Diversity Development Fund

Diversity Development Fund

We’re looking for exceptional stories by filmmakers from diverse backgrounds: stories that take creative risks, inspire dialogue, and are rarely seen on public media. We are committed to supporting producers of color and creating public media programming that is truly inclusive.

Diversity Development Fund gives producers of color up to $25,000 in research and development funding so you can develop your documentary for public media. Pre-production nonfiction projects only. Around five percent of applicants receive funding. For works in progress, see Open Call. On average, applicants spend 1-2 weeks completing their applications.

Diversity Development Fund is not a grant. You will receive funding in the form of a development agreement that assigns ITVS certain rights over your project during the term of the contract.

Deadline: 13 September

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