Applications open today for the Cucalorus Film Foundation’s 2020 Filmed in NC Fund. The fund supports film projects, in various stages of production, made by permanent residents or students who are full-time students at a university in North Carolina. Applications from women, African-American, and Latinx artists are prioritized; grants range from $500 to $3,000. 

North Carolina filmmaker Jacqueline Olive was a 2016 recipient of the grant. Her debut film, Always in Season, explored the legacy of lynchings and racial violence, centering on the story of Lennon Lacy, an African-American teenager who was brutally murdered in 2014 in Bladenboro, North Carolina. Always in Season would go on to win the Special Jury Award for Moral Urgency at Sundance Film Festival 2019; it also screened as part of Full Frame Festival’s 2019 program. 

2019 grant recipients included the Durham filmmakers Pilar Timpane, Kamara Thomas, and Rodrigo Dorfman

Proposals will be accepted through February 19 and the list of awardees will be announced in April of 2020. More details and a full list of criteria can be found here

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