Film Grants United States 2020

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 July

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

The Austin Film Society Grant

The Austin Film Society Grant

Every year, AFS awards grants to emerging film and video artists in the state of Texas through our AFS Grant. The Austin Film Society has now given out $1.97 million in cash and over $300K in goods and services to 500+ film and video projects since the program began in 1996.

Deadline: 1 September

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.

Deadline: 13 September

The Diversity Development Fund

The Diversity Development Fund

The Diversity Development Fund (DDF) provides up to $15,000 in research and development funding to producers of color to develop single documentary programs for public television.

Deadline: 13 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: 20 September

Loreen Arbus Disability Awareness Grant

Loreen Arbus Disability Awareness Grant

Through the generosity of Loreen Arbus, New York Women in Film and Television has established the Loreen Arbus Disability Awareness Grant. The film completion grant for $7,500 will be awarded to a woman filmmaker for a film on physical or developmental disability issues.

Deadline: 27 September

Nancy Malone Marketing and Promotions Grant

Nancy Malone Marketing and Promotions Grant

The New York Women in Film & Television Nancy Malone Marketing and Promotion (MAP) Grant will provide resources to help an emerging woman director get her film recognized and ready for distribution.

Deadline: 27 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

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

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