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Deep Down / Thursday, 31 December 2009 16:22

will support DEEP DOWN with major funding through the LINCS initiative, guaranteeing its broadcast on public television through station partner KET. ITVS provides DEEP DOWN with extensive production support as well as funding for the Virtual Mine prototype through its Project 360 digital initiatives program.

Kentucky Educational Television (KET) delivers the PBS national schedule; its own wide range of local arts, cultural, documentary, and public affairs productions; and adult education programs and college-credit courses to viewers throughout Kentucky and in parts of seven surrounding states. KET is DEEP DOWN 's official public television station partner.

Chicken & Egg Pictures supports women filmmakers who have made a commitment to use their storytelling skills to address the social justice and human rights issues of our time.  The inspiring founders of Chicken & Egg, Julie Parker Benello, Wendy Ettinger, and Judith Helfand, awarded an "I Believe in You" grant to DEEP DOWN in November, 2008, and provide ongoing mentorship to the filmmakers.

Pacific Pioneer Fund supports emerging documentary filmmakers. The term "emerging" is intended to denote a person committed to the craft of making documentaries, who has demonstrated that commitment by several years of practical film or video experience.

The Banff Centre ’s Mountain Culture and Environment programs promote understanding and appreciation of the world’s mountain places by creating opportunities for people to share — and find inspiration in — mountain experiences, ideas, and challenges.

Film Arts Foundation (FAF), based in San Francisco, was a non-profit leader in the media arts field, providing comprehensive training, equipment, information, consultations, and exhibition opportunities to independent filmmakers. Shortly after providing a small seed grant for DEEP DOWN 's research & development, Film Arts Foundation was absorbed by the San Francisco Film Society.

Bay Area Video Coalition (BAVC) is the fiscal sponsor of DEEP DOWN . It is a nonprofit media arts center launched in 1976 as a way to make emerging video technology accessible to independent mediamakers. Today, with that mission still at its core, BAVC has evolved into a media arts "teaching hospital."

The Fledgling Fund supported DEEP DOWN's outreach campaign and work with faith-based communities. The Fledgling Fund seeks to improve the lives of vulnerable individuals, families, and communities by supporting innovative media projects that target entrenched social problems.


Natural Resources Defense Council works to protect wildlife and wild places and to ensure a healthy environment for all life on earth.  The NRDC will work with its national membership to extend the outreach and impact of DEEP DOWN .

Kentuckians For The Commonwealth is a statewide citizens organization working for a new balance of power and a just society.  KFTC uses direct action to challenge—and change—unfair political, economic and social systems.

The Climate Project is a grassroots organization based in Nashville, its mission is to spread public awareness of our global climate crisis. 1000 trained volunteers give a presentation similar to the one given by Al Gore in An Inconvenient Truth.

SouthWings is an organization with a lofty mission: to show people what our world looks like from the air.  They have flown countless journalists, filmmakers, and interested groups to see the region from above, and provided volunteer flights to DEEP DOWN .

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