Filmed in NC Fund

The Filmed in NC Fund supports the production of indie film and video projects by artists who are permanent residents of North Carolina, or who are full-time students at colleges or universities in North Carolina living full-time in NC. The Filmed in NC Fund is made possible through a partnership with the NC Film Office, and by a gift from Artless Media in conjunction with The Magnifying Glass. It is intended to support the development and production of new and ongoing projects with total budgets under $250,000. Projects are supported with funds ranging from $500 to $3,000 per project.

The Filmed in NC Fund supports emerging and established artists with a proven record for producing singular and original work, exhibiting potential for meaningful community impact and generating substantial economic activity in North Carolina. Projects at various stages of production (existing and new projects) are eligible to apply. The program supports narrative, documentary and experimental films and videos.  The program prioritizes funding for female, African American and Latinx filmmakers. Read more about the 2019 Grant Recipients projects HERE.

2019 Filmed in NC awardees:

  •       Kamara Thomas for Country Soul Songbook, a documentary series tracing the common roots of country and soul music through the stories and travels of North Carolina songwriters.
  •      Tamara Hopkins for Cucumber, a dark comedy feature involving a sadistic preacher, a feisty pagan, a wannabe cucumber grower and a man who thinks he’s a chicken.
  •       Cara Hagan for Monster News Feed, a short dance film/stop motion animation exploring the effects of the media we consume and one person’s decision to fight back.
  •       Pilar Timpane for Reality the Movie, a feature documentary that delivers an unexpected portrait to challenge our notions of life together.
  •       Rodrigo Dorfman for Bulls and Saints, the epic story of an extended family and community divided by the border and bound together by political resistance, indigenous traditions and spiritual healing.
  •      Stephanie Diane Ford for The Black Baptism, a short afro-futurism fantasy psychological-thriller about an imprisoned young woman, informed by a mysterious voice, who must pass a series of enigmatic tests or face a terrifying death.
  •       Christopher Zaluski for Holy Chaos: The Haywood Street Fresco, a documentary following the year-long creation of a fresco mural being painted by individuals battling homelessness, addiction, and mental illness.
  •       JR Rodriguez for Remember Yesterday, a short narrative about regrets and second chances.
  •       Jennida Chase for Queen City : Playable Space, a transmedia sensory ethnography documentary project highlighting the neighborhoods of Charlotte, NC.
  •       Liam Hall for Here On Out, a feature length narrative about life’s transitions and how they affect our relationships.
  •       Leslie Cunningham for JIG SHOW | Leon Claxton’s Harlem in Havana, a feature documentary about brown-skin showgirls, whites-only audiences, and the brave African-American showman who left an extraordinary legacy despite the insurmountable odds against him and his dreams.

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