Documentary Grants 2017

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.

Gucci Tribeca Documentary Fund

Gucci Tribeca Documentary Fund

As mainstream media moves away from in-depth coverage of domestic and global social issues, documentaries have become an important and much needed tool to draw attention to these contemporary international conflicts.

Creative Capital

Creative Capital

Creative Capital is one of the only national nonprofit organizations that awards grants to individual artists through an open application process. We are a premier provider of risk capital in the arts, taking chances to support ideas that are bold, innovative and genre-stretching.

Grant Deadline: 5 February

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.

World Cinema Fund Production Grant

World Cinema Fund Production Grant

Together with the Federal Foundation for Culture and in cooperation with the Goethe Institute, the Foreign Ministry and German producers, the World Cinema Fund works to develop and support cinema in regions with a weak film infrastructure, while fostering cultural diversity in German cinemas.

Sundance Documentary Fund

Sundance Documentary Fund

The Sundance Documentary Film Program supports non-fiction filmmakers worldwide in the production of cinematic documentaries on contemporary themes.

The Bertha BRITDOC Documentary Journalism Fund

The Bertha BRITDOC Documentary Journalism Fund

The Bertha BRITDOC Journalism Fund is an international film fund dedicated to supporting long form feature documentaries of a journalistic nature. This is a rolling application fund. We aim to respond to applicants within 8 weeks.

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.

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