Film Grants United States 2020

SHIFT Creative Short Film Grant

SHIFT Creative Short Film Grant

Film grants come in all shapes and sizes, supporting filmmakers of many different backgrounds. When looking at the landscape of grants available to filmmakers, there’s a gap around one particular format: narrative short films.

Deadline: 30 September

Sundance Documentary Short Film Fund

Sundance Documentary Short Film Fund

Sundance Institute’s Documentary Film Fund and The Marshall Project have partnered on a series of short film projects aimed at finding, nurturing, and elevating documentary stories about the U.S. criminal justice system.

Deadline: 30 September

Paley DocPitch Competition

Paley DocPitch Competition

The Paley Center's DocPitch Competition offers a $5,000 grant from A&E IndieFilms for an unfinished or work-in-progress documentary from an emerging filmmaker living in the United States (someone with two or less credits for directing feature documentary films, whether or not those films have

Deadline: 9 October

WIFV Fiscal Sponsorship

WIFV Fiscal Sponsorship

The WIFV Board of Directors is pleased to offer a fiscal sponsorship program to support the film and media projects of its members.

Deadline: 21 October

Southern Documentary Fund In-the-Works Program

Southern Documentary Fund In-the-Works Program

The Southern Documentary Fund supports documentary films made in or about North Carolina through our annual filmmaking grants. These grants are made possible thanks to generous support from The Mary Duke Biddle Foundation.

Deadline: 23 October

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

Tribeca All Access

Tribeca All Access

Tribeca All Access® seeks feature-length scripted and documentary projects from both established and emerging storytellers whose team includes a director that is from a community systematically excluded from the U.S. film industry.

Deadline: 5 November

WIFD ARRI Camera Course Grant

WIFD ARRI Camera Course Grant

Women In Film Dallas (WIFD) Scholastic Grant Fund is a non-profit organization and is part of a global community that empowers, promotes and mentors women in film, television and the digital media industry through networking, recognition and educational opportunities.

Deadline: 7 November

Film Independent Sloan Distribution Grant

Film Independent Sloan Distribution Grant

The Sloan Distribution Grant is a $50,000 grant awarded by Film Independent to a film that is entering its distribution phase. Eligible films must depict themes, stories and characters grounded in real science, technology or economics.

Deadline: 30 November

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