Derek Freese

Derek Freese

Derek Freese Documentary Fund

Film commissioner, film festival director and filmmaker in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

About Derek

Derek Freese Documentary Fund (DFDF) provides production support for feature-length documentary films that have both a strong narrative and compelling story, across a broad spectrum of subject matters. This award is given biennially to an independent filmmaker and provides up to $35,000 in finishing funds.

DFDF helps support documentary filmmakers who are in various stages of the production and post-production process, and have a powerful story to tell and a strong vision for a finished film. Applicants must include a proposal and sample work that conveys the narrative and aesthetic visual for the final film, containing footage of no more than 15 minutes. We do not fund student films.


Name: Derek Freese

Lives in: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Company: Derek Freese Documentary Fund

Occupation: Film Commissioner, Film Festival Director, Filmmaker, Host/presenter, Manager, Producer and Production Coordinator

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