Documentary Grants 2020

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.

Deadline: 24 January

Real Screen Summit New Orleans

Real Screen Summit New Orleans

The Realscreen Summit is the definitive global market and conference for the business of unscripted and non-fiction entertainment, we pride ourselves on making it easy to make meaningful industry connections.

Deadline: 26 January

Whickers World Foundation

Whickers World Foundation

The Film & TV Funding Award is awarded annually to an emerging filmmaker from anywhere in the world with the most promising pitch for a director-led documentary which fulfils the core criteria detailed below.

Deadline: 30 January

Sheffield Documentary MeetMarket

Sheffield Documentary MeetMarket

The Sheffield MeetMarket is one of the world’s largest documentary and factual markets and pitching forums, selected projects will have the opportunity to meet with top Decision Makers among 300+ international funders, broadcasters, distributors and exhibitors.

Deadline: 14 February

Sundance Documentary Fund

Sundance Documentary Fund

The Sundance Institute Documentary Fund supports the work of nonfiction filmmakers from around the globe.

Deadline: 17 February

Pare Lorentz Documentary Fund

Pare Lorentz Documentary Fund

The Pare Lorentz Documentary Fund supports feature length documentary films that reflect the spirit and nature of Pare Lorentz's work, exhibiting objective research, artful storytelling, strong visual style, high production values, artistic writing, and outstanding music composition, as well as s

Deadline: 26 February

Visions Sud Est Fund

Visions Sud Est Fund

The Swiss fund visions sud est supports film productions from Asia, Africa, Latin America and Eastern Europe and guarantees their distribution in Switzerland.

Deadline: 27 February

Creative Capital

Creative Capital

Creative Capital provides each funded project with up to $50,000 in direct funding and career development services valued at $45,000, for a total commitment of up to $95,000 per project.

Deadline: 28 February

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