List of the Best Documentary Grants to Fund Your Film

List of the Best Documentary Grants to Fund Your Film

Here is the list of upcoming Film Grants for Documentaries to bring your important story to life. For filmmakers around the world, this massive #filmfunding resource shows you the documentary grants by upcoming deadline. Apply with ease by just clicking on the links for more information on each grant.

Documentary Funding

Women In Film Finishing Fund

Women In Film Finishing Fund

The Women In Film Finishing Fund gives grants to filmmakers working in both short and long formats, in all genres — narrative, documentary, animated and experimental.

Grant Deadline: 30 June

MountainFilm Commitment Grant

MountainFilm Commitment Grant

We are committed to help creative individuals tell stories that represent the spirit of Mountainfilm. Every year, we award five grants for $5,000 each to filmmakers, photographers, artists and adventurers whose projects are intended to move audiences to action on issues that matter.

Grant Deadline: 12 July

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

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 August

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 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

The Film Collaborative Fiscal Sponsorship

The Film Collaborative Fiscal Sponsorship

Fiscal Sponsorship is used when a non-profit film or film-related project or event wants to secure funding from individual, foundation, government or corporate sources that give only to nonprofit organizations with IRS tax-exempt status.

Grant Deadline: 20 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


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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Best Documentary Film Courses Online

Best Documentary Film Courses Online

Here is a list of the best online documentary courses. Within a couple of days you will learn from top documentary professionals how to write, structure and shoot your documentary.

Documentary Budget

Documentary Budget

Documentary budget that includes the calculation of grants, donations and fundraising income.

Top Box Office Documentary Loglines

Top Box Office Documentary Loglines

Writing your Documentary Logline is as important as the script itself. Here are logline examples that shows you how in a sentence or two describe your film so that producers and film investors immediately know what your #documentary is about.


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