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FUND TITLELINKDESCRIPTIONTHEME TAGSPROJECT STAGE
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African Documentary Film Fundhttp://adff.org/Not Yet active. The proposed priority focus of the projects supported by the Fund will be geared toward African audiences, and the cultivation of those audiences, because the best audience for African stories is in Africa itself. The Fund will further identify and support films that have relevance and appeal to global audiences.AfricaUnknown
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Alter Cine Foundationhttp://www.altercine.org/index_en.phpThis year, the Foundation will award a grant of 10,000 Canadian dollars to a video or filmmaker to assist in the production of a documentary project. The grant is aimed at young video and 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 FoundationDeveloping countries, youthProduction
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American Film Institute DOCS/NBCUniversal Impact Grantshttp://afi.com/afidocs/The grants will support the outreach and social action campaigns for the projects, which screened at AFI DOCS and participated in the inaugural AFI DOCS Impact Lab, a two-day filmmaker workshop that engaged participants with policymakers pursuing social change across a range of issues.outreach, social action
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Arab Culture Fund (ADFP)http://arabculturefund.org/AFAC’s cinema funding is open to all kinds of film projects – short films, feature narratives, short documentaries, feature documentaries, animation and experimental film. AFAC offers funding for development/scripting, production and post-production. Projects applying for a development/ scripting grant are eligible for a maximum of $15,000 while projects applying for a production/ post-production grant are eligible for a maximum of $50,000.
Art, culture,
Arab culture
development,scripting,production,post-production
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Asian Network of Documentary Fundhttp://acf.biff.kr/Template/Builder/00000001/page.asp?page_num=1891The Asian Network of Documentary (AND) Fund is a loose coalition of film festival organizers committed to supporting the production and distribution of Asian documentaries. Its members collaborate to build and strengthen the network among Asian documentary filmmakers, while the administration and oversight of AND are being managed by BIFF.Asian, KoreanFeature length, production, post-production
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Austin Film Society Granthttps://www.austinfilm.org/afsgrantAFS awards grants to emerging film and video artists in the state of Texas. In addition to grants for production, post-production and distribution, they provide cash stipends to Texas filmmakers traveling to prestigious film festivals.Texasproduction, post-production and distribution
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Bay Area Video Coalitionhttps://www.bavc.org/mediamakerA ten-month program supporting the development of projects at all stages of production, and includes professional mentorship in multi-platform and transmedia storytelling, curriculum development, social media and marketing, fundraising and distribution strategy support. community,
social justice
all stages of production
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Bell Fundhttp://bellfund.ca/The Bell Fund encourages and funds the creation and development of excellent Canadian digital/TV multi-platform projects.Canada
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Berkeley Film Foundationhttp://berkeleyfilmfoundation.org/apply/The BFF focuses on supporting social, historical and innovative documentary and dramatic works. Many of our grant winners have gone on to screen at U.S. and international film festivals, been recognized with prestigious awards, received television broadcasts and are making a difference around the world. Since its inception, the Berkeley FILM Foundation has awarded nearly $1,000,000 to projects in the production, post-production and distribution stages.community,
social,
Production, post-production,
outreach
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Bertha BRITDOC Connect Fundhttp://britdoc.org/real_funds/bertha-britdoc-connect-fundThe Bertha BRITDOC Connect Fund, a joint initiative between Bertha Foundation and BRITDOC, is the first European-based outreach and engagement fund, and is open to filmmakers from around the world.
The fund is looking to support smart, strategic outreach campaigns for ambitious independent documentary films with a social issue at their core; films which have the ability to achieve real change on a local, regional or global level.
Social issuesOutreach
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Bertha BRITDOC Journalism Fundhttp://britdoc.org/real_funds/bertha-britdoc-documentary-journalism-fundThe Bertha BRITDOC Fund for Journalism is an international film fund dedicated to supporting long form feature documentaries of a journalistic nature. We are looking for films that break the important stories of our time, expose injustice, bring attention to unreported issues and cameras into regions previously unseen. injustice,
unreported world
Development, Production
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Bertha Film Fundhttp://www.berthafoundation.org/filmfunds.htmlThe Bertha Film Fund offers grants for the creation of social impact documentary content – both short and long form. The fund is flexible, offering grants at various stages including development, production and finishing funds. Applications are reviewed on a quarterly basis and by invitation only.
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BFI Documentary Production Fundhttp://www.bfi.org.uk/film-industry/documentary-production-fundingwe will now consider applications from documentary filmmakers through twice yearly-pitching sessions – in London and Sheffield – with a panel of Fund executives, industry experts and peers. Filmmakers wishing to apply for production funding for documentaries should read this additional information and apply through this new process.Development, Production, completion
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BRITDOC CIRCLE Fundhttp://britdoc.org/circleThe BRITDOC Circle Fund is a funders group bonded by a passion for enabling the very best documentary film. The fund was set up in response to the growing demand by individual philanthropists and family foundations who are committed to helping secure a diverse and independent future for media. Applications by invitation only.Creative, EnvironmentProduction
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CAAM Documentary Fundhttp://caamedia.org/With support from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB), CAAM provides production funding to independent producers for national public television.

Documentaries are eligible for production or post-production funding and must be intended for public television broadcast. Awards typically range between $15,000 and $50,000.

production, post-production
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Catapult Film Fundhttp://catapultfilmfund.org/how-to-apply/CATAPULT FILM FUND provides development funding to documentary filmmakers who have a compelling story to tell, have secured access to their story and are ready to shoot and edit a piece for production fundraising purposesCatapult Film Fund development grants range from $5000 to $20,000.Development
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CBA Worldview Schemewww.worldview.cba.org.ukNew Genres Fund
Working with leading and emerging talent from around the world, the New Genres Fund will help to reflect and develop issues of the wider world that connect new audiences, both in broadcast media and multiplatform, on an international scale. Grants of up to £20,000 are available for research, development and pilots.

Project Development Fund
Projects should aim to promote better understanding of the developing world and highlight the challenges and importance for both developed and developing countries of reducing poverty.
developing worldNew Genres Fund: research, development, pilot

Project Development Fund: development, production
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Chicken & Egg Pictureshttp://www.chickeneggpics.org/Grants are available to documentary or hybrid documentary films, as well as new forms of transmedia and interactive story telling that expand the documentary form. We accept both feature- length and short films, and we make grants to filmmakers living and working in both the U.S and around the globe. We accept filmmakers at all stages of their careers and projects at al stages of the filmmaking process.

Films must be directed or co-directed by a woman (including female – make co –directors and transgender/gender non conforming individuals)
All stages
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Cinereachhttp://www.cinereach.org/grantsCinereach supports feature-length nonfiction and fiction films that are at the intersection of engaging storytelling, visual artistry, and vital subject matter.

Grant amounts can range from $5,000 – $50,000 per project and can be awarded to support any stage of production, including development, production and post-production.
All stages
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Creative Capitalhttp://www.creative-capital.org/pages/ourprogramCreative Capital provides integrated financial and advisory support to artists pursuing adventurous projects in all disciplines.All stages
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Creative Districthttp://creativedistrict.com/grant-program/Their mission is to help film and media makers #createmore. Giving away up to $5,000 in grants each month to projects at any stage.
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Creative England Production Fundhttp://www.creativeengland.co.uk/film/production-fundingCreative England now offers two strands of film production funding for both feature and high-end TV drama.

Our West Midlands Production Fund (WMPF) invests in the production of feature films and high-end TV drama from companies based in the West Midlands as well as from producers looking to establish a base to film in the region.

The Creative England Production Fund is targeted at feature films with budgets of up to £2 million from up-and-coming talent or from established directors looking to experiment with innovative approaches. We're particularly interested in projects from regionally-based filmmakers or which have a strong regional voice.
EnglandProduction
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Creative Scotland Various Fundshttp://www.creativescotland.com/funding/funding-programmes/targeted-funding/screenScotlandThere are four funds within the programme:
Film Funding
UK Film, High-End TV and Animation Tax Credit Advance Facility
Production Growth Fund
Screen Skills Fund Scotland
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Cross Currents Documentary Fundhttp://www.hotdocs.ca/i/crosscurrents-doc-fundThe Fund supports filmmakers from within these communities, especially emerging talent, who can illustrate a relationship between their film’s subject and their own experience. Generously established by the R & M Lang Foundation and administered by Hot Docs, the Fund annual awards a $10,000 grant to one applicant.development, production
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Derek Freese Documentary Fundhttp://derekfreesefilm.org/fund.htmlDerek Freese Documentary Fund (DFDF) provides production support for feature-length documentary films that have both a strong narrative and a connection to Greater Philadelphia. This award is given biennially to an independent filmmaker and provides up to $35,000 in finishing fundsproduction, post-production
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DOCUBOXhttp://www.mydocubox.org/category/applications/DOCUBOX are keen to encourage documentary filmmaking that expresses a view of the world – past, present and future – that is both strongly personal and uniquely East African. We are looking forproposals and trailers that will lead to filmsthat enlighten, and inspire audiences provoking viewers to react, and reflect. We aren’t interested in films that lecture or preach, or films thatpursue the latest headlines, because we believe that great documentaries should lastand hold a mirror up to our times. Films able to stimulate the viewer and provoke thought, by approaching the world as we thought we knew it from a different angle.Africa,
Social justice
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Documentary Companyhttp://www.documentarycompany.com/what_we_doThe Documentary Company is an EIS fund that will produce new relevant topical Feature and TV documentaries with universal resonance, that cross cultural boundaries and exploit world-wide markets.
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Doha Film Institute - MENAhttp://www.dohafilminstitute.com/financing/grants/guidelinesDevelopment, production and post-production funding is available for first- and second-time directors from the MENA region for feature-length projects. Short films are eligible for production funding only. Established MENA directors may apply for post-production funding for feature-length projects.
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Doha Film Institute - Non-MENAhttp://www.dohafilminstitute.com/financing/grants/guidelinesPost-production funding is available for feature-length projects by first- and second-time non-MENA directors.
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Enjaaz Film Fundhttp://dubaifilmfest.com/en/industry/dubai-film-market/enjaaz/Enjaaz is the post-production and production funding support programme at the heart of the Dubai Film Market. Enjaaz provides vital post-production financial support to film projects led by Arab film-makers and production funding to film projects helmed by Gulf film-makers.production, post-production
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Eurimageshttp://www.coe.int/t/dg4/eurimages/default_en.asp
Eurimages promotes the European audiovisual industry by providing financial support to feature films, animations and documentaries produced in Europe. In doing so, it encourages co-operation between professionals established in different European countries.
distribution
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Field of Visionhttps://theintercept.com/fieldofvision/ https://theintercept.com/staff/Field of Vision is a filmmaker-driven visual journalism film unit co-created by Laura Poitras, AJ Schnack and Charlotte Cook that pairs filmmakers with developing and ongoing stories around the globe.Shorts, Episodic
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Film Independent - Various
http://www.filmindependent.org/labs-and-programs/grants-and-awards/#.U8PaC41dXC8Each year, Film Independent awards a number of grants and fellowships to help filmmakers with their current projects, as well as to recognize them for past accomplishments. This past year, we gave an estimated $775,000 in cash grants and in-kind donations to our selected Fellows.All stages
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Filmmaker Fund
http://www.filmmakerfund.com/The Filmmaker Fund is committed to both proven and emerging filmmakers with assistance at every stage of production and post-production. Grants of up to $75K as well as an invitation to an annual retreat, festival navigation and distribution strategy. production, post-production
distribution
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Ford Foundation: JustFilms Initiativehttp://www.fordfoundation.org/
we are investing $10 million a year over five years in documentary projects that address urgent social issues and help us understand our past, explore our present and build our future. Our goal is to expand the community of emerging and established filmmakers who often lack funding, and help them to realize their visions and reach audiences.
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Fork Filmshttp://www.forkfilms.net/funding/Fork Films awards grants to full-length non-fiction films that foster a culture of understanding and work towards a more peaceful and just society, while utilizing powerful and artistic storytelling methods. Specifically we seek films that promote peacebuilding, human rights, and social justice, with a particular emphasis on projects that bring women’s voices to the forefront.peacebuilding, human rights, and social justice, with a particular emphasis on projects that bring women’s voicesdevelopment, production,
post-production
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Frameline Completion Fundhttp://www.frameline.org/filmmaker-support/frameline-completion-fundThe 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. Submissions are being accepted for documentary, educational, narrative, animated or experimental projects about LGBTQ people and their communities. Grants up to $5,000 are available for films that represent and reflect LGBTQ life in all its complexity and richness.
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Fritt Ord
http://www.fritt-ord.no/en/programomrader/Through project support, prizes and grants, the Foundation has strived to achieve that goal for 30 years. As a link in the celebration of its 30th anniversary in 2004, the Foundation increased the parameters of its production support for television documentaries. The Freedom of Expression Foundation made a total of MNOK 12 available for programmes designed to provoke public debate.

An independent jury, consisting of Film Director Maria Fuglevaag Warsinski (chair), Lecturer Nazneen Khan-Østrem, Professor Bjørn Sørenssen and Dean Malte Wadman, has assessed the applications and arrived at a final result.
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From the Heart Productionshttp://www.fromtheheartproductions.com/grant-guidelines.shtmlThe Roy W. Dean Grant funds short films, documentaries, and independent features that are budgeted under $500,000. They must be films that are unique and make a contribution to society.
We fund compelling stories about little known subjects, historical films, and films that touch hearts. We like films that expose, and bring, important information to light; as well as films about little known people when there is a good story. We are story-tellers, and that is the main criteria for entering and winning our grants; stories that can change, heal, and enrich, our lives.
Social impact
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Global Film Initiativehttp://www.globalfilm.org/granting.htmThe Global Film Initiative's Granting Program awards fifteen to twenty grants per year, of up to $10,000 each, to filmmakers whose work exhibits artistic excellence, authentic self-representation and accomplished storytelling. Funds received from grants are used to support completion of film production and to subsidize post-production costs such as laboratory and sound mixing fees, and access to advanced editing systems. pre-production, production, post-production
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The Guardian Documentaryhttp://www.theguardian.com/news/series/the-guardian-documentaryA weekly slot for new short international documentary stories, produced by the best independent filmmakers.
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Gucci-Tribeca Documentary Fundhttp://www.tribecafilminstitute.org/filmmakers/gucci_documentary/Provides finishing funds to feature-length documentaries which highlight and humanize issues of social importance from around the world. For films, based anywhere, that are in production or post-production with the intended premiere exhibition. Grants range from $10,000 to $25,000.production, post-production
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Hartley Film Foundationhttp://hartleyfoundation.org/grantsHartley Film Foundation provides support through seed grants for documentaries that the Foundation fiscally sponsors.The Foundation does not provide production, finishing or outreach grants.

Hartley awards grants for documentaries in the areas of world religions and spirituality.
Religion,
spirituality
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HOT-DOCS Cross Currents fundhttp://www.hotdocs.ca/i/crosscurrents-doc-fundThe CrossCurrents Doc Fund is an international production fund that aims to foster storytelling from within communities whose perspectives have been historically underrepresented or marginalized. The Fund supports the work of filmmakers from within these communities rather than those looking in from the outside. It prioritizes emerging filmmakers who can illustrate a relationship between the film’s subject and their own experience.development, production
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HOT-DOCS Shaw Media Fundhttp://www.hotdocs.ca/funds/shaw_media_hot_docs_funds/The Shaw Media-Hot Docs Funds consist of a $3-million completion fund and a $1-million development fund. In nurturing Canadian talent and giving voice to a diversity of viewpoints, the Funds will ultimately help Canadian documentaries reach new audiences and much-needed financial support to filmmakers facing financing gaps at critical stages in their projects. Hot Docs will manage and disperse the Funds’ benefit monies over a seven-year perioddevelopment, completetion
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HOT-DOCS-Blue Ice Film Fundhttp://www.hotdocs.ca/shawmedia/hot_docs_blue_ice_film_documentary_f und


The Hot Docs-Blue Ice Group Documentary Fund is a $1-million production fund will provide financial support to independent documentary filmmakers based in developing African countries, with the goal of helping to increase the quality and quantity of social, cultural and political documentaries produced in the region. Generously established by Toronto-based Blue Ice Film, the Fund will be administered by Hot Docs and disbursements will be made over the next five years.
AfricaDevelopment, production
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Hubert Bals Fundhttp://www.filmfestivalrotterdam.com/professionals/hubert_bals_fund/The country of development and production should be on the DAC-list. The Fund is restricted to the support of feature films and creative feature-length documentary projects with theatrical potential. Shorts, documentaries and films specially made for television will not be taken in consideration.script, development, post-production
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IDFA Bertha Fund (Europe)http://www.idfa.nl/industry/idfa-bertha-fund/ibf-europe.aspxAims to stimulate the collaboration between independent European producers and producers from developing countries by supporting the production and distribution of documentaries realized thru co-productions.International co-production and distribution support
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IDFA BERTHA Fund (formerly Jan Vrijman Fund)http://www.idfa.nl/industry/idfa-bertha-fund/about.aspxThe IDFA Bertha Fund is the only fund in the world dedicated solely to stimulating and empowering the creative documentary sector in Africa, Asia, Latin America, the Middle East and parts of Eastern Europe. - See more at: http://www.idfa.nl/industry/idfa-bertha-fund/about.aspx#sthash.jNigMeoH.dpuf
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Impact Partners http://www.impactpartnersfilm.com/about_filmmakers.phpAt Impact Partners, we look to finance powerful documentaries that address contemporary social issues. We welcome unsolicited submissions.production, post-production
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Influence Film Foundationhttp://www.influencefilmfoundation.com/Influence Film Foundation provides grant funding to late-stage documentary film projects. Because it’s increasingly difficult to find the resources needed to make great documentaries, we actively participate in unlocking new funding options. Each grantee will receive guidance in developing partnerships and entering the marketplace with the most effective positioning.
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ITVS Fundshttp://itvs.org/fundingOpen Call provides completion funds for single nonfiction public television programs on any subject, and from any viewpoint. Projects must have begun production as evidenced by a work-in-progress video. Open Call funding is only available to independent producers who are citizens or legal residents of the U.S. and its external territories.production
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Jerome Foundationhttp://www.jeromefdn.org/apply/mn-nyc-film-video/review-funding-processThe Jerome Foundation, offers grants to not-for-profit arts organizations and to fiscal sponsors applying on behalf of artists for the creation, development, and production of new works by emerging artists in New York City and Minnesota.
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Just Films http://www.fordfoundation.org/work/our-grants/justfilms/JustFilms focuses on film, video and digital works that show courageous people confronting difficult issues and actively pursuing a more just, secure and sustainable world.social justice
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Knight Foundationhttp://www.knightfoundation.org/apply/We are always looking for innovative ideas that advance informed and engaged communities. To apply for funding, all you have to do is submit a brief letter of inquiry.
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Latino Film Fundhttp://latinofilmfund.org/home/filmgrants/Both narrative and documentary films are considered for our seed grant program. The projects we seek to support are well-crafted film projects, which present unique, true-to-life Latino stories and further our mission to “expand the Latino perspective” presented through media. We will consider fictional stories and films exploring real-life issues taking place in the United States or internationally.Latinodevelopment, pre-production, production
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Lee Hysan Documentary Seed Grantshttp://www.hkdocumentary.com/seed-grants/Up to 5 seed grants per year for Hong Kong residents or for Hong Kong related subjects. The Lee Hysan Foundation will provide seed funding and in collaboration with JMSC and CNEX, provide mentorship and professional guidance on production and post-production to start-up filmmakers.Hong KongDevelopment
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LEF Foundationhttp://www.lef-foundation.org/LEF is a private family foundation that funds creative endeavors in California and the New England region. LEF values strong aesthetics, entrepreneurial thinking, and a spirit of adventure in all of the projects it supports.
Creative Pre-production, production, post-production
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Loreen Arbus Granthttp://www.nywift.org/article.aspx?id=LASThrough the generosity of Loreen Arbus, New York Women in Film and Television has established the Loreen Arbus Disability Awareness Grant. The film completion grant for $7,500 will be awarded to a woman filmmaker for a film on physical or developmental disability issues.
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Macarthur Foundation
http://www.macfound.org/programs/media/MacArthur supports the production and distribution of news and documentary programs for television, radio, and the web that help inform the American public about important domestic and international current affairs and policy issues.Social challenges, unreported worldproduction, post-production
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Mama Cash http://www.mamacash.org/apply-for-a-grant-2/Mama Cash supports ambitious feminist and women's rights organisations and initiatives led by and for women, girls and trans people. Mama Cash also supports women’s funds.
Womens issues
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Manuel Rivera Ortiz Foundationhttp://www.mrofoundation.org/?page/84070/film-grantsManuel Rivera Ortiz Foundation for documentary Photogrpahy & film will award a $5000 USD grant to a single completed 'Short- short' documentarry film project. Our grant is open to up and coming, independent film makers and sirectors in all countries. Participants must be committed to the field of reportage and documentary filmmaking. social issues
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MEDIA EUhttps://eacea.ec.europa.eu/creative-europe/funding/development-single-project-slate-funding_enTo increase the capacity of film producers to develop European Audiovisual works with a potential to circulate in the Union and beyond, and to facilitate European and international cooperation. This scheme supports proposals to develop a Single Project or a Slate of 3 to 5 projects (Slate Funding) intended primarily for cinema release, television broadcasting or commercial exploitation on digital platforms.development
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Miller / Packan Film Fundhttp://rogovy.org/film-fund/The Miller / Packan* Film Fund supports documentaries that Educate, Embrace and Inspire. The Fund is financed through the Rogovy Foundation. We believe in the transformational power that comes from enlightening narratives and inspiring characters.Social issues, education, environment, civicsadvanced development, production, post production
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Movies that Matter - START UP GRANThttp://www.moviesthatmatter.nl/english_index/international/support_programme/START UP GRANTS - with tailored advice and a grant of up to EUR 7,500, for new, innovative projects and starting festivals.

*To promote the screenings of human rights cinema worldwide, Movies that Matter Support Programme offers modest small grants to human rights film events in Africa, Asia, Latin America, the Middle East and Eastern Europe, especially in countries with limited resources and freedom of press. These events can take various forms, such as human rights film festivals, LGBT festivals, mobile cinema projects, school screenings, grassroots distribution and film outreach projects.
Human rightsDevelopment
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Movies that Matter - IMPACT GRANT http://www.moviesthatmatter.nl/english_index/international/support_programme/IMPACT GRANTS- for more established festivals that aim to increase their effectiveness and impact, with a grant amount of up to EUR 10,000.


*To promote the screenings of human rights cinema worldwide, Movies that Matter Support Programme offers modest small grants to human rights film events in Africa, Asia, Latin America, the Middle East and Eastern Europe, especially in countries with limited resources and freedom of press. These events can take various forms, such as human rights film festivals, LGBT festivals, mobile cinema projects, school screenings, grassroots distribution and film outreach projects.
human rightsdistribution, impact
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Mountain Film Commitment Granthttp://www.mountainfilm.org/initiatives/commitment-grantsWe are committed to help creative individuals tell stories that represent the spirit of Mountainfilm. Every year, we award five grants for $5,000 each to filmmakers, photographers, artists and adventurers whose projects are intended to move audiences to action on issues that matter.
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NEH Bridging Cultreshttp://www.neh.gov/grants/public/bridging-cultures-through-film-international-topicsNEH’s Division of Public Programs supports activities that engage millions of Americans in understanding significant humanities works and ideas. The Bridging Cultures through Film: International Topics program supports films that examine international themes and subjects in the humanities. The films are meant to spark Americans’ engagement with the broader world by exploring countries and cultures outside of the United States.development. production
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NextPix/FirstPixhttp://nextpix.com/v1_1/projects/firstpix.htmlNextpix/Firstpix will fund films with a budget under $250k that are the first or second film by a director and are crowdfunding part of that budget. Rather than fund on a pre-determined cycle, we will accept queries from any film that is being crowdfunded at any point during the year. The film should have a positive humanitarian message. We will accept queries from any film that is being crowd funded at any point during the year.Humanistic mediaCrowdfunding
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New York Times Op-Docshttp://www.nytimes.com/2015/01/22/opinion/about-op-docs.htmlOp-Docs is The New York Times editorial department’s award-winning section for short, opinionated documentaries, produced with wide creative latitude and a range of artistic styles, covering current affairs, contemporary life and historical subjects. Documentary submissions by both renowned and emerging independent filmmakers and artists are welcome. Join the conversation on Twitter with #nytopdocs.
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NYSCA Fundhttp://www.earts.org/usr/2015_Presentation_Funds_Guidelines.pdfNYSCA accepts grant proposals each year from nonprofit organizations incorporated in New York State. NYSCA is organized into discipline-based funding areas.
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Open Meadows Foundationhttps://sites.google.com/site/openmeadowsfoundation/Open Meadows Foundation is a grant-making organization seeking projects that promote gender/racial/economic justice. The projects must be led by and benefit women and girls, particularly those from vulnerable communities.

Open Meadows Foundation funds projects that do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, national origin, gender identity and expression, sexual identity and expression, age or ability. It offers grants of up to $2000.
gender/racial/
economic justice
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Panavision filmmaker programme
http://www.panavision.com/info-rulesPanavision® believes in helping students and beginning filmmakers achieve their dreams. More than 25 years ago, Panavision launched the New Filmmaker Program, an ongoing grant program that loans camera packages to film schools, training programs, and independent filmmakers – at little or no charge. Panavision’s commitment to the industry's future provides student and beginning filmmakers the opportunity to work with professional grade equipment early in their careers.pre-production
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Pare Lorentz Fund
http://www.documentary.org/parelorentzThe 2014 Pare Lorentz Documentary Fund will provide production grants totaling $95,000 to be used in the creation of original, independent documentary films that illuminate pressing issues in the United Statesproduction, post-production
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Points North Fellowshiphttp://camdenfilmfest.org/pointsnorth/fellowshipThe Points North Fellowship is a unique opportunity for six documentary filmmakers (or filmmaking teams) to develop their feature-length works-in-progress through a combination of focused industry mentorship, workshops, meetings and a public pitch session at the Camden International Film Festival.Development
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Prince Claus Fund
http://www.princeclausfund.org/en/programmes/grants-collaborationsPrince Claus fund supports innovative, high qulaity cultural inititives, in spaces where resources and opportunites for cultural expression,, creative production and research re limited
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Pulse BRITDOC Fundbritdoc.org/genesis10 x £5000 grants per year for development of boldly creative documentary cinema. Plus offer of co-production and further finance to some selected projects. CreativeEarly development
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The Redford Center Grantshttp://www.redfordcenter.org/for-filmmakers/grants-programRedford Center Grants will provide grants, mentorship opportunities, and networking support to impact filmmakers who understand the power of a well-told, well-timed story to inspire positive change in the world. This year the program will provide support for five feature-length, environmentally-focused impact film projects in the early stages of development.EnvironmentDevelopment
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Rockefeller Foundation
http://www.rockefellerfoundation.org/grantsThrough grantmaking, The Rockefeller Foundation works to spread the benefits of globalization to more people in more places around the world.
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Roy W Dean Film Grants
http://fromtheheartproductions.com/how-to-apply-for-grants/The Roy W. Dean Grant funds short films, documentaries, and independent features that are budgeted under $500,000. They must be films that are unique and make a contribution to society. We fund compelling stories about little known subjects, historical films, and films that touch hearts. We like films that expose, and bring, important information to light; as well as films about little known people when there is a good story. We are story-tellers, and that is the main criteria for entering and winning our grants; stories that can change, heal, and enrich, our lives.
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SANAD Fund
http://www.abudhabifilmfestival.ae/en/sanad-fund/about
SANAD has 500,000 USD at its disposal annually and makes grants in the following categories:

Development: Up to 20,000 USD per project
Post-production: Up to 60,000 USD per project
SANAD reserves the right to determine the amount of the grant awarded to each recipient.
development, post-production
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Scottish Documentary Institute / Bridging The Gaphttp://www.scottishdocinstitute.com/The initiative aims to bridge the gap between training/graduation and a first commission by offering Scottish-based filmmakers the opportunity to work closely with Scottish Documentary Institute and make 10 minute documentaries.Scotland, ShortsDevelopment
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SFFS Documentary Film Fundhttp://www.sffs.org/filmmaker360/grants#.U99Yx4BdXZoThe SFFS Documentary Film Fund supports riveting documentaries in postproduction distinguished by compelling stories, intriguing characters and an innovative visual approach. A total of $300,000 has been disbursed between 2011 and 2013 to documentary filmmakers nationwide.Post-production
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Silver Fundhttp://www.silverfundfilms.com/The Silver Fund is looking to support productions at an already advanced stage of development, to assist those stand-out projects that are ready to go into production, but which are not yet fully financed.
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SORFOND: Norwegian South Film Fundhttp://www.filmfrasor.no/sorfond/aboutThe grant shall contribute to strengthen film as a cultural expression, to promote diversity and artistic integrity on the international film scene, and to strengthen freedom of expression. The grant shall also contribute to an increased cooperation between Norwegian and international film industries. The purpose of SØRFOND grants is to stimulate the production of films in developing countries where such production is limited by political or economic causes.Production
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Southern Documentary Fundhttp://southerndocumentaryfund.org/home/The Southern Documentary Fund is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) arts organization that cultivates documentaries made in or about the American South. Inspired by our core belief that documentaries have the power to change lives, SDF serves as a leading advocate for powerful Southern storytelling, providing filmmakers with professional support, fiscal sponsorship, and creative community. North CarolinaDevelopment, production, post-production
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Sundance Documentary Fundhttp://www.sundance.org/programs/documentary-fund/Sundance Documentary Fund and Awards are a core component of the Documentary Film Program (DFP). The Fund provides creative and financial support to cinematic, feature documentaries from independent filmmakers globally. We provide $1M-$2M in non-recoupable financing annually across all stages of development, production, post-production, and strategic audience engagement.Production
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Telefilm Canadahttp://www.telefilm.ca/en/funds-and-programs/theatrical-documentary-program The Theatrical Documentary Program is a partnership between Telefilm Canada and the Rogers Group of Funds. This unique public-private collaboration provides financing for feature-length documentary projects during their production and post-production stages.Production, post-production
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TFI Documentary Fundhttps://tribecafilminstitute.org/programs/detail/tfi_documentary_fundFor films, based anywhere, that are in advanced stages of development or in production or post-production. Grants of at least $10,000.CreativeDevelopment, production, post-production
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TFI Latin America Media Arts Fundhttps://tribecafilminstitute.org/programs/detail/tfi_latin_america_media_arts_fundSupports innovative film and video artists living and working in the Caribbean, Mexico, Central and South America whose works reflect their diverse cultures in the documentary or mixed media form. Grants up to $10,000 for projects that are in production or post-production.Development, production, post-production
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TFI New Media Fund https://tribecafilminstitute.org/programs/detail/tfi_new_media_fundFunding and support to non-fiction, social issue media projects which go beyond traditional screens—integrating film with content across media platforms, from video games, apps, social networks and Web. For projects based anywhere in advanced development or beyond. Grants range from $50,000 to $100,000.Advanced development
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The Diverse Voices Project (POV - PBS)http://www.pbs.org/pov/filmmakers/diverse-voices-project.phpThe Diverse Voices Project IV (DVP), with up to $100,000 in co-production funding available to emerging filmmakers, is POV's initiative to support stories about diverse communities produced by emerging makers.Production
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The Documentary Companyhttp://www.documentarycompany.com/We're looking for compelling stories within the four categories of Human Interest, Politics, Music, and Nature and the Environment.

We're looking for strong commercial proposals with international appeal from experienced producers, directors and production companies.
Human interest, politics, music, nature and the environment
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The Fledgling Fundhttp://www.thefledglingfund.org/apply/Fledgling has one open application cycle per year for film and creative media projects. Most of these grants support outreach and audience engagement for social issue documentaries and range from smaller planning grants to implementation grants for projects that have a clear plan ready to launch. A small number of these grants support post-production for timely projects that have strong social change potential. All of these grants typically range from $5K to $30K.Social issuesOutreach, engagement
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The Guardianhttp://www.theguardian.com/profile/charlie-phillipsVarious pitching opportunities and commissions for short documentaries to be featured on the Guardian website. Contact the Head of Documentaires for details.
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The Jerome Foundation
http://www.jeromefdn.org/applyGeneral Program: open to not-for-profit arts organizations and to fiscal sponsors applying on behalf of artists for the creation, development, and production of new works by emerging artists in New York City and Minnesota.

New York City and Minnesota Film, Video, and Digital Production Programs: open to emerging individual film, video, and digital production artists.
Creation, development, production
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Tipping Point Film Fundhttp://www.tippingpointfilmfund.com/site/about-us/why-tipping-point/We want to create a fund supported by individuals joining us on a film’s journey – from development to production, distribution to campaigning… combining the energies of film-makers, film-goers and activists – and building a base of forward looking, committed supporters backing great films and film-makers.Social justiceAll stages
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Valentine Foundationhttp://www.valentinefoundation.org/grantmaking/application-procedure/A charitable foundation committed to funding organizations and programs that produce significant change in the social, economic and political systems and institutions that impact the lives of women and girls in order to make those lives more equitable. Grants are given in accordance with specific “Social Change Indicators” developed by the Women’s Funding Network. The Trustees are interested in funding organizations and programs for girls and women who are systemically underserved.
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