Best Film Grants for African Filmmakers

Best Film Grants for African Filmmakers

Great list for filmmakers to find funding in Africa. Submit your project to international grants that specifically fund African film. It's easy, just see the grants's requirements and then enter the documents they require to fund your film.

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POV: Call for Entries

POV: Call for Entries

For both US and International filmmakers, POV is known as the best of American public television’s showcase of independent documentaries, offering a highly competitive sum for broadcast distribution of films each season.

Grant Deadline: 11 June

Hubert Bals Fund

Hubert Bals Fund

The Hubert Bals Fund is designed to help remarkable or urgent feature films by innovative and talented filmmakers from Africa, Asia, Latin America, the Middle East and parts of Eastern Europe on their road to completion.

Grant Deadline: 28 July

The Alter-Ciné Foundation

The Alter-Ciné Foundation

The Alter-Ciné Foundation offers $10,000 to filmmakers born and living in Africa, Asia or Latin America with a documentary project in your native language that fits in with the aims of the Foundation.

Grant Deadline: 14 August

WorldView Development Fund

WorldView Development Fund

Currently only established programme makers/media producers/production companies may apply. Individual producers are not excluded from applying to the Fund, but are encouraged to approach established production companies to umbrella their projects.

Grant Deadline: 26 September

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

CrossCurrents Doc Fund

CrossCurrents Doc Fund

The CrossCurrents Doc Fund is an international production fund that fosters storytelling from within communities whose perspectives have been historically underrepresented or marginalized.

Hot Docs: Blue Ice Group Documentary Fund

Hot Docs: Blue Ice Group Documentary Fund

The $1-million Hot Docs-Blue Ice Group Documentary Fund helps enable more African #documentary filmmakers to tell their own stories and contribute to a new generation of the African documentary community.

Grant Deadline: 1 December

Slamdance Writing Competition

Slamdance Writing Competition

The Slamdance Screenplay Competition is dedicated to discovering and supporting emerging writing talent. We welcome screenplays in every genre, on any topic, from anywhere in the world. A unique feature of the competition is providing constructive feedback for every entrant.

Visions Sud Est Fund

Visions Sud Est Fund

The Swiss fund visions sud est supports film productions from Asia, Africa, Latin America and Eastern Europe and guarantees their distribution in Switzerland.

The Fledgling Fund

The Fledgling Fund

Fledgling sees storytelling as a lever to improve the lives of the most vulnerable. We know that a strong filmmaking vision and a beautifully crafted film are essential.


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