The Intercept and ScreeningRoom, in collaboration with Double Exposure, announce a grant for short investigative film.

October 10, 2018

The Intercept, ScreeningRoom and the Double Exposure Investigative Film Festival are delighted to announce a new grant for a short investigative documentary.

The selected filmmaker will receive $5000 towards the creation of a short, investigative documentary, a one year ScreeningRoom Pro account, in-kind equipment rental and mentoring. The filmmaker will also have the potential for publication of the completed work on The Intercept, and to screen their short film at the Double Exposure Investigative Film Festival (DX) in 2019.

“The Intercept is dedicated to publishing groundbreaking investigative work, which is more important than ever these days,” says Lauren Feeney, Director of Video Production at The Intercept. “We are looking for subject matter that is investigative and visually compelling. Topics of interest include civil liberties, national security, immigration, environment, politics and human rights.”

“ScreeningRoom’s goal is to help build sustainability in the independent filmmaking and video journalism space,” says Marie-Hélène Carleton, one of the founders of ScreeningRoom, “and working with The Intercept and DX on this new grant is a wonderful opportunity to help support filmmakers.”

“Double Exposure is thrilled to participate in this grant initiative that will seed essential projects in this vibrant new space where filmmaking and journalism intersect” said DX co-creator and co-director, Sky Sitney.

Any filmmaker or video journalist is welcome to apply, and submissions will be open from October 10, 2018 to December 1, 2018. There is no fee for submission, but filmmakers will need a ScreeningRoom Basic, Premium or Pro account. Representatives from The Intercept, ScreeningRoom, and DX will review the submissions and make a final decision in February 2019.

Interested filmmakers and video journalists can apply by going to:

For More Information

The Intercept
Rodrigo Brandão
Director of Communications
[email protected]
Marie-Helene Carleton
[email protected]
Double Exposure
Marga Varea
Outreach and Engagement Director
[email protected]

About The Intercept

The Intercept is an award-winning news organization that covers national security, politics, civil liberties, the environment, international affairs, technology, criminal justice, the media, and more. The Intercept gives its journalists the editorial freedom and legal support they need to pursue investigations that expose corruption and injustice wherever they find it and hold the powerful accountable.

About ScreeningRoom

ScreeningRoom is a revolutionary new platform for the independent film, video journalism and video content-creating community. It’s a simple way for filmmakers to upload cuts and invite team members and screeners to give collaborative feedback right in a timeline.

ScreeningRoom was founded by filmmakers and journalists Micah Garen, Marie-Helene Carleton and Jacob Griswold, and is dedicated to helping build sustainability in the independent filmmaking space through simple online tools that can foster collaboration and community. Unlike other platforms, there is no advertising or data mining. Learn more at

About DX

Double Exposure, a project of the investigative news organization 100Reporters, celebrates the finest new films inspired by the investigative instinct. It combines film screenings for the public with a professional symposium for journalists and visual storytellers.

Now in its fourth year, DX does more than just identify and celebrate a new genre of filmmaking. It casts this vital body of work toward recognition as a coherent artistic vision. It connects audience appreciation for creative output to the rights of reporters and filmmakers to pursue investigations in the public interest; it ties stirrings of artistic curiosity to practical consequences and groundbreaking storytelling to policy changes.