Documentary Grants 2021

Sunny Side of the Doc Berlin

Sunny Side of the Doc Berlin

The 4-day event brings together broadcasters, decision makers, financing bodies, distributors, content creators and producers from around the world to sell or buy projects and programmes, and to find coproduction partners.

Film Independent Los Angeles

Film Independent Los Angeles

Every year Film Independent selects up to ten fiction and five non-fiction feature projects to participate in an intensive film finance market that takes place over four days in November.

Women In Film Finishing Fund

Women In 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.

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.

BFI Doc Society Features Fund

BFI Doc Society Features Fund

The BFI Doc Society Fund aims to develop storytellers from all parts of the UK, backing feature projects with bold cultural and social ambitions. We welcome documentary funding applications from both new and established filmmakers.

NEH Media Production Grants

NEH Media Production Grants

Production Grants support film, television, and radio projects for general audiences that encourage active engagement with humanities ideas in creative and appealing ways.

Mountainfilm Commitment Grant

Mountainfilm Commitment Grant

Mountainfilm is committed to help creative individuals tell stories that support our mission. Each year, we award a total of $30,000 in grants to filmmakers, photographers and artists whose projects are intended to inspire audiences to create a better world.

The Alter-Ciné Foundation

The Alter-Ciné Foundation

Every year, the Foundation awards a grant of 10,000 Canadian dollars and a few 5,000 Canadian dollars grants to some filmmakers to assist in the production of a documentary project.

Hot Docs: Blue Ice Group Documentary Fund

Hot Docs: Blue Ice Group Documentary Fund

The Hot Docs-Blue Ice Group Documentary Fund (HDBIG) offers grants in Development and Production for feature or broadcast-length documentaries. Approximately four to 10 projects are awarded each year. All successful applications will be considered for the mentorship program.

CrossCurrents Doc Fund

CrossCurrents Doc Fund

Supporting interactive, short or feature-length doc projects made by filmmakers from, and telling the stories of, underrepresented and marginalized communities from around the world.


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