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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

Climate Story Fund

Fund Environmental Documentaries

We are looking for creative nonfiction projects that can complete production this year with support from the Climate Story Fund. Awards in this round of the fund will range between $20,000 and $100,000.

Humanities for All

Film Projects in California

Humanities for All is a grant program that supports projects from Californians, encourages greater public participation in humanities programming, particularly by new and/or underserved audiences.

World Cinema Fund

Cultural Features and Documentaries

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

Investigative Journalism for Europe

Fund Journalists in Europe

IJ4EU’s Investigation Support Scheme provides grants of between €5,000 and €50,000 to support cross-border investigative projects in Europe.

Catalyst

Curated Film Financing
Catalyst is Sundance Institute’s film financing program. We aim to build a culture of partnership between independent investors and filmmakers.

Sundance Institute Documentary Fund

Human Rights Documentary

The Sundance Institute Documentary Film Program (DFP) prioritizes support for independent nonfiction films with budgets under $1,000,000 USD.

AFAC Documentary Program

Fund Documentaries in Middle East

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.

MIPDOC Project Pitch Competition

Pitch Factual and Documentary Content
Submit your documentary to #MIPDOC Project Pitch in #Cannes and you could be a finalist on stage pitching for funding and co-production opportunities.

Documentary Grants Database

Download the Documentary Grants Database 2024 in csv with upcoming deadlines and direct links to apply, never miss a funding opportunity again.