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

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 January

NEH Media Production Grants

NEH Media Production Grants

Production Grants support film, television, and radio projects for general audiences that encourage active engagement with humanities ideas in creative and appealing ways.

Grant Deadline: 3 January

Pacific Pioneer Fund

Pacific Pioneer Fund

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.

Grant Deadline: 10 January

Whickers World Foundation

Whickers World Foundation

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.

Grant Deadline: 13 January

Moving Image Grant Funds LEF Foundation

Moving Image Grant Funds LEF Foundation

LEF invests in documentary film and video projects that demonstrate excellence in technique, originality of vision and voice, and creativity in form.

Grant Deadline: 14 January

Nextpix/Firstpix Crowdfunding Grant

Nextpix/Firstpix Crowdfunding Grant

Nextpix/Firstpix will fund films with a budget under $250k that are the first or second film by a director and are crowdfunding part of that budget. Rather than fund on a pre-determined cycle, we will accept queries from any film that is being crowdfunded at any point during the year.

Grant Deadline: 17 January

Gucci Tribeca Documentary Fund

Gucci Tribeca Documentary Fund

As mainstream media moves away from in-depth coverage of domestic and global social issues, documentaries have become an important and much needed tool to draw attention to these contemporary international conflicts.

Grant Deadline: 5 February

Creative Capital

Creative Capital

Creative Capital is one of the only national nonprofit organizations that awards grants to individual artists through an open application process. We are a premier provider of risk capital in the arts, taking chances to support ideas that are bold, innovative and genre-stretching.

Grant Deadline: 5 February

The Jerome Foundation’s Film and Video Grant Program

The Jerome Foundation’s Film and Video Grant Program

The Jerome Foundation’s Film and Video Grant Program is a production grant program for individual film and video artists who work in the genres of experimental, narrative, animation, and documentary production.

Grant Deadline: 17 February


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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Best Documentary Film Courses Online

Best Documentary Film Courses Online

Here is a list of the best online documentary courses. Within a couple of days you will learn from top documentary professionals how to write, structure and shoot your documentary.

Documentary Budget

Documentary Budget

Documentary budget that includes the calculation of grants, donations and fundraising income.

Top Box Office Documentary Loglines

Top Box Office Documentary Loglines

Writing your Documentary Logline is as important as the script itself. Here are logline examples that shows you how in a sentence or two describe your film so that producers and film investors immediately know what your #documentary is about.


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