HBO and the Independent Filmmaker Project (IFP) today announced the IFP/HBO New True Stories Funding Initiative, a new fund that will identify and nurture storytellers with fresh and compelling perspectives as they develop their work. The initiative seeks to support and foster relationships with new voices in a range of formats, cultivating adventurous and diverse new storytelling and storytellers.

HBO will sponsor grants for multi-format, non-fiction storytellers with development funds at the earliest stage of bringing new work to a visual format. The initiative will identify a wide variety of emerging filmmakers and journalists working across a spectrum of non-fiction genres, including print, audio and video, and will support storytellers in developing their work visually via short-form, feature-length and serialized content.

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