Film Grants 2019

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

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

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

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

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