Again, in these next five sections, we have the chance to hang out with some of the top brass of the documentary funding world, in the informal glow of a campfire. Their full bios can be found in Appendix 3. But here they share stories, tips, and insights, all through the lens of their own deep personal passion and commitment. Hey, was that a shooting star? …

I always look for artists that are working with imagination, and have a sense of mastery of their aesthetic strategies, whatever that cinematic language happens to be for them. CARA MERTES

The Firestarter—Cara Mertes, Ford Foundation’s JustFilms

Cara is a non-profit leader with over 25 years of experience supporting and connecting independent ...

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