“One of the most difficult tasks in filmmaking is raising funds for production. The Abierto Media Fund is necessary to provide diverse voices with opportunities to produce their stories that others cannot or will not produce.”
— Martha Conley, Abierto Media Fund Donor and Producer of Lost in the Hype
The primary focus is to nurture the creation of socially conscious, historical and innovative work. Each award recipient will receive mentoring on next steps towards project completion and distribution. We acknowledge the particular need to fund work by women and people of color as well as work of a progressive nature. This fund is a way to provide access to capital for Pennsylvania filmmakers often locked out of the traditional funding process. Please read more about these issues in these two studies:
- Racial Equity and Arts Funding in Greater Pittsburgh
- Inclusion or Invisibility: Comprehensive Annenberg Report on Diversity in Entertainment
Consider making a gift today. Thank you.
[Header image photograph by Boone Nguyen]