The Dear Producer Award supports producers who possess a strong creative vision and who uplift the film community through a generous spirit and leadership. Each recipient receives an unrestricted grant of $50,000, attends a retreat focused on rest and community building, and commits to mentoring a producer for one year. This award is part of Dear Producer’s ongoing commitment to amplify the role of the producer and provide the independent film community with resources to build a more sustainable future.  

 The Dear Producer Award is generously sponsored by Facet, founded by Maida Lynn, which embraces creative non-fiction filmmaking by visionary artists, works that push the cinematic form and explore universal and timeless themes, and a robust US-based independent non-fiction ecosystem.  

2023 Recipients

2022 Recipients