Here is the list of upcoming Film Grants for Documentaries to bring your important story to life. For filmmakers around the world, this massive #filmfunding resource shows you the documentary grants by upcoming deadline. Apply with ease by just clicking on the links for more information on each grant.
Global Short Docs Forum is a new initiative by One World Media, connecting filmmakers from around the world with digital platforms looking for short documentary films under 30 minutes, in production or late stages of development with existing footage.
The Film Fund serves as an alternative to film industry funding platforms such as screenwriting contests, time-intensive grant applications, and crowdfunding campaigns found on websites such as Kickstarter.
The National Film Board’s mandate is to reflect Canadian values and perspectives through the production and distribution of innovative Canadian audiovisual works accessible in relevant media of today.
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.
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.
Panavision® believes in helping students and beginning filmmakers achieve their dreams.
To support emerging documentary filmmakers committed to the craft of making documentaries, who has demonstrated that commitment by several years, but no more than ten of practical film or video experience. Applicants must live and work in California, Oregon, or Washington.
Each year £80,000 will be awarded to a new director with the most promising pitch for an authored documentary which fulfils the core criteria of the foundation and can be completed for screening with this award.
LEF invests in documentary film and video projects that demonstrate excellence in technique, originality of vision and voice, and creativity in form.