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

Sunny Side of the Doc Berlin

Sunny Side of the Doc Berlin

The 4-day event brings together broadcasters, decision makers, financing bodies, distributors, content creators and producers from around the world to sell or buy projects and programmes, and to find coproduction partners.

Deadline: 22 June

Film Independent Los Angeles

Film Independent Los Angeles

Every year Film Independent selects up to ten fiction and five non-fiction feature projects to participate in an intensive film finance market that takes place over four days in November.

Deadline: 24 June

Women In Film Finishing Fund

Women In Film Finishing Fund

The Women In Film Finishing Fund gives grants to filmmakers working in both short and long formats, in all genres — narrative, documentary, animated and experimental.

Deadline: 30 June

Hot Docs Ted Rogers Fund for Canadian Filmmakers

Hot Docs Ted Rogers Fund for Canadian Filmmakers

Hot Docs and the Rogers Foundation founded the $1-million Hot Docs Ted Rogers Fund to support Canadian documentary filmmakers. Up to $35,000 will be granted to three or four projects each year. Applications are open and will be accepted on a rolling deadline.

Deadline: 5 July

BFI Doc Society Features Fund

BFI Doc Society Features Fund

The BFI Doc Society Fund aims to develop storytellers from all parts of the UK, backing feature projects with bold cultural and social ambitions. We welcome documentary funding applications from both new and established filmmakers.

Deadline: 9 July

Video Camp Film Fund

Video Camp Film Fund

At Videocamp we believe films can transform reality. In recognising how effectively cinema inspires and encourages reflection, we’ve made supporting film production one of our strategic objectives.

Deadline: 10 July

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

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.

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

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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