Documentary Grants 2018

The Film Collaborative Fiscal Sponsorship

The Film Collaborative Fiscal Sponsorship

Fiscal Sponsorship is used when a non-profit film or film-related project or event wants to secure funding from individual, foundation, government or corporate sources that give only to nonprofit organizations with IRS tax-exempt status.

Grant Deadline: 22 April

San Francisco Society Documentary Film Fund

San Francisco Society Documentary Film Fund

The SFFS Documentary Film Fund (DFF) supports riveting documentaries in postproduction distinguished by compelling stories, intriguing characters and an innovative visual approach.

Grant Deadline: 22 April

Just Films Ford Foundation

Just Films Ford Foundation

As the foundation works to reduce inequality in all its forms, we support artist-driven film and new media projects, and other forms of creative visual storytelling, that explore the rich diversity of the human experience.

Grant Deadline: 26 April

IDFA International Co-Production Support

IDFA International Co-Production Support

The IDFA Bertha Fund supports international co-productions between documentary filmmakers in Africa, Asia, Latin America, Middle East and parts of Eastern Europe and European co-producers.

Grant Deadline: 1 May

Miller / Packan Documentary Film Fund

Miller / Packan Documentary Film Fund

The Rogovy Foundation funds projects that are transformational, with enlightening narratives and inspiring characters. We support documentary film as an instrument for change, delivering greater knowledge, compassion and awareness. Listening and understanding bring us together.

Grant Deadline: 8 May

IDFA Bertha Fund

IDFA Bertha Fund

The IDFA Bertha Fund is the only fund in the world dedicated solely to stimulating and empowering the creative documentary sector in Africa, Asia, Latin America, the Middle East and parts of Eastern Europe.

Grant Deadline: 15 May

Filmmakers Without Borders

Filmmakers Without Borders

Filmmakers Without Borders supports independent filmmakers around the world via grants and other funding initiatives. Supported projects include narrative films, documentary films, and new media projects that align with themes of social justice, empowerment, and cultural exchange.

Grant Deadline: 1 June

Hot Docs Ted Rogers Fund for Canadian Filmmakers

Hot Docs Ted Rogers Fund for Canadian Filmmakers

Hot Docs and the Rogers Foundation founded the $1-million Hot Docs Ted Rogers Fund to support Canadian documentary filmmakers. Up to $35,000 will be granted to three or four projects each year. Applications are open and will be accepted on a rolling deadline.

Grant Deadline: 5 June

Mediterranean Documentary Market

Mediterranean Documentary Market

If you’re a documentary filmmaker based in either one of the 12 Mediterranean or one of the 28 EU countries, consider this documentary market where between 20 and 30 selected films pitch to TV executives and professionals.

Grant Deadline: 12 June

Upcoming Film Grants in your Mailbox

Never miss the opportunity to find funding for your film. Once a month you will receive the upcoming Film Grants via email with lots of time to apply.

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