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List of the Best Documentary Grants to Fund Your Film

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

Funding for Documentary Filmmakers

Mountainfilm Commitment Grant

Fund Environmental Documentaries

We seek non-fiction stories celebrating adventure, activism, social justice, culture, environment and indomitable spirit. 

Eurimages: Co-production Support

Co Production between European Countries

EURIMAGES supports fiction, animation and documentary feature films of a minimum length of 70 minutes.

Frameline Completion Fund

Diversity Funding Worldwide

The Frameline Completion Fund provides grants to emerging and established filmmakers. This program seeks to provide a much-needed source of financial contributions to artists who often struggle to secure funding to complete their works.

EuroDoc

Documentary Development for European Filmmakers

We accept all documentaries, essays and experimental films that reflect a diversity of genres and different forms of cinematic approaches. 

Nederlands Filmfonds

Minority Documentaries and Feature Films

The Fund supports the realisation of minority co-production feature films, long animated films and documentaries.

Roy W. Dean Film Grants

Positive Projects Worldwide

Roy W Dean Film Grants fund independent feature films, documentaries, web series, and short films with budgets of $500,000 or less that are unique and make a contribution to society.

The Miller / Packan Film Fund

Fund Inspirational Documentaries

The Miller / Packan Film Fund supports documentaries that Educate, Inspire and Enrich. The Fund is financed through the Rogovy Foundation.

Whickers World Foundation

Documentary Fund for Emerging Filmmakers

The Film & TV Funding Award is awarded annually to an emerging filmmaker from anywhere in the world with the most promising pitch for a director-led documentary.

Hot Docs-Blue Ice Docs Fund

Documentary Fund for African Filmmakers

The Hot Docs-Blue Ice Docs Fund invests in African documentary filmmakers to tell their stories and contribute to the next generation of African documentary talent. 

Alter-Ciné Foundation

Indigenous Language Documentaries

The Foundation awards a grant aimed at young filmmakers born and living in Africa, Asia or Latin America who want to direct a film in the language of their choice that respects the aims of the Foundation.