Film Grants United States 2017 / 2018

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

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

ITVS Open Call

ITVS Open Call

Open Call provides completion funds for single nonfiction public television programs on any subject, and from any viewpoint. Projects must have begun production as evidenced by a work-in-progress video.

Grant Deadline: 12 February

The Jerome Foundation’s Film and Video Grant Program

The Jerome Foundation’s Film and Video Grant Program

The Jerome Foundation’s Film and Video Grant Program is a production grant program for individual film and video artists who work in the genres of experimental, narrative, animation, and documentary production.

Grant Deadline: 17 February

The David Ross Fetzer Foundation for Emerging Artists

The David Ross Fetzer Foundation for Emerging Artists

The film award consists of a grant of $5,000 to a U.S filmmaker 35 or under at the time of application for the production of a short film that will be shown as a private screening with the filmmaker in attendance at the annual foundation event in Salt Lake City the year the grant is awarded.

Grant Deadline: 14 March

Vision Maker Media - Public Media Content Fund

Vision Maker Media - Public Media Content Fund

Each year, Vision Maker Media awards over $500,000 in production contracts to independent producers and public television stations to produce programming by and about Native Americans for use by PBS stations. Funding can be for production, completion, or research & development.

Grant Deadline: 18 March

NVTVF’s Independent Pilot Competition

NVTVF’s Independent Pilot Competition

Every year, NVTVF accepts independently-produced television pilots and web series from around the world for exposure, awards and development deals with Lionsgate, NatGeo, the Travel Channel, and Sundance Channel, to name a few.

Grant Deadline: 6 April

NBC’s Writers on the Verge

NBC’s Writers on the Verge

Writers on the Verge is a 12-week program focused on polishing writers and readying them for a staff writer position on a television series. We are looking for writers who are "almost there" but need that final bit of preparation with their writing and personal presentation skills.

Grant Deadline: 7 April

San Francisco Society Documentary Film Fund

San Francisco Society Documentary Film Fund

The SFFS Documentary Film Fund (DFF) supports riveting documentaries in postproduction distinguished by compelling stories, intriguing characters and an innovative visual approach.

Grant Deadline: 22 April

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

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