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.
Documentary Funding

For filmmakers around the world, the documentary grants directory guides you to opportunities on how to fund your documentary.

Funding for Documentary Filmmakers

Project: Hatched

Hatched provides support to US-based filmmakers who are nearing completion or have recently completed a documentary film and who have plans to strategize, build, and launch an impact campaign.

AXS Film Fund

AXS Lab provides funding to documentary filmmakers and nonfiction new media creators of color with disabilities.

AFAC Documentary Program

The AFAC Documentary Program supports creative documentary films in the Arab region. The program welcomes submissions of short and medium-length documentary in production and post-production, and feature documentary film projects that are in development, production or post-production phases.

AAAS Science Journalism Awards

The AAAS Science Journalism Awards have honored professional journalists for distinguished reporting on the sciences, engineering, and mathematics.

Rogers Documentary Fund

The Rogers Documentary Fund helps sustain Canada’s tradition of quality, independently produced documentary projects and ensures that these productions are seen by the widest possible audience.

BFI Doc Society 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.

World Cinema Fund

The World Cinema Fund supports exclusively the production and distribution of feature films and feature-length documentaries.

NEH Media Production Grant

The Media Projects program supports the development, production, and distribution of radio programs, podcasts, documentary films, and documentary film series  that engage general audiences with humanities ideas in creative and appealing ways.

Berlinale Talents Lab

Berlinale Talents is aimed at emerging film actors, audience designers, composers, cinematographers, directors, distributors, editors, film critics, producers, production designers, sales agents, screenwriters, sound designers and digital set designers with an existing portfolio of work.