Facing a Personal Hardship? This New Artist Emergency Fund Could Help

A new fund from American Documentary looks to help filmmakers in a pinch.

Let's face it: many filmmakers are trading in financial security to make our films. Especially early in our careers, we tend to get by with freelance work or day jobs and spend our free time and resources doing whatever it takes to get our films made. This means that, when an emergency strikes, we are often ill-prepared to handle it. Obviously, we all wish this were not the reality of the situation, and several institutions like the National Endowment for the Arts and the International Documentary Association have been working across the field to find solutions for a more sustainable industry.

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