Six projects focusing on the American South were selected to enter the IF/Then pitch competition during the 2017 New Orleans Film Festival on October 13, 2017.
The winner was selected by a professional jury consisting of:
Lana Garland, Program Director of Southern Documentary Fund
Anna Lee, Co-Director of Working Films
Dylan McGinty, Licensing Director at Kanopy
Ina Pira, Curator at Vimeo
Angela Tucker, Independent Filmmaker
The Jury chose "Santuario" by Christine Delp and Pilar Timpane as the competition winner from the following six projects:
Online registration opened: June 1, 2017
Project application deadline: August 4, 2017
Notification of project selection: mid September
IF/Then pitch competition in New Orleans: October 13, 2017
All stories and storytellers coming from the American South. These states and one federal district include: Alabama, Arkansas, District of Columbia, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia and West Virginia.