Documentary Grants 2019

Pare Lorentz Documentary Fund

Pare Lorentz Documentary Fund

The New York Community Trust recently renewed its support of IDA's Pare Lorentz Documentary Fund through 2017. We are excited to say that we have made changes to grant process which will in the end benefit the filmmaker.

Grant Deadline: 1 August

Mountainfilm Commitment Grant

Mountainfilm Commitment Grant

Mountainfilm seeks uplifting stories, illuminating films, diverse voices and impactful projects for its Commitment Grants. The organization will award a total of $30,000 ranging from $1,000 to $5,000 to projects aligned with its mission of inspiring audiences to create a better world.

Grant Deadline: 12 August

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

Hot Docs: Blue Ice Group Documentary Fund

Hot Docs: Blue Ice Group Documentary Fund

The $1-million Hot Docs-Blue Ice Documentary Fund helps enable more African #documentary filmmakers to tell their own stories and contribute, they have invested $2.35 million to enable more African documentary filmmakers to tell their stories and contribute to the next generation of African docum

Grant 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.

Grant Deadline: 21 August

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: 29 August

Documentaries International Program

Documentaries International Program

The International Documentary Program supports Australian projects that have international finance as well as a domestic broadcast licence fee.

Grant 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.

Grant Deadline: 5 September

The Roy Dean Grant/From the Heart Productions Grant

The Roy Dean Grant/From the Heart Productions Grant

The Roy Dean Summer Grant includes over $30k of in-kind services and products is open for shorts, docs, and features films with a budget under $500,000. We fund compelling stories about little known subjects, historical films, and films that touch hearts.

Grant Deadline: 8 September

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: 15 September

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