List of the Best Documentary Grants to Fund Your Film

List of the Best Documentary Grants to Fund Your Film

Here is the list of upcoming Film Grants for Documentaries to bring your important story to life. For filmmakers around the world, this massive #filmfunding resource shows you the #documentary grants by upcoming deadline. Apply with ease by just clicking on the links for more information on each grant.

Documentary Funding

NEH Media Production Grants

NEH Media Production Grants

Production Grants support film, television, and radio projects for general audiences that encourage active engagement with humanities ideas in creative and appealing ways.

Deadline: 8 August

Mountainfilm Commitment Grant

Mountainfilm Commitment Grant

Mountainfilm is committed to help creative individuals tell stories that support our mission. Each year, we award a total of $30,000 in grants to filmmakers, photographers and artists whose projects are intended to inspire audiences to create a better world.

Deadline: 12 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

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

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

Documentaries International Program

Documentaries International Program

The Commissioned program is designed to support the production of a diverse range of quality documentaries made primarily for free-to-air or subscription television broadcast, VOD platform or similar (Commissioning Platforms), that offer a compelling vision and have clear enduring cultural value

Deadline: 4 September

Good Pitch

Good Pitch

Good Pitch brings together documentary filmmakers with foundations, NGOs, campaigners, philanthropists, policy makers, brands and media around leading social and environmental issues – to forge coalitions and campaigns that are good for all these partners, good for the films and good for society.

Deadline: 5 September

EAVE Producers Workshop

EAVE Producers Workshop

EAVE is aimed at producers, both fiction, documentary and TV series, who are already working in the film and television industries who wish to begin to operate on a European wide basis by increasing their knowledge of producing and co-producing in Europe and by building up a pan European professi

Deadline: 6 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: 7 September

Mediterranean Documentary Market

Mediterranean Documentary Market

MEDIMED is a special-interest international documentary market focused on the promotion and distribution of ready-made films and new projects from the European Union and the Southern Mediterranean countries.

Deadline: 10 September

Film Funding Newsletter

Film Funding Newsletter

Receive the free upcoming film grants delivered to your mailbox once a month. Film funding is available to filmmakers anywhere in the world, with lots of time to apply.

Film Business Plan

Film Business Plan

The film business plan is a step-by-step guide on how to structure your film as a business and projects what your film will cost to develop and operate.


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Best Documentary Film Courses Online

Best Documentary Film Courses Online

Here is a list of the best online documentary courses. Within a couple of days you will learn from top documentary professionals how to write, structure and shoot your documentary.

Top Box Office Documentary Loglines

Top Box Office Documentary Loglines

Writing your #Documentary Logline is as important as the script itself. Here are #logline examples that shows you how in a sentence or two describe your film so that producers and film investors immediately know what your documentary is about.

Documentary Budget

Documentary Budget

Documentary budget that includes the calculation of grants, donations and fundraising income.


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