Tony Hagen Foundation Documentary Filmmaking Grant 2021
Toni Hagen Foundation is offering grants of Rs. 150,000 each for three film projects by young Nepalese
filmmakers. The grant will be awarded to filmmakers with an excellent concept for short, creative and thoughtful documentaries that provide an insight into Nepali society, socio-cultural issues, peoples, places, culture, history and development – and embrace issues that are pertinent to the Nepali
Eligibility and Criterion for submission
• Filmmakers aged 30 or under are eligible to apply for the grant. Therefore, filmmakers will be required to send a resume and a scan or a picture of their ID stating date of birth.
• Duration of film must be no less than 10 minutes and no more than 20 minutes.
• Interested candidates should include a write up explaining the concept of the film in about 500 words (please submit in English or Nepali language).
• The concept notes of the applicants must be submitted via e-mail to
by July 11, 2021 midnight (Nepal Time) with the subject: "Submission for Toni Hagen Foundation Documentary Filmmaking Grant – kimff 2021".
For entry form please visit us at
Important dates and deadlines
May 11 - Call for concept note (please submit in English or Nepali language)
July 11 - Deadline for submission of concept note
August 1 – Announcement of Grant Finalists
Aug/ Sept/ Oct – Pre production/ production/ post production of film project which will
run parallel to discussions/ feedback/ mentoring sessions by Kimff Doc lab team
October 31 – Deadline for rough cut of film
November 19 - Deadline for final submission
Top three films will be screened at Kimff 2021.
Website / Youtube/ Vimeo links
Filmmaker Bio (150 words)
Tell us about your experience working in Nepali community as a filmmaker/ media worker. (100 words)
Please mention filmography briefly. Mention your films and accolades (Festival wins, selections, awards, nominations) received. (if any)
The working title of your Project (please also mention the title in English if the title of the project is not in English):
Have you done your preliminary research on the project? If yes, please tell usabout your findings/characters, etc. (200 words max)
Please describe your project in a summary (250 words max)
Tell us who could be the audience for your documentary project and why. (100 words max)
What led you to this project and/or why are you especially suited to create it? (100 words)
Please outline and briefly describe how you are thinking of structuring your narrative. (500 words max)
Tony Hagen Foundation Documentary Grant is designed to promote creativity and talent amongst young Nepalese filmmakers and reflect geography, socio-cultural issues, economy, ethnography, and other related areas through films. Tell us how your project is relevant to meeting these goals. (150 words max)
Do you have any questions regarding the program?
Thank you for taking time to fill in the details. We will announce Grant finalists on August 1st.
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