Genres Video, Film & Radio

The Longest Straw

Bode, Samantha

Year Grant Awarded: 2015

In the feature-length film The Longest Straw, Director Samantha Bode spends sixty-five days backpacking the 338 mile path of the Los Angeles Aqueducts, to draw a connection between the water that supports a city and that water's source. Read More

The Death Card

Bradley, Dominic

Year Grant Awarded: 2013

The Death Card is a short film about the director's evolving relationship with suicide. Read More

The Land of Orange Groves & Jails

Branfman, Judy

Year Grant Awarded: 2012

In "The Land of Orange Groves & Jails," LA’s infamous free speech and labor battles set the stage for aunt Yetta's 1929 Supreme Court case for flying a red flag at a summer camp – she helped lay the foundation for our right to protest and dissent. Read More

Girl Model

Carnivalesque Films

Year Grant Awarded: 2010

GIRL MODEL documents a complex supply chain between Siberia, Japan, and the U.S. within the modeling industry. The story is told through the eyes of the scout and a 13 year-old model. Read More

Be A Mentor / Sea Un Mentor

Cathrine Lee, James E Sanders, Jr

Year Grant Awarded: 2017

This short documentary video intends to recruit volunteer mentors for a bilingual public school. Beacon Hill Academy serves a 98% Hispanic student body, most of whom enter ‘at-risk’ for dropping out. Mentors’ personal attention counteracts insecurities that cause these kids’ poor school performance. Read More

Coupled

ChoreoNova

Year Grant Awarded: 2015

Dance film "Coupled" depicts fictional L, G, T, and heterosexual couples' equivalent friendship, romance, and devotion; love relationships as equal partnerships. "Coupled" uses the cameras as part of the dance, choreographed to go inside the stories. Read More

Overburden

Ciarrocchi, Maya

Year Grant Awarded: 2013

Overburden occupies a hybrid space between video art and documentary. It centerers on the residents and landscape of the coal fields of West Virginia. Read More

Living American Composers

Compact Discoveries, Inc.

Year Grant Awarded: 2013

The Puffin Foundation's funds were used to help pay the costs of producing two one-hour Compact Discoveries radio programs featuring, exclusively, the recorded works of living American composers. Read More

Quiet on Set, short film

Crowe, Rani Deighe

Year Grant Awarded: 2019

Quiet on Set is a short film about a sexual assault that occurs on a film set during the filming of a sex scene. Read More

Buffalo: Rule of Three

Davidson, Bug

Year Grant Awarded: 2013

Buffalo: Rule of Three is a image investigation on history, personal narrative, and transgender. It is my intention to envision beyond the boundaries of established materiality, into a creative imaginary of unexpected theories & representations. Read More

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