List of the Best Documentary Grants to Fund Your Film

List of the Best Documentary Grants to Fund Your Film

Here is the list of upcoming Film Grants for Documentaries to bring your important story to life. For filmmakers around the world, FilmDaily massive #filmfunding resource shows you the #documentary grants by upcoming deadline. Apply with ease by just clicking on the links for more information on each grant.

Documentary Funding

Sundance Documentary Short Film Fund

Sundance Documentary Short Film Fund

Sundance Institute’s Documentary Film Fund and The Marshall Project have partnered on a series of short film projects aimed at finding, nurturing, and elevating documentary stories about the U.S. criminal justice system.

Deadline: 30 September

Paley DocPitch Competition

Paley DocPitch Competition

The Paley Center's DocPitch Competition offers a $5,000 grant from A&E IndieFilms for an unfinished or work-in-progress documentary from an emerging filmmaker living in the United States (someone with two or less credits for directing feature documentary films, whether or not those films have

Deadline: 9 October

Southern Documentary Fund In-the-Works Program

Southern Documentary Fund In-the-Works Program

The Southern Documentary Fund supports documentary films made in or about North Carolina through our annual filmmaking grants. These grants are made possible thanks to generous support from The Mary Duke Biddle Foundation.

Deadline: 23 October

New Perspectives Seed Fund

New Perspectives Seed Fund

Doc Society's New Perspectives seed fund is an international film fund supporting the development of documentary features on issues of social justice, driven by filmmakers who exhibit a unique perspective granted by their connection to the community or issue at hand.

Deadline: 1 November

The Manuel Rivera-Ortiz Foundation For Documentary Photography & Film

The Manuel Rivera-Ortiz Foundation For Documentary Photography & Film

Mirroring the mission of our foundation and themes covered in our still photography grants, we invite documentary film makers around the globe to share their human interest stories and submit their “Short-Short” documentary film projects highlighting human unrest, forgotten communities, over-expl

Deadline: 1 November

Tribeca All Access

Tribeca All Access

Tribeca All Access® seeks feature-length scripted and documentary projects from both established and emerging storytellers whose team includes a director that is from a community systematically excluded from the U.S. film industry.

Deadline: 5 November

Pacific Pioneer Fund

Pacific Pioneer Fund

Part incubator and part competition, the Unscripted Film Lab is inspired by Y Combinator and our narrative SmashCut Film Lab. It also comes with the opportunity to receive up to $90,000 to put toward your project!

Deadline: 12 November

Global Short Docs Forum

Global Short Docs Forum

Global Short Docs Forum is a new initiative by One World Media, connecting filmmakers from around the world with digital platforms looking for short documentary films under 30 minutes, in production or late stages of development with existing footage.

Deadline: 23 November

Catapult Film Fund

Catapult Film Fund

Catapult Film Fund provides development funding to help story-driven and cinematic documentary films get off the ground. Catapult gives early support to propel projects forward that hold the promise of a story that should be uniquely told in film.

The Green Room Filmmaker Fund

The Green Room Filmmaker Fund

To celebrate the launch of The Green Room - The Global Filmmaker Networking App, and promote independent film making, we have created a film fund of $50,000 to be awarded to projects registered through The Green Room Network.

Deadline: 30 November

FilmDaily Funding Newsletter

FilmDaily Funding Newsletter

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Film Business Plan

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Best Documentary Film Courses Online

Best Documentary Film Courses Online

Here is a list of the best online documentary courses. Within a couple of days you will learn from top documentary professionals how to write, structure and shoot your documentary.

Top Box Office Documentary Loglines

Top Box Office Documentary Loglines

Writing your #Documentary Logline is as important as the script itself. Here are #logline examples that shows you how in a sentence or two describe your film so that producers and film investors immediately know what your documentary is about.

Documentary Budget

Documentary Budget

Documentary budget that includes the calculation of grants, donations and fundraising income.


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