Film Grants 2017 / 2018

IDFA Bertha Fund

IDFA Bertha Fund

The IDFA Bertha Fund is the only fund in the world dedicated solely to stimulating and empowering the creative documentary sector in Africa, Asia, Latin America, the Middle East and parts of Eastern Europe.

Grant Deadline: 15 May

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 June

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

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

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

Screen Australia’s Feature Film Production Program

Screen Australia’s Feature Film Production Program

Screen Australia offers funds for the development, production and marketing of Australian screen content, as well as for the development of Australian talent and screen production businesses.

Grant Deadline: 18 June

Women In Netflix Film Finishing Fund

Women In Netflix 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

BlueCat Screenplay Competition

BlueCat Screenplay Competition

Every year, BlueCat provides a community for the unknown screenwriter to develop their work, giving undiscovered talent a path to professional success.

Grant Deadline: 26 July

Hubert Bals Fund

Hubert Bals Fund

The Hubert Bals Fund is designed to help remarkable or urgent feature films by innovative and talented filmmakers from Africa, Asia, Latin America, the Middle East and parts of Eastern Europe on their road to completion.

Grant Deadline: 28 July

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