18 January 2013 10:24 AM, PST | Hollywoodnews.com | See recent Hollywoodnews.com news »

JustFilms, the Ford Foundation’s social justice film fund, is providing major support to eight independent films selected for competition and premiere at the Sundance Film Festival, the world’s leading showcase for independent filmmaking. Launched in 2011, JustFilms fosters film and media makers who are creating passionate and purposeful narratives. Film is an ideal medium to present a wide range of complex issues in a way that engages and inspires. Over the course of two years, JustFilms has given grants totaling $20 million to hundreds of exceptionally talented individuals and has partnered with numerous organizations such as the Sundance Institute, Itvs, HBO, Tribeca Film Institute, the Princess Grace Foundation and many others. One of the five JustFilms-funded projects that premiered at last year’s Sundance Film Festival, “How to Survive a Plague,” has been nominated for a 2013 Academy Award in the category of Best Documentary Feature. This powerful, inspiring movie exemplifies »

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