Film Grants 2020

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.

Deadline: 5 April

NVTVF’s Independent Pilot Competition

NVTVF’s Independent Pilot Competition

Every year, NVTVF accepts independently-produced television pilots and web series from around the world for exposure, awards and development deals with Lionsgate, NatGeo, the Travel Channel, and Sundance Channel, to name a few.

Deadline: 6 April

One World Media Fellowship

One World Media Fellowship

The fund is for non-fiction media across all platforms (film, radio, print, photojournalism, online and multimedia) that tells original and engaging stories from the developing world.

Deadline: 10 April

Movies that Matter

Movies that Matter

To promote the screenings of human rights cinema worldwide, Movies that Matter offers grants to human rights film events in Africa, Asia, Latin America, the Middle East and Eastern Europe, especially in countries with limited resources and freedom of press.

Deadline: 16 April

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.

Deadline: 22 April

Art Moves Africa

Art Moves Africa

Art Moves Africa: the Mobility Fund of Artists & Cultural Operators within Africa. Projects aiming to establish partnerships, to participate in festivals, biennials, artist residencies, productions, touring, workshops and professional development meetings.

Deadline: 24 April

Just Films Ford Foundation

Just Films Ford Foundation

The Ford Foundation seeks to reduce inequality in all of its forms, and artist-driven documentary and emerging media projects are crucial to this effort.

Deadline: 26 April

The Doc Shop Toronto

The Doc Shop Toronto

The Hot Docs industry conference and market in Toronto offers exceptional professional development, networking, and business opportunities to dcumentary filmmakers and industry professionals at all levels of experience.

Deadline: 30 April

NBC’s Writers on the Verge

NBC’s Writers on the Verge

Writers on the Verge is a program focused on polishing writers and readying them for a staff writer position on a television series. We are looking for writers who are “almost there” but need that final bit of preparation with their writing and personal presentation skills.

Deadline: 1 May

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