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Lynn and Jules Kroll Fund for Jewish Documentary Film

Since 1996, the Lynn and Jules Kroll Fund for Jewish Documentary Film has supported the completion of over 85 original documentaries that explore the Jewish experience in all its complexity. The fund was created with a lead grant from Steven Spielberg’s Righteous Persons Foundation and sustained over 10 years with major support from the Charles H. Revson Foundation.

The priority of the fund is to support projects that address significant subjects; offer fresh, challenging perspectives; engage diverse audiences; and expand the understanding of Jewish experiences. In the past, grants have generally ranged in size from $15,000 to $35,000. Nonfiction films supported by the Kroll Fund have received Academy Award® and Emmy Award nominations, Golden Globe Awards, George Foster Peabody Awards, and prizes at festivals such as the Berlin International Film Festival, Silverdocs, the Sundance Film Festival, and the Tribeca Film Festival. Past grantees include Waltz with Bashir, Budrus, Blessed is the Match: The Life and Death of Hannah Senesh, Crime After Crime, William Kunstler: Disturbing the Universe, Off and Running, and The Rape of Europa, among others.

Applicants for the Lynn and Jules Kroll Fund for Jewish Documentary Film must:

- Be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident (director or producer);
- Be in postproduction at the time of application;
- Be an individual, a nonprofit organization with federal tax exempt status, or have a fiscal conduit that agrees to receive and administer an award on behalf of the project;
- Have creative, editorial, and budgetary control of the proposed project; and
- Own the copyright of the completed film.

Applications and Guidelines
Please submit your application by July 16, 2012 using our online system:

Grants will be announced in December 2012.

Eligible media

Film/Media Arts