Documentary Grants 2021

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.

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.

SFFILM Film Grants

SFFILM Film Grants

SFFILM Makers offers a wide range of funding and artist development services for fiction and documentary filmmakers all over the world.

Deadline: 30 April

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.

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.

Points North Fellowship

Points North Fellowship

The Points North Fellowship is a unique opportunity for six documentary filmmakers (or filmmaking teams) to develop their feature-length works-in-progress through a combination of focused industry mentorship, workshops, meetings and a public pitch session at the Camden International Film Festival

Deadline: 10 June

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.


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Never miss the next opportunity to find funding for your film. Once a month you will receive the Film Grants with upcoming deadlines via email with lots of time to apply.



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