Documentary Grants 2017

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

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+).

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

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.

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.

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.

Upcoming Film Grants in your Mailbox

Never miss the opportunity to find funding for your film. Once a month you will receive the upcoming film grants via email with lots of time to apply.

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