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

American Documentary Film Fund

American Documentary Film Fund

In addition to our annual 5-day film festival, we are proud to share the American Documentary Film Fund with independent American filmmakers who will participate and compete for financing for new projects as well as works in progress.

Grant Deadline: 30 March

The Bertha Britdoc Connect Fund

The Bertha Britdoc Connect Fund

The fund is looking to support smart, strategic outreach campaigns for ambitious independent documentary feature films with a social issue at their core; films which have the ability to achieve real change on a local, regional or global level.

Grant Deadline: 14 April

Movies that Matter

Movies that Matter

The maximum support of a start-up grant is € 7,500 per project. Movies that Matter supports small-scale projects that have a total budget of less than € 20,000. Projects are eligible for a start-up grant for a maximum of two times.

Grant Deadline: 16 April

Just Films Ford Foundation

Just Films Ford Foundation

As the foundation works to reduce inequality in all its forms, we support artist-driven film and new media projects, and other forms of creative visual storytelling, that explore the rich diversity of the human experience.

Grant Deadline: 26 April

Resolution Filmmakers Student Grant

Resolution Filmmakers Student Grant

It’s our goal to help bring your creative vision to fruition. This is a student grant. We will accept applications from the following: USA – High School Students, USA – University Students – Associates | BA | BFA and International High School or University Students.

Grant Deadline: 1 May

Miller / Packan Documentary Film Fund

Miller / Packan Documentary Film Fund

The Rogovy Foundation funds projects that are transformational, with enlightening narratives and inspiring characters. We support documentary film as an instrument for change, delivering greater knowledge, compassion and awareness. Listening and understanding bring us together.

Grant Deadline: 8 May

San Francisco Society Documentary Film Fund

San Francisco Society Documentary Film Fund

The SFFS Documentary Film Fund (DFF) supports riveting documentaries in postproduction distinguished by compelling stories, intriguing characters and an innovative visual approach.

Grant Deadline: 16 May

Mediterranean Documentary Market

Mediterranean Documentary Market

If you’re a documentary filmmaker based in either one of the 12 Mediterranean or one of the 28 EU countries, consider this documentary market where between 20 and 30 selected films pitch to TV executives and professionals.

Grant Deadline: 12 June

Women In Film / Netflix Finishing Fund

Women In Film / Netflix Finishing Fund

The Women In Film Foundation’s Film Finishing Fund (WIFF FFF) supports films by, for or about women by providing cash grants of up to $15,000 and in-kind services.

Grant Deadline: 17 June

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