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

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.

Grant Deadline: 30 March

IDFA International Co-Production Support

IDFA International Co-Production Support

The IDFA Bertha Fund supports international co-productions between documentary filmmakers in Africa, Asia, Latin America, Middle East and parts of Eastern Europe and European co-producers.

Grant Deadline: 1 April

The Production Fund

The Production Fund

The fund is for non-fiction media across all platforms (film, radio, print, photojournalism, online and multimedia) that tells original and engaging stories from the developing world.

Grant Deadline: 10 April

The Bertha Britdoc Connect Fund

The Bertha Britdoc Connect Fund

The fund is looking to support smart, strategic outreach campaigns for ambitious independent documentary feature films with a social issue at their core; films which have the ability to achieve real change on a local, regional or global level.

Grant Deadline: 14 April

Movies that Matter

Movies that Matter

The maximum support of a start-up grant is € 7,500 per project. Movies that Matter supports small-scale projects that have a total budget of less than € 20,000. Projects are eligible for a start-up grant for a maximum of two times.

Grant Deadline: 16 April

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.

Grant Deadline: 16 April

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: 22 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

Just Films Ford Foundation

Just Films Ford Foundation

As the foundation works to reduce inequality in all its forms, we support artist-driven film and new media projects, and other forms of creative visual storytelling, that explore the rich diversity of the human experience.

Grant Deadline: 26 April


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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