvs.org/screenings/ztti9
Great review of Marcus Lindeen’s new documentary The Raft in Forbes!
Congratulations to filmmaker Ramona Diaz, winner of a Creative Capital Award for her Catapult-supported project!
The Silence of Others / El Silencio de Otros Robert Bahar on documentary budgeting 👇💸
The Raft opens in the UK on Friday 1/18!
“What we wanted to do with the film was to be an instrument to open that conversation about forgetting, about our past, and also our present”. The Silence of Others / El Silencio de Otros is shortlisted for an Oscar by The Academy and is screening around Spain and the US.
🎥 Come see The Silence of Others / El Silencio de Otros this Wednesday at 6:30pm at Landmark’s Opera Plaza Cinema in San Francisco! Q&A with the filmmakers following the screening.
The English trailer for The Silence of Others / El Silencio de Otros 👀👇
Apply now to Working Films’ Impact Kickstart grant! Open to feature length documentaries in late production or post-production that address issues of social or environmental justice. Artists of color, women, LGBTQ, gender nonconforming, and differently abled creators are strongly encouraged to apply.
Ilhan Omar for Congress, the subject of Time For Ilhan, will become one of the first two Muslim women sworn in to Congress on Thursday.
Shortlisted for an Oscar by The Academy are two Catapult-supported documentaries, Charm City & The Silence of Others / El Silencio de Otros! Congrats to the filmmakers! 🎉👏
The Silence of Others / El Silencio de Otros is nominated for a Premios Goya!
Two Catapult grantees win at the 34th Annual International Documentary Association Awards. Congratulations to the filmmakers! 🎉👏🏆
Wild Wild Country - Best Limited Series The Silence of Others / El Silencio de Otros - Pare Lorentz Award
Congratulations to the Catapult grantees headed to the 2019 Sundance Film Festival! 🎉
Always in Season (Jackie Olive) American Factory (Steven Bognar, Julia Reichert, & Julie Parker Benello) Hail Satan? (Penny Lane & Gabriel Sedgwick) Midnight Family (Luke Lorentzen, Kellen Quinn, Daniela Alatorre, & Elena Fortes)
Congratulations to Life Overtakes Me dirs. Kris Samuelson and John Haptas! The 5th Catapult-supported film headed to the 2019 Sundance Film Festival. 🎉
📢 Just announced! The latest 2018 grantees 🎉 Ghost Wives, The Girl with Seven Names, Tour Guide, Untitled Criminal Justice / High School Project, and Untitled Parkland Project. Read more about these fascinating projects, updates from Catapult-supported films, and what the team has been up to 👇
Hail Satan? (Penny Lane & Gabriel Sedgwick) picked up by Magnolia Pictures and will premiere at Sundance Film Festival! 👏
As The Silence of Others / El Silencio de Otros screens across Spain, directors Robert Bahar and Almudena Carracedo reflect on the film’s impact and the change in discourse around the country’s history.
Tomorrow is the last day to apply for Catapult funding in 2018! We will resume on January 1st 2019. 👍
☃️Happy Holidays and Season’s Greetings from Catapult Film Fund ❄️
“…she takes into her own hands the very notion of being watched — and with a level of boldness we’d all do well to emulate.” Assia Boundaoui’s The Feeling of Being Watched screening at the Arab American National Museum
The European Film Awards announced their nominees including The Silence of Others / El Silencio de Otros! 🎉
📢 Attention filmmakers! Please note we will not be accepting applications in December and will resume January 1st 2019. Get those proposals in by November 30th at 11:59 PST!
The Silence of Others / El Silencio de Otros is nominated for a Cinema Eye Honors Spotlight Award 👏
Grit: The Documentary is screening at DOC NYC 11/11 & 11/14! 🎟️👀
Catapult grantees Mayor (David Osit), Through the Night (Loira Limbal), and Charm City (Marilyn Ness), awarded the Sundance Institute Documentary Fund and Stories of Change grants! 👏🎉
The Silence of Others / El Silencio de Otros wins “Best Testimony on Politics” at the Mezinárodní festival dokumentárních filmů Ji.hlava 👏
“While it must have been tempting for those involved to release some of the shocking material at various points in those six years, its impact and news value is greater by being presented as a whole story of that period of filming.” - The Oslo Diaries in The Guardian
“As one watches Ilhan Omar navigate multilayered prejudice with grace and grit, one comes away with absolute joy for her success against the odds.” 👏
DOC NYC announces “40 under 40” and we are proud to see so many Catapult grantees on the list! Congrats to Assia Boundaoui, Lyric R Cabral, Jessica Devaney, Sara Dosa, Maxim Pozdorovkin, Danielle Varga, and Farihah Zaman 🎉👏
“We’re asking for truth and justice. It’s all we have left.” The Silence of Others / El Silencio de Otros will screen in London before heading to home to Spain.
Great review of “The Raft” in The Independent.
Wild Wild Country is nominated for 5 Critic’s Choice Awards! 👏
أمل - Amal and Dreamaway have been selected for the IBF Europe – Distribution Grant through IDFA Bertha Fund. Congrats to the filmmakers!
Catapult supported The Quiet Zone receives a Science Sandbox/Sundance grant!
“There’s plenty to make you catch your breath during Marilyn Ness’s documentary Charm City” -The New York Times
“Hope and triumph lie in the fact that the victims will not stay silent as little by little, public pressure begins to force changes.” The Silence of Others / El Silencio de Otros continues to screen at festivals around the globe!
Great piece with Charm City dir. Marilyn Ness!
👁️🗨️ The Feeling of Being Watched named Audience Favorite at The Boston Globe Film Festival!
Elephant Path Film heads to DOC NYC! 👏
Filmmaker Magazine’s “25 New Faces of Independent Film for 2018” Assia Boundaoui brings 👁️🗨️ The Feeling of Being Watched home to the Chicago International Film Festival 📽️
Catapult supported The Silence of Others / El Silencio de Otros and Charm City are short listed for the International Documentary Association’s awards! 👏
Dreamaway heads to DOK Leipzig!
See Dreamaway at the BFI London Film Festival!
Catapult talks development funding at the International Documentary Association’s Getting Real ‘18!
📢 The Feeling of Being Watched will be the GlobeDocs Opening Night Film on Tuesday 10/9! 📽️
Great review of the Wild Wild Country soundtrack in Pitchfork 🎧
Time For Ilhan dir. Norah Shapiro is a part of the ‘Film Fatales’ organization where female (nonbinary and transgender welcome too) directors come together for support, compassion, collaboration 💪🎬
Opening tonight, the Vancouver International Film Festival will screen Catapult grantee “The Oslo Diaries”! 🇨🇦️
“The Oslo Diaries” wins Best International Feature-Length Documentary at the Jozi Film Festival 👏
California? It’s complicated - almost 40 million people and 40 million stories. California Humanities invites proposals for the 2018 California Documentary Project (CDP) grant program that tell stories from every corner of the state and that explore California in all its complexity. Apply now for development and production grants for your short, podcast, web series, feature (and more)!
🙌Catapult grantee and HBO Doc Films’ Solitary: Inside Red Onion State Prison, wins Outstanding Investigative Documentary at the Emmys / Television Academy congrats to the team! 🎉
🙌 Proud to see four Catapult supported projects at the Mill Valley Film Festival! Congrats to Charm City, Grit: The Documentary, The Silence of Others / El Silencio de Otros, and Time For Ilhan. See you in the North Bay! 📽️
Congratulations to Catapult supported Elephant Path Film! 🎉
Catapult co-founders Lisa Kleiner Chanoff & Bonni Cohen and grantees Michèle Stephenson & Robert Bahar Get Real at the International Documentary Association #docsgetreal
If you missed the Sundance 2018 premiere, “The Oslo Diaries” is now on HBO. Not to be missed.
The beautiful Wild Wild Country soundtrack is now available 🎧
Watch Survivors on POV tonight!
🗽 New York! “Survivors” is screening at a theatre near you 👇
Congrats to Rebel Hearts! Headed to Fast Track film finance market at the LA Film Festival.
🏝️ Dreamaway will make its US premiere! 🙌
👁️🗨️ The Feeling of Being Watched takes home the Audience Award at the Camden International Film Festival! 🎉Congrats to the team!
Congrats Assia Boundaoui! 🙌
The Oslo Diaries is streaming on HBO Documentary Films through Oct. 15th! 📺
🇸🇱 ️WeOwnTV’s Survivors heads to the Camden International Film Festival! Screening Sept 15th 🎟️
Wondering what to watch? 🤔 The The New York Times suggests Catapult supported The Oslo Diaries! Airing on HBO on Thursday.
Screening tonight at the San Francisco Green Film Festival 🌍 is the International Premiere of Wind Should Be Heard Not Seen 🌬️ the short of Catapult supported Hwangsa.
The International Documentary Association will screen Catapult grantees Charm City and The Silence of Others / El Silencio de Otros as part of the 2018 Documentary Screening Series. 🎟️📽️
Congratulations Wild Wild Country! 🎉 Winner of the Emmys / Television Academy award for Outstanding Documentary or Non-Fiction Series 🏆
📢 Dream Away heads to London for the BFI London Film Festival! ️🇬🇧️
“If you want to understand why peace failed and what happened, you have to look at these three years of the Oslo Accords,” Mor Loushy & Daniel Sivan’s “The Oslo Diaries” premieres 9/13 on HBO.
Thank you to the wonderful Jennifer Battat and SFFILM for the support of these incredible doc projects, especially including Jennifer Maytorena Taylor’s “The Gut” (w/t).
Enjoy the Wild Wild Country soundtrack? 🎧 Listen to it soon!
Survivors is coming to POV (PBS) this fall!
The Oslo Diaries reviewed in Los Angeles Times 📰
📣Young Men and Fire 🔥 set to premiere at Camden International Film Festival! Also screening: The Feeling of Being Watched 👁️🗨️
THE OSLO DIARIES, which premiered at Sundance 20118 will debut on HBO in 9/13. Don’t miss this brilliant film.
The Oslo Diaries 🎥 screens tomorrow in New York! 🗽🍎
“The Oslo Diaries is a striking document, mixing never-before-seen footage shot by the negotiators themselves and current reflections from participants”
ITVS Diversity Development Fund offers producers of color up to $25,000 in research and development funding to develop a documentary for public television. See below for details!
Great review of ASK THE SEXPERT on NPR!
Catapult partners with SFFILM in grant making and mentoring filmmakers 🎥 Read in Forbes👇
The Silence of Others, nominated for the 2018 European Film Awards! 👏🎉
Time For Ilhan heads to Take One Action Film Festivals this fall!
The Oslo Diaries heads to the Jozi Film Festival!
Catapult supported Wild Wild Country, nominated for 6 Emmys / Television Academy! 🙌
👏Congratulations The Silence of Others! Directors Almudena Carracedo & Robert Bahar won the Founders Award for Best Foreign Non Fiction Film at Michael Moore’s Traverse City Film Festival 🎉
The Feeling of Being Watched 👁️🗨️ will screen at BlackStar Film Festival 8/5! Catch dir. Assia Boundaoui speak on the panel Revert the Gaze: The Relationship Between Surveillance and Film in Communities of Color 👀
Almudena Carracedo & Robert Bahar’s The Silence of Others ️ heads to the LA Film Festival! 👏
Congratulations to all the wonderful projects receiving Fork Films support including four Catapult supported projects: “The Rashomon Effect” (Directed by Lyric R Cabral) “Crip Camp” (Directed by Nicole Newnham Malarkey & Jim LeBrecht) “Going to Mars: The Nikki Giovanni Project” (Directed by Michèle Stephenson & Joe Brewster) and “Syrian Families Film” (Directed by Megan Mylan) Thank you Fork Films!
Going to Mars: The Nikki Giovanni Project heads to the Creative Producing Labs at Sundance Film Festival!
Congratulations to all the wonderful films and filmmakers honored yesterday with an Emmy nomination — with a special Catapult nod to “Vegas Baby” (Amanda Micheli) “Solitary: Inside Red Onion State Prison” (Kristi Jacobson) and “Unlocking the Cage” (DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus), and “Wild Wild Country” (Maclain Way and Chapman Way). It is an honor to support your important work.
The Oslo Diaries heads to HBO this fall! 👌
Thrilled to see Catapult Film Fund grantee Jason Dasilva’s How Healthcare Makes Disability a Trap part of The New York Times Op-Docs!
|Catapult supported Young Men and Fire comes to Independent Lens||PBS this fall! 👀👏|
Great review of Searching for Saraswati! 👏
The subject of All We’ve Lost featured in the Montana Innocence Project
Elephant Path Film premieres at the Congo International Film Festival - CIFF!
Congrats to the Wild Wild Country team!
Congrats to Chapman and Maclain Way and the Wild Wild Country team!
Thrilled to see Wild Wild Country nominated for Emmys / Television Academy in outstanding documentary or nonfiction series!
Wild Wild Country receives Emmys / Television Academy nominations! 👏🎉
Searching for Saraswati, now on The New York Times Op-Docs! 🙌
Excited to see Catapult Film Fund supported “Crip Camp” (James LeBrecht, Nicole Newnham, and Andy Gersh) head to the Sundance Documentary Edit and Story Lab to work with an incredible lineup of mentors. Congratulations to all the filmmakers!
Great review in NOW Magazine of The Oslo Diaries 👏📰
Congrats to Catapult grantee Agnieszka Zwiefka and the Scars team! 👏
👀 Watch Ask the Sexpert, now on Amazon Prime!
Great news - “Charm City” will air on PBS’ Independent Lens in spring 2019. Congratulations to Marilyn Ness (director), Katy Chevigny (producer) and the whole team.
Read all about our new fellowship with our SFFilm partners in RealScreen!
Catapult grantees The Force and Tig (Tig Notaro) featured in the best docs on Netflix! 👀💻
Great article in Vanity Fair about “Wild, Wild Country” and the brilliant Lisa Nishimura.
Catapult grantees The Silence of Others & أمل - Amal win big at Sheffield Doc/Fest!
Great review of The Silence of Others in the Screen International, currently screening at Sheffield Doc/Fest.
The Los Angeles Times discusses Wild Wild Country with Chapman and Maclain Way 📰
The Silence of Others wins the Grand Jury prize at Sheffield Doc/Fest and أمل - Amal takes home the Youth Jury Award. Congrats to the teams! 🎉🏆
Congrats to Elephant Path Film on their world premiere at San Francisco IndieFest’s Doc Fest! 👏🎉🐘
Hailed by the The Irish Times 📰 “Wild Wild Country is an excellently-paced real crime documentary…” 👏
Congrats to the Survivors team who premiered at the Encounters South African International Documentary Festival! 🎉
“Who and what controls surveillance? Why are certain people chosen to be surveilled? What are the psychological impacts of being surveilled?” Assia Boundaoui, dir. of The Feeling of Being Watched 👁️🗨️ discusses the film at the Storytellers’ Institute of John B. Moore Documentary Studies Collaborative - MDOCS
Screening at Sheffield Doc/Fest, The Silence of Others “…chronicles the fight for justice as well as the search for the stolen children and the 100,000 bodies still thought to lie in unmarked civil war graves.” -The Guardian
Wild Wild Country chats live with the Los Angeles Times and Ma Anand Sheela about her participation in the film. 📱👀
The Silence of Others picked up by POV for US broadcast 📺
Wild Wild Country chats with Deadline Hollywood about the series as the Emmys / Television Academy nomination announcement draws near! ✋🗳️
“Pleistocene Park” director Luke Griswold-Tergis perpares to transport Alaskan Bison to Russia, fascinating project! ✈️
Survivors heads to the Encounters South African International Documentary Festival! 🎥 🇿🇦️
Congratulations to Catapult Grantee Penny Lane who will receive this year’s SF DocFest Non-Fiction Vanguard Award Screening & Reception.
“Her filmmaking is pushing boundaries and is redefining what people think documentary is.”
“As a documentary filmmaker it was a dream come true”. How Chapman & Maclain Way stumbled across the story of Rajneeshpuram and brought it to the big screen in Wild Wild Country 📽️
Catapult grantee Luke Griswold-Tergis of “Pleistocene Park” is re-introducing large herbivores to the tundra to help slow the acceleration of global warming caused by permafrost melt. Fascinating read! 🐂❄️
Congratulations Catapult Grantees! 👏🎉 “Untitled Religious Activism Documentary” (Penny Lane) “Mississippi Red” (Kelly Duane de la Vega & Jessica Anthony) “Midnight Family” (Luke Lorentzen, Kellen Quinn, Daniela Alatorre, & Elena Fortes)
Directors Almudena Carracedo and Robert Bahar talk with AFI Docs about their documentary The Silence of Others.
Chapman and Maclain Way talk with Wild Wild Country subject, Ma Anand Sheela about the success of the series.
Announced at the Festival de Cannes, a biopic of Wild Wild Country’s subject Rajneesh is in the works.
أمل - Amal is headed to Sheffield Doc/Fest! 🇬🇧️👏🎥
Assia Boundaoui of The Feeling of Being Watched, talks with No Film School about keeping filmmakers and subjects safe 🔊
Great review in Variety of “The Feeling of Being Watched”.
👏 It was a very good year at Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival - The Silence of Others & The Oslo Diaries
The Silence of Others is a Top Ten Audience Favorite at Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival! Congrats!
Great review in Variety of The Feeling of Being Watched! 📰👏
Charm City and The Feeling of Being Watched - docs that go beyond the headlines. Great piece by the International Documentary Association
Great review of Grit in POV Magazine “…sure to be one of the great eco docs of 2018.”
The best from Tribeca! Time For Ilhan 👏
The Oslo Diaries heads to the San Francisco Jewish Film Festival this summer! 📰 San Francisco Chronicle
Filmmaker Magazine talks with Assia Boundaoui about The Feeling of Being Watched and turning the cameras on those who were watching her 👀
The Silence of Others heads to Sheffield Doc/Fest! 👏 🇬🇧️
“It’s one of the most powerful documentaries I’ve seen” -Christopher Cross reviews The Silence of Others in Goomba Stomp
Ma Anand Sheela, central to Wild Wild Country, raises numerous twists, turns, and feelings for viewers. Great piece from NPR
“This was the best film I saw at the Tribeca Film Festival this year.” - Ivy Lofberg for Goomba Stomp
Wild Wild Country, already top of the list on the Business Insider’s best shows of 2018!
Great piece in Filmmaker Magazine 📰 on The Feeling of Being Watched! 👁️🗨️
Great interview with Norah Shapiro and Representative Ilhan Omar about their documentary Time For Ilhan
Proud to be supporting Sunset and the Mockingbird, the love story of jazz legend Junior Mance and Gloria Clayborne Mance. As he loses his identity to dementia, she reckons with her own.
Wrongfully convicted Chris Scott, of the documentary True Conviction, helps others in the same situation he was once in. Listen as he meets the man who actually committed the crime 🔊
Screening at Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival today and tomorrow, the Oslo Diaries goes behind the scenes of the secret negotiations between Israeli and Palestinian leaders in the early 1990s.
Excited to support Luke Griswold Tergis’ documentary about Pleistocene Park!
|There’s a new detective agency in Dallas, run by three exonerated men who all spent decades in prison. Their mission: to free other innocent people still behind bars. True Conviction airs on Independent Lens||PBS tonight! 📺 Congrats to the team!|
The powerful story of Time For Ilhan
The Silence of Others dir. Almudena Carracedo talks with Women & Hollywood as they get ready to screen at Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema for their North American Premiere! 👏🇨🇦️
The Feeling of Being Watched team kicking off Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival last night! Congrats! 🎉👏
“Some documentaries make you angry. Some make you scared. Others make you question things you took for granted or didn’t think about at all. Assia Boundaoui’s The Feeling of Being Watched does all of the above.”
Director Jennifer Maytorena Taylor wins the Macdowell Colony, New Hampshire Fellowship to continue work on her Catapult-funded feature doc “The Gut”. Congrats! 👏
“Why did this happen and why is this likely still happening?”
-dir. Assia Boundaoui
The Feeling of Being Watched, which screened at Tribeca and heads to Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival, uncovered one of the largest counterterrorism investigations in United States history.
🔥The Hottest Hot Docs: Oslo Diaries (Toronto Life)
The Root recommends you see Charm City at the Tribeca Film Festival 👌
Excited to read about Catapult grantee All We’ve Lost in the Billings Gazette 📰
Winner of the best pitch at Big Sky Documentary Film Festival, the team is headed to the edit room! 👌🎞️
Nearly half of the Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival’s line up include women directed films about women and Time For Ilhan is one of them! 🙌🎟️
Charm City …“captures the beauty of the cityscape in the daytime, or the eerie effects of police lights flashing across faces and facades in the night.” - The Hollywood Reporter Screening this week at the Tribeca Film Festival. 🌃
📰 Great review of Time For Ilhan, screening this week at the Tribeca Film Festival! 🎞️
What is it like to be under constant surveillance? Assia Boundaoui digs to the heart of their experiences and the reason behind it in The Feeling of Being Watched 👁️🗨️ screening this week at the Tribeca Film Festival. 🎟️🎥
🙌Standing ovation at the Time For Ilhan premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival! Huge congrats to Norah Shapiro, Jennifer Steinman Sternin, Jen Bradwell, Representative Ilhan Omar & the whole team! 👏
Wild Wild Country sits down with IndieWire’s “Turn It On” podcast 🔊🎧
Variety chats with Chris Swanson about the music behind Wild Wild Country
Salon talks with rep. Ilhan Omar, the subject of Time For Ilhan, headed to Tribeca this weekend!
Women & Hollywood talk with Time For Ilhan dir. Norah Shapiro about premiering at Tribeca and equality in the film business.
“The only way to find good movies at Tribeca is to watch them.” The New York Times has watched and The Feeling of Being Watched is what they recommend 👍👍
The Feeling of Being Watched trailer! Premiering at Tribeca this weekend.
Catapult supported “Survivors” is coming to POV this fall! Congrats to the team!
Six Catapult grantees are headed to Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival! 🇨🇦
أمل - Amal (Mohamed Siam) 4/29 6:45pm Isabel Bader Theatre 4/30 3:30pm Isabel Bader Theatre 5/6 10:15am TIFF Bell Lightbox 2
The Feeling of Being Watched (Assia Boundaoui & Jessica Devaney) 4/26 8:30pm TIFF Bell Lightbox 2 4/27 12:30pm TIFF Bell Lightbox 1 5/4 9:15pm TIFF Bell Lightbox 2
Grit (Cynthia Wade, Sasha Friedlander, Tracie Holder & Matthew Syrett) 4/30 8:30pm Scotiabank Theatre 4 5/2 12:30pm TIFF Bell Lightbox 3 5/6 10:00am Isabel Bader Theatre
Oslo Diaries (Mor Loushy, Daniel Sivan, Ina Fichman & Hilla Medalia) 5/1 9:00pm TIFF Bell Lightbox 1 5/2 12:30pm Isabel Bader Theatre
The Silence of Others (Almudena Carracedo Robert Bahar) 4/27 6:30pm TIFF Bell Lightbox 2 4/28 12:30pm TIFF Bell Lightbox 3 5/5 11:45am Scotiabank Theatre 3
Time For Ilhan (Norah Shapiro, Jennifer Steinman Sternin, Chris Newberry) 5/2 6:00pm Scotiabank Theatre 7 5/4 9:00pm TIFF Bell Lightbox 3 5/6 12:45pm Aga Khan Museum
The Silence of Others heads to the Moscow International Film Festival!
Excited for the Charm City premiere at Tribeca! Great piece highlighting women directed films including fellow grantees Time For Ilhan and The Feeling of Being Watched. 👏🎬
Saturday Night Live parodies the Wild Wild Country trailer. Catch all 6 episodes on Netflix if you haven’t already!
“It’s important because it’s a story of hope and inspiration…” -Norah Shapiro, dir. of Time For Ilhan, which heads to Tribeca for its premiere! We can’t wait to see it on the big screen, congrats to the team!
Now open for submissions! Firelight Media’s Documentary Lab, headed by Loira Limbal, supports racially and ethnically underrepresented communities. Past grantees include Catapult-funded The Feeling of Being Watched, premiering at Tribeca.
Check out the review of “Wild, Wild Country” in the Rolling Stone.
The Tribeca Film Festival kicks off on April 18th! Catch screenings of Catapult Film Fund grantees:
Charm City (Marilyn Ness & Katy Chevigny, Big Mouth Productions) 4/22 6:30 PM Regal Cinemas Battery Park 11-5 4/23 8:15 PM Regal Cinemas Battery Park 11-4 4/24 8:00 PM Cinépolis Chelsea 6 4/27 5:30 PM Regal Cinemas Battery Park 11-4
The Feeling of Being Watched (Assia Boundaoui & Jessica Devaney) 4/21 6:45 PM Cinépolis Chelsea 2 4/22 7:30 PM Cinépolis Chelsea 3 4/25 5:45 PM Regal Cinemas Battery Park 11-3 4/26 5:00 PM Cinépolis Chelsea 6 4/29 6:00 PM Regal Cinemas Battery Park 11-10
Time For Ilhan (Norah Shapiro & Jennifer Steinman) 4/21 3:30 PM Cinépolis Chelsea 8 4/22 8:15 PM Regal Cinemas Battery Park 11-4 4/23 3:45 PM Cinépolis Chelsea 8 4/27 8:15 PM Regal Cinemas Battery Park 11-6
After giving a winning pitch at the Hot Docs Forum, The Feeling of Being Watched will premiere at the Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival!
Have you watched all 6 episodes? If so, Chapman and Maclain Way answer those questions you still have and revisit the characters you’re still wondering about 🤔
Is Netflix changing the documentary game? Wild Wild Country might be a good example in this piece by Forbes.
When God Sleeps by director Till Schauder premieres on ITVS Independent Lens | PBS TONIGHT at 10PM ET! Check your local listings for channel and info. Check out the film’s trailer here: https://to.pbs.org/2H3xRDp
Fascinating article in Filmmaker Magazine about “The Raft” which won the top prize this past week at CPH:DOX.
Fascinating NPR interview with directors Chapman and Maclain Way about their new Netflix series, Wild Wild Country.
Variety reviews the Raft, winner of ‘Best in Show’ at CPH:DOX
Wild Wild Country: the unsettling Netflix documentary that has critics raving!
Oslo Diaries is headed to Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival! Congrats!
The International Documentary Association has awarded their Elevate Grant to two emerging women filmmakers of color. Congratulations to Catapult grantees Loira Limbal & Jackie Olive! Excited to see the continued support of your important stories.
Great read by IndieWire about the newly released series Wild Wild Country on Netflix.
So exciting. If you’re going to be at Tribeca do not miss this incredible film!
The Feeling of Being Watched documentary film is headed to Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival for its international premiere! Congrats to the team!
All six episodes are now on Netflix and absolutely not to be missed; “…go from one mind-blowing event and image to the next”.
Congrats to the The Feeling of Being Watched documentary film team! See you Tribeca!
Huge congratulations to 3 Catapult Film Fund grantees premiering their films at Tribeca 2018; CHARM CITY (directed by Marilyn Ness Produced by Katy Chevigny) THE FEELING OF BEING WATCHED (directed by Assia Boundaoui. Produced by Jessica Devaney) and TIME FOR ILHAN (directed by Norah Shapiro. Produced by Jennifer Steinman Sternin, Chris Newberry). Bravo to all.
The New York Times will be talking about Wild Wild Country when it debuts next week on Netflix!
Check out the trailer for WILD, WILD COUNTY below. With the six, hourlong episodes hitting Netflix on March 16th definitely get ready to binge watch this amazing documentary — you won’t believe what you’re watching actually happened.
So excited to see 2 Catapult Film Fund grantees chosen for the prestigious Chicken & Egg Pictures Accelerator Lab. What an honor to be among the list of 10 amazing films! Thank you so much Chicken & Egg!
Thrilled to see ALWAYS IN SEASON (Director Jacqueline Olive; Producer Ann Bennett) selected as one of 10 films chosen for a Tribeca Film Institute Grant. Thank you Tribeca!
The Rough Cut Retreat returns this summer to the Carey Institute for Global Good with our partners, True/False Film Fest! Join this fantastic group of mentors and filmmakers for discussions and feedback as you move your documentary into the final cut. Applications due by March 25th.
Congratulations All We’ve Lost on their Best Pitch win at the Big Sky Documentary Film Festival!
The Silence of Others wins the Panorama Audience Award & The Peace Film Prize at Berlinale, congratulations!
Thrilled to see Loira Limbals’ “Through the Night” selected as part of Chicken and Egg Pictures 2018 Accelerator Lab. What an honor to be amongst such a dynamic group - thank you Chicken & Egg!
APPLY NOW! The SFFILM Catapult Documentary Fellowship supports filmmakers in early development on compelling, story-driven, feature documentary films. The fellowship includes a $10,000 grant, curated mentors, guidance from SFFILM and Catapult Film Fund staff, and access to SFFILM’s FilmHouse residency. DEADLINE MARCH 5 https://www.sffilm.org/artist-development/grants-and-fellowships/catapult-documentary-fellowship
2018 Berlin International Film Festival premiere! Congratulations to the team behind THE SILENCE OF OTHERS filmmakers Almudena Carracedo and Robert Bahar and is exec produced by Pedro and Agustin Almodovar.
Congratulations! Another international prize for Rati Oneli’s CITY OF THE SUN named Best Documentary of the MiradasDoc festival in Tenerife, Spain.
Check out this fascinating interview with brilliant director Peter Nicks. Proud to support your important work.
Making its premiere at the Sundance Film Festival and coming to Netflix next month, Wild, Wild Country directors Chapman and Maclain Way discuss their 6-part documentary.
HBO picks up “The Oslo Diaries”!
Congratulations to the team of WILD, WILD COUNTRY, premiering at Sundance 2018 and airing on Netflix on March 16.
Screening in its entirety at the Sundance Film Festival, Wild, Wild Country has viewers “…dying to know what happens next and is more wild and out there than any piece of fiction.” Also coming to Netflix 3/16!
Receiving its world premiere at Sundance,The Oslo Diaries is the latest from Israeli filmmakers Mor Loushy and Daniel Sivan. Check out this fascinating interview with the directors!
Incredible news: 6 Catapult supported projects are receiving IDA grants with all three Pare Lorentz Documentary Fund grantees going to Catapult supported films! Congratulations to the teams of Crip Camp, Going to Mars: The Nikki Giovanni Project , When We Walk, Life Overtakes Me, The Rashomon Effect & Untitled Ramona S. Diaz Film.
THE OSLSO DIARIES has it’s world premiere Sunday in the Sundance Film Festival’s World Documentary section. The doc uses never-before-seen footage and exclusive interviews with key players — including the last on-camera conversation with former Israeli president Shimon Peres. Congratulations!
THE FORCE premieres on Independent Lens on PBS tonight at 9 pm (check local listings). Just one year after winning at Sundance, this “hypnotic and eye-opening” film (Village Voice) is not to be missed!
Congratulations to Mor Loushy, Daniel Sivan, Ina Fichman, Ronny Merdinger, Avner Shahaf, Hilla Medalia, & Jean Tsien.
Congratulations to THE OSLO DIARIES premiering at Sundance 2018!
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!
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.
IFC 323 6th Ave, New York, NY 10014
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: email@example.com 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!