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Documentary Film Fund

nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization 


1165 Owensville Road
Charlottesville, VA 22901


The Documentary Film Fund (DFF) supports the production of documentary films

exploring the arts and the artist's creative process and their impact on the community.

We believe these stories can inspire a global audience by showcasing

the human spirit and the power of discovery.

Contributions to DFF come from Columbus Citizens Foundation,

Joseph and Robert Cornell Foundation, National Trust for Historic Preservation,

Chesterwood, Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, University of Virginia,

and from citizens like YOU

La famiglia Piccirilly
La famiglia Piccirilly

The Italian Factor

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 Renaicense. The film focuses primordially 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.

Expected release: October 2024


Joy Brown's World

Joy Brown's World explores the life and works of the American-Japanesse artist 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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