New film fund launched by philanthropists

New film fund launched by philanthropists

News (UK)

Two philanthropists Sam Roddick and Cristina Ljungberg have launched a new film fund aimed at supporting documentary filmmakers.

BRITDOC Circle Fund is designed to supplement existing international grantmakers, state funds and broadcast partners, at a time when funding for public service content is falling.

The two philanthropists are now looking to bring new partners from across Europe into the group. Cristina Ljungberg said: “Learning from best practice in the US, we know individual funders can play a hugely constructive role in supporting what is a golden era in documentary filmmaking. We are delighted to spearhead this new movement in Europe and encourage others to join us.”

BRITDOC, a not for profit organisation, has been funding international independent documentary making for eight years and currently administers four other film funds totalling €1 million a year, in partnership with Channel 4 Television in the UK, PUMA and Bertha Foundation.

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