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Filmmaker Solidarity Fund
Help us support independent storytellers!
During this year of unprecedented uncertainty and change, we are committed to examining how power and resources are distributed in the documentary film world and how festivals like CIFF can stand in solidarity with filmmakers to create more equitable, sustainable conditions for independent filmmaking — particularly for filmmakers that have been marginalized or excluded by the industry.
This year, 50% of net proceeds from our virtual festival box office will be added to our Filmmaker Solidarity Fund, a funding pool that will be divided evenly into honoraria for every participating filmmaker (or filmmaking team) in our 2020 program. If you’re able to consider a Patron or Producer pass, your purchase includes a tax deductible contribution and will help us direct even more resources to filmmakers, building more equitable and sustainable documentary field.
One of the country’s preeminent nonfiction destinations, it’s unique in its merging of an industry-facing event with a laidback, community-friendly atmosphere.
CIFF has become a crucial stop on a documentary festival circuit that has helped advance a new doc era.
One of North America’s foremost nonfiction-specific forums.
The best programmed, best organized, and most accommodating all-documentary event. Add to those superlatives ‘most ambitious.’
That, in a nutshell, is the spirit of CIFF: improvisational yet classy.