Documentary Grants 2020

The Manuel Rivera-Ortiz Foundation For Documentary Photography & Film

The Manuel Rivera-Ortiz Foundation For Documentary Photography & Film

Mirroring the mission of our foundation and themes covered in our still photography grants, we invite documentary film makers around the globe to share their human interest stories and submit their “Short-Short” documentary film projects highlighting human unrest, forgotten communities, over-expl

Deadline: 1 November

New Perspectives Seed Fund

New Perspectives Seed Fund

Doc Society's New Perspectives seed fund is an international film fund supporting the development of documentary features on issues of social justice, driven by filmmakers who exhibit a unique perspective granted by their connection to the community or issue at hand.

Deadline: 1 November

Tribeca All Access

Tribeca All Access

Tribeca All Access® seeks feature-length scripted and documentary projects from both established and emerging storytellers whose team includes a director that is from a community systematically excluded from the U.S. film industry.

Deadline: 5 November

Pacific Pioneer Fund

Pacific Pioneer Fund

Part incubator and part competition, the Unscripted Film Lab is inspired by Y Combinator and our narrative SmashCut Film Lab. It also comes with the opportunity to receive up to $90,000 to put toward your project!

Deadline: 12 November

Global Short Docs Forum

Global Short Docs Forum

Global Short Docs Forum is a new initiative by One World Media, connecting filmmakers from around the world with digital platforms looking for short documentary films under 30 minutes, in production or late stages of development with existing footage.

Deadline: 23 November

Catapult Film Fund

Catapult Film Fund

Catapult Film Fund provides development funding to help story-driven and cinematic documentary films get off the ground. Catapult gives early support to propel projects forward that hold the promise of a story that should be uniquely told in film.

The Green Room Filmmaker Fund

The Green Room Filmmaker Fund

To celebrate the launch of The Green Room - The Global Filmmaker Networking App, and promote independent film making, we have created a film fund of $50,000 to be awarded to projects registered through The Green Room Network.

Deadline: 30 November

Pulse Doc Society Genesis Fund

Pulse Doc Society Genesis Fund

The Pulse Doc Society Genesis Fund is an international film fund supporting the inception of long form feature documentaries driven by imaginative and innovative storytelling. The more imaginative your approach, the harder it can be to persuade funders to take a risk without a proof of concept.

Deadline: 4 December

Flex Fund Doc Society

Flex Fund Doc Society

Supporting the most innovative and creative documentary projects emerging from partnerships between moving image storytellers and social entrepreneurs, available to all funded by both Ford Foundation & Skoll Foundation.

Deadline: 4 December

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.


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