Television Grants 2017 / 2018

National Film Board of Canada Filmmaker Assistance Program

National Film Board of Canada Filmmaker Assistance Program

The National Film Board’s mandate is to reflect Canadian values and perspectives through the production and distribution of innovative Canadian audiovisual works accessible in relevant media of today.

Grant Deadline: 3 December

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: 3 January

Moving Image Grant Funds LEF Foundation

Moving Image Grant Funds LEF Foundation

LEF invests in documentary film and video projects that demonstrate excellence in technique, originality of vision and voice, and creativity in form.

Grant Deadline: 14 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 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.

Grant Deadline: 3 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

Independent Lens

Independent Lens

Independent Lens seeks submissions of films in advanced rough cut or fine cut stage or completed films to broadcast during the October - June season.

Grant Deadline: 24 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

POV: Call for Entries

POV: Call for Entries

For both US and International filmmakers, POV is known as the best of American public television’s showcase of independent documentaries, offering a highly competitive sum for broadcast distribution of films each season.

Grant Deadline: 11 June

The Diversity Development Fund

The Diversity Development Fund

The Diversity Development Fund (DDF) provides up to $15,000 in research and development funding to producers of color to develop single documentary programs for public television.

Grant Deadline: 15 September

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