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Four Documentaries Awarded Winter 2017 Grants From The Rogovy Foundation


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NEW YORK, Jan. 11, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- The Rogovy Foundation is pleased to announce the Miller / Packan Documentary Film Fund Winter 2017 award winners. The Fund awards grants totaling $150,000 to between six and ten film projects annually through its Summer and Winter open calls.

The Fund's four selections represent a cross section of interests that the Foundation supports. The award winners for this Winter period are:

The Quiet Zone ? In the radio-silent town of Green Bank, West Virginia -- the only town in America with no cell phones or WiFi -- astronomers search for life beyond our planet as local residents struggle to live, love, grow up, relocate and evolve on earth. Director: Katie Dellamaggiore.

The Untold Tales of Armistead Maupin ? Interviews and stories follow the renowned author's journey from intolerant conservative to beloved writer known for his outrageous wit and open heart. Director: Jennifer Kroot.

The Guardians ? An investigative documentary that examines the complicated history of court-appointed guardians in Nevada. Director: Billie Mintz.

In the Closed Room ? Each year several American suspects confess to a crime they did not commit. Experts say that trained interrogators can get anybody to confess to anything. Defense lawyer Jane is determined to make this insanity stop. Director: Katrine Philp.

During the Winter open call, nearly 200 documentary film projects were submitted to the Miller / Packan Film Fund. "We're moved by the quantity, quality and scope of the projects submitted," says Hugh Rogovy, Foundation Founder. "There's an army of non-fiction filmmakers out there," added Asher Rogovy, Foundation Vice-President, "working tirelessly to make a difference."

Applications are now being accepted for the Summer 2017 open call, which ends May 15th.

Further details on the Miller / Packan Film Fund can be found at: General inquiries can be emailed to: [email protected]

About The Rogovy Foundation

The Rogovy Foundation invests in inspired people and nonprofit organizations that are working to help build a more enlightened and harmonious planet. The Foundation sees documentary film as a potent medium that broadens our vision and changes our perspectives. We provide grants to filmmakers who open our eyes.

Contact:  Lulu Parent; [email protected]
The Rogovy Foundation, 93 Worth St. #702, New York, NY 10013

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