List of the Best Documentary Grants to Fund Your Film

List of the Best Documentary Grants to Fund Your Film

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.

Documentary Funding

Documentaries International Program

Documentaries International Program

The International Documentary Program supports Australian projects that have international finance as well as a domestic broadcast licence fee.

Grant Deadline: 4 September

Good Pitch

Good Pitch

Good Pitch brings together documentary filmmakers with foundations, NGOs, campaigners, philanthropists, policy makers, brands and media around leading social and environmental issues – to forge coalitions and campaigns that are good for all these partners, good for the films and good for society.

Grant Deadline: 5 September

The Roy Dean Grant/From the Heart Productions Grant

The Roy Dean Grant/From the Heart Productions Grant

The Roy Dean Summer Grant includes over $30k of in-kind services and products is open for shorts, docs, and features films with a budget under $500,000. We fund compelling stories about little known subjects, historical films, and films that touch hearts.

Grant Deadline: 8 September

Film Independent

Film Independent

During three days of intensive meetings with top executives, financiers, agents, managers, distributors, granting organizations and production companies, participants gain valuable exposure and build vital relationships as they propel their films towards completion.

Grant Deadline: 10 September

WorldView Development Fund

WorldView Development Fund

Currently only established programme makers/media producers/production companies may apply. Individual producers are not excluded from applying to the Fund, but are encouraged to approach established production companies to umbrella their projects.

Grant Deadline: 26 September

Southern Documentary Fund In-the-Works Program

Southern Documentary Fund In-the-Works Program

The Southern Documentary Fund supports documentary films made in or about North Carolina through our annual filmmaking grants. These grants are made possible thanks to generous support from The Mary Duke Biddle Foundation.

Grant Deadline: 14 October

The Manuel Rivera-Ortiz Foundation For Documentary Photography & Film

The Manuel Rivera-Ortiz Foundation For Documentary Photography & Film

Mirroring the mission of our foundation and themes covered in our still photography grants, we invite documentary film makers around the globe to share their human interest stories and submit their “Short-Short” documentary film projects highlighting human unrest, forgotten communities, over-expl

CrossCurrents Doc Fund

CrossCurrents Doc Fund

The CrossCurrents Doc Fund is an international production fund that fosters storytelling from within communities whose perspectives have been historically underrepresented or marginalized.

The Independent Filmmaker Project

The Independent Filmmaker Project

IFP’s Fiscal Sponsorship program focuses exclusively on documentary films and other works of nonfiction, short films and low-budget fiction/narrative features (50 minutes+).


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