Great news for the WMM community! Two out of the three documentaries selected for the inaugural Dianne Weyermann Fellowship at Points North announced this week at the Camden International Film Festival, are WMM-sponsored projects: THE LAST NOMADS (dir. Biljana Tutorov, co-dir. Petar Glomazić) & THE PRODUCTION OF THE WORLD (dir. Brett Story).
THE LAST NOMADS, a co-production of Serbia, Montenegro and France, is a gripping family and environmental drama that follows a mother and daughter as they defend their land from militarization. PRODUCTION OF THE WORLD, a co-production of Canada and USA, is an all-archival documentary about the radical critic John Berger, the CIA’s infiltration of the arts during the “cultural Cold War,” and the ways images operate as a battleground for politics.
These supported projects were chosen out of 401 submissions from 70 countries, through a 6-month selection process. Diane Weyermann, a former WMM board member, was extremely generous and had a deep commitment to bold, visionary storytelling, and these projects exemplify that spirit. Each documentary will also receive $100,000 in unrestricted grants plus eighteen months of creative support through retreats and mentorship via CIFF’s Points North Institute. Congratulations to all the filmmakers.