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Film Grants - 2024

Movies that Matter

Funding for Film Festivals

We offer a start-up grant for new human rights film festivals / events and an impact grant for existing events that want to increase their impact or want to add new activities to their programmes.

Scriptapalooza Screenwriting Competition

Screenwriting Competition

Scriptaplooza Screenwriting Competition has become one of few most relevant screenwriting competitions in the industry, and has maintained its early days goal of helping as many writers as possible every year.

NEH Media Production Grant

Humanitarian Documentary Fund for US Filmmakers

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

Cinespace

Short Film Worldwide

CineSpace is a collaboration between NASA and Houston Cinema Arts Society that offers filmmakers around the world a chance to share their works inspired by, and using, actual NASA imagery through “CineSpace”, a short film competition.

SFFILM Documentary Film Fund

Documentaries in Post Production Fund

The SFFILM Documentary Film Fund (DFF) supports engaging documentaries in post-production which exhibit compelling stories, intriguing characters, and an original, innovative visual approach.

Hot Docs Ted Rogers Fund

Documentary Fund for Canadian Filmmakers

Hot Docs and the Rogers Foundation founded the $1-million Hot Docs Ted Rogers Fund to support Canadian documentary projects.

William Greaves Research and Development Fund

Documentary African Descent

The William Greaves Research and Development Fund resources talented, mid-career nonfiction storytellers from racially and ethnically underrepresented communities in the United States, as well as filmmakers who identify as being of Indigenous and/or of African descent.