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

Hot Docs-Blue Ice Docs Fund

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. 

Filmmakers Without Borders

Filmmakers Without Borders supports independent filmmakers around the world via grants and other funding initiatives.

EuroDoc

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

Diversity Development Fund

Diversity Development Fund gives producers of color up to $25,000 in research and development funding so you can develop your documentary for public media.

CrossCurrents Doc Funds

The CrossCurrents Fund is an international fund for filmmakers who are members of or have a deep connection to the underrepresented and marginalized community.

Art Moves Africa

AMA gives grants to artists and arts professionals (curators, cultural operators and journalists) of all artistic disciplines who live and work in Africa, to travel within the African continent.

Creative Capital

Creative Capital fund artists in the creation of groundbreaking new work in the visual arts, performing arts, film, technology and socially-engaged work in all forms.

Climate Story Fund

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.

Catapult Film Fund

We provide development funding, up to $20,000, to documentary filmmakers who have a strong story to tell, have secured access, and are ready to create a fundraising piece to help unlock critical production funding.

Vision Sud East

The fund supports film productions from Asia, Africa, Latin America and Eastern Europe, aims at making them visible worldwide and guarantees their distribution in Switzerland.