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

Hot Docs Ted Rogers Fund for Canadian Filmmakers

Hot Docs Ted Rogers Fund for Canadian Filmmakers

Hot Docs and the Rogers Foundation founded the $1-million Hot Docs Ted Rogers Fund to support Canadian documentary filmmakers. Up to $35,000 will be granted to three or four projects each year. Applications are open and will be accepted on a rolling deadline.

Grant Deadline: 5 June

Film Independent

Film Independent

During three days of intensive meetings with top executives, financiers, agents, managers, distributors, granting organizations and production companies, participants gain valuable exposure and build vital relationships as they propel their films towards completion.

Grant Deadline: 11 June

Mediterranean Documentary Market

Mediterranean Documentary Market

If you’re a documentary filmmaker based in either one of the 12 Mediterranean or one of the 28 EU countries, consider this documentary market where between 20 and 30 selected films pitch to TV executives and professionals.

Grant Deadline: 12 June

VideoCamp Film Fund

VideoCamp Film Fund

The Videocamp Film Fund is among the largest of its kind in the world. The winning project will receive US$400,000 to produce a movie on Inclusive Education.

Grant Deadline: 21 June

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

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

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


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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