Documentary Grants 2017 / 2018

The Independent Filmmaker Project

The Independent Filmmaker Project

IFP’s Fiscal Sponsorship program focuses exclusively on documentary films and other works of nonfiction, short films and low-budget fiction/narrative features (50 minutes+).

Grant Deadline: 30 November

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.

Grant Deadline: 30 November

National Film Board of Canada Filmmaker Assistance Program

National Film Board of Canada Filmmaker Assistance Program

The National Film Board’s mandate is to reflect Canadian values and perspectives through the production and distribution of innovative Canadian audiovisual works accessible in relevant media of today.

Grant Deadline: 3 December

Filmmakers Without Borders

Filmmakers Without Borders

Filmmakers Without Borders supports independent filmmakers around the world via grants and other funding initiatives. Supported projects include narrative films, documentary films, and new media projects that align with themes of social justice, empowerment, and cultural exchange.

Grant Deadline: 1 January

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.

Grant Deadline: 3 January

Pacific Pioneer Fund

Pacific Pioneer Fund

To support emerging documentary filmmakers committed to the craft of making documentaries, who has demonstrated that commitment by several years, but no more than ten of practical film or video experience. Applicants must live and work in California, Oregon, or Washington.

Grant Deadline: 10 January

Whickers World Foundation

Whickers World Foundation

Each year £80,000 will be awarded to a new director with the most promising pitch for an authored documentary which fulfils the core criteria of the foundation and can be completed for screening with this award.

Grant Deadline: 13 January

Moving Image Grant Funds LEF Foundation

Moving Image Grant Funds LEF Foundation

LEF invests in documentary film and video projects that demonstrate excellence in technique, originality of vision and voice, and creativity in form.

Grant Deadline: 14 January

Nextpix/Firstpix Crowdfunding Grant

Nextpix/Firstpix Crowdfunding Grant

Nextpix/Firstpix will fund films with a budget under $250k that are the first or second film by a director and are crowdfunding part of that budget. Rather than fund on a pre-determined cycle, we will accept queries from any film that is being crowdfunded at any point during the year.

Grant Deadline: 17 January

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