Film Grants Africa 2020

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.

Visions Sud Est Fund

Visions Sud Est Fund

The Swiss fund visions sud est supports film productions from Asia, Africa, Latin America and Eastern Europe and guarantees their distribution in Switzerland.

World Cinema Fund Production Grant

World Cinema Fund Production Grant

Together with the Federal Foundation for Culture and in cooperation with the Goethe Institute, the Foreign Ministry and German producers, the World Cinema Fund works to develop and support cinema in regions with a weak film infrastructure, while fostering cultural diversity in German cinemas.

IDFA International Co-Production Support

IDFA International Co-Production Support

The IDFA Bertha Fund supports international co-productions between documentary filmmakers in Africa, Asia, Latin America, Middle East and parts of Eastern Europe and European co-producers.

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.

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.


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