Film Grants Asia 2020

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.

Deadline: 10 December

Filmmakers Without Borders

Filmmakers Without Borders

Filmmakers Without Borders supports independent filmmakers around the world via grants and other funding initiatives. Supported projects include narrative films, documentary films, and new media projects that align with themes of social justice, empowerment, and cultural exchange.

Deadline: 1 January

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

World Cinema Fund Production Grant

World Cinema Fund Production Grant

Together with the Federal Foundation for Culture and in cooperation with the Goethe Institute, the Foreign Ministry and German producers, the World Cinema Fund works to develop and support cinema in regions with a weak film infrastructure, while fostering cultural diversity in German cinemas.

Deadline: 3 March

IDFA International Co-Production Support

IDFA International Co-Production Support

The IDFA Bertha Fund supports international co-productions between documentary filmmakers in Africa, Asia, Latin America, Middle East and parts of Eastern Europe and European co-producers.

Deadline: 1 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

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

POV: Call for Entries

POV: Call for Entries

For both US and International filmmakers, POV is known as the best of American public television’s showcase of independent documentaries, offering a highly competitive sum for broadcast distribution of films each season. All subjects, aesthetic approaches and lengths are welcomed.

Deadline: 11 June

Hubert Bals Fund

Hubert Bals Fund

The Hubert Bals Fund is designed to help remarkable or urgent feature films by innovative and talented filmmakers from Africa, Asia, Latin America, the Middle East and parts of Eastern Europe on their road to completion.

Deadline: 1 August

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