Film Grants Africa 2020

Hubert Bals Fund

Hubert Bals Fund

The Hubert Bals Fund is designed to help remarkable or urgent feature films by innovative and talented filmmakers from Africa, Asia, Latin America, the Middle East and parts of Eastern Europe on their road to completion.

Deadline: 1 August

Hot Docs: Blue Ice Group Documentary Fund

Hot Docs: Blue Ice Group Documentary Fund

The Hot Docs-Blue Ice Group Documentary Fund (HDBIG) offers grants in Development and Production for feature or broadcast-length documentaries. Approximately four to 10 projects are awarded each year. All successful applications will be considered for the mentorship program.

Deadline: 14 August

The Alter-Ciné Foundation

The Alter-Ciné Foundation

Every year, the Foundation awards a grant of 10,000 Canadian dollars and a few 5,000 Canadian dollars grants to some filmmakers to assist in the production of a documentary project.

Deadline: 14 August

CrossCurrents Doc Fund

CrossCurrents Doc Fund

Supporting interactive, short or feature-length doc projects made by filmmakers from, and telling the stories of, underrepresented and marginalized communities from around the world.

Deadline: 21 August

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.

Deadline: 26 September

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

Deadline: 1 November

Global Short Docs Forum

Global Short Docs Forum

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.

Deadline: 23 November

IDFA Bertha Fund

IDFA Bertha Fund

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

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.

Slamdance Writing Competition

Slamdance Writing Competition

The Slamdance Screenplay Competition is dedicated to discovering and supporting emerging writing talent. We welcome screenplays in every genre, on any topic, from anywhere in the world. A unique feature of the competition is providing constructive feedback for every entrant.


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