The New York-based Foundation For Jewish Culture has granted finishing funds ranging between $12,000 and $40,000 to six documentaries. The funds are designed to enable the film-makers to pay license fees for music and archival footage, complete additional editing and shooting and build audience awareness through outreach and engagement strategies. The grants fall under the Foundation’s Lynn and Jules Kroll Fund for Jewish Documentary Film which supports projects expanding understanding of the Jewish experience. 80 projects made applications this year and the final six recipients were selected by a panel including MOMA’s Sally Berger, film-maker Nicole Opper, film critic George Robinson and Daniella Tourgeman from the Jerusalem Cinematheque/Israel Film Archive.
One of six winning projects is a documentary “My Father Evgeni”, directed and produced by Andrei Zagdansky. It follows the film-maker’s history working with his father for the Kiev Popular Science Film Studios. Congratulation to Andrei Zagdansky!