Cucalorus is excited to announce the eleven filmmakers awarded “Filmed in NC” grants. The grant is an initiative from the Cucalorus Film Foundation and the NC Film Office to support the production of indie film and video projects by artists who live in the state. This year’s initiative supports narrative, documentary and experimental films and videos, prioritizing funding for female and non-binary identifying, African American and Latinx filmmakers. The grants are funded by the NC Film Office and awarded through the Cucalorus Film Foundation.
The eleven projects awarded range from narrative features to short docs and were chosen from 78 applications. The panel of judges for this year’s round of grants included 2020 grant recipients. In an effort to embrace the diversity of the film industry, the “Filmed in NC” Grants are supporting nine female and non-binary identifying directors, six projects from African American filmmakers, and one Latinx filmmaker.
The 2021 grant recipients are:
— A Song For Imogene a narrative feature by Kristi Ray
— Duality: A Collection of Afro Indigenous Perspectives, a documentary feature by Frederick D. Murphy.
— Iba Obinrin a short by Tamara Williams
— Ma’s Kitchen a narrative feature by Debbie Vu
— Mañana Negra a short by Valentina Hueck
— Seed Sowers (Working Title) a short by Laura Asherman
— The Boys Outside a short by A.J. Riggins
— The Place of All Places a short by Zachary Smith
— The Selves a narrative feature by Rotisha Geter
— This Belongs to Us a documentary feature by Atinuke Diver
— Unlearn: The Consequences of Racism a documentary feature by Toni Autry & Martin Buchanan
Read more about the films on the Filmed in NC page: www.cucalorus.org/programs/filmedinnc/