Documentary Grants 2020

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.

Deadline: 5 April

One World Media Fellowship

One World Media Fellowship

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.

Deadline: 10 April

Movies that Matter

Movies that Matter

To promote the screenings of human rights cinema worldwide, Movies that Matter offers grants to human rights film events in Africa, Asia, Latin America, the Middle East and Eastern Europe, especially in countries with limited resources and freedom of press.

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.

Deadline: 22 April

Just Films Ford Foundation

Just Films Ford Foundation

The Ford Foundation seeks to reduce inequality in all of its forms, and artist-driven documentary and emerging media projects are crucial to this effort.

Deadline: 26 April

The Doc Shop Toronto

The Doc Shop Toronto

The Hot Docs industry conference and market in Toronto offers exceptional professional development, networking, and business opportunities to dcumentary filmmakers and industry professionals at all levels of experience.

Deadline: 30 April

The Film Fund

The Film Fund

Get up to $10,000 to produce your independent short film by writing one sentence. We've given away over $21,000 to filmmakers to make their shorts. All based on one sentence.

Deadline: 5 May

Miller / Packan Documentary Film Fund

Miller / Packan Documentary Film Fund

The Rogovy Foundation is proud to announce an increase in its annual Miller / Packan Film Funding. Awarded bi-annually, the Fund awards grants totaling $200,000 to between six and twelve documentary film projects per year.

Deadline: 15 May

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