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Documentary Film Fund

nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization 


1165 Owensville Road
Charlottesville, VA 22901

The Documentary Film Fund (DFF) is a non-profit 501(c)(3)

organization that supports Heritage Film Project (HFP), a

film production studio incorporated in the Commonwealth of Virginia.


 Since 2008, HTP has produced over 40 films, including

Rita Dove: American PoetJulian Bond: Reflections from the Frontlines of the

Civil Rights Movement, Black Fiddlers, Alice: At Home with Alice Parker,

and Daniel Chester French: American Sculptor.


The Italian Factor and The Art of Joy Brown are our first

documentaries entirely funded by philanthropic contributions


Please consider donating to the Documentary Film Fund. Your tax-deductible contribution will help us continue sharing art's beauty and depth through film. 


To donate, follow the links or mail your tax-deductible contribution to

Documentary Film Fund, 1165 Owensville Road, Charlottesville, Va. 22901. 

La famiglia Piccirilly
La famiglia Piccirilly


We are presently supporting the efforts of the Heritage Film Project to produce a one-hour documentary film about the contributions of Italian artisans and sculptors to the American Renaissance. The film focuses primarily on the accomplishments of the Piccirilli, a family of talented.

Tuscan sculptors. The Piccirilli carved hundreds of public monuments, including the seated Lincoln at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C.

Proposed Release: October 2024



Joy Brown's World explores the life and works of Joy Brown. The film takes us from Kent, Connecticut, to Shanghai and Okinawa, revealing previously unrecorded aspects of the traditional anagama wood-firing technic and the cast of monumental bronze works.

Expected release: October 2024


Joy Brown Bronze Sculptures
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