FILM FUNDS & GRANTS

  • EURIMAGES : feature length animation, fiction or documentary international coproductions fund.
     
  • EUROPE CREATIVE MEDIA: EU cinema and audiovisual fund.
     
  • EU funds for cinema and audiovisual.
     
  • Interactive mapping tool on funding opportunities for audiovisual and news media
     
  • IBERMEDIA: international film fund for Latin American, Spanish and Portuguese audiovisual and cinematographic films.
     
  • Visions Sud Est (Switzerland): Grants for feature length documentaries or fictions from the South (Africa, Latin America and Asia) and Eastern European countries (which are not members of the European Union).
     
  • Doc Society Funds (NY, USA & London, UK): non-profit film fund for documentary
    1. Pulse Doc Society Genesis Fund: international film fund supporting feature documentaries.
  • 2.    The Climate Story Fund: two calls a year
     
  • CAAM documentary fund: production or post-production funding to independent producers with stories that convey the richness and diversity of Asian American experiences. Awards typically range between $15,000 and $50,000.

  • The Sanbox Fund: offers grants for films exploring the link between science and culture through innovative documentary storytelling. It is administered by the Sundance Institute Documentary Fund, in collaboration with Sandbox Films.
  • OKRE's Accelerator Fund (UK): Charity giving grants to develop any documentary (including science, global issues, environment etc.) in 2021.
     
  • Chicken & Egg Pictures: US-based nonprofit film fund supporting women directed documentaries.
     
  • Documentary international financing guide published by FMC.
     
  • Gucci Tribeca Film Fund:  finishing funds to feature-length documentaries which highlight issues of social importance from around the world. The fund was geared towards films, based anywhere, in production or post-production. A select number of projects supported will spotlight the lives of women and committed agents of social and environmental change around the globe, and illuminate the ways they are working to improve their communities, their futures, and the world.
     
  • POV Documentary Film Funding: list of documentary funders. 
     
  • French data base of film financing sources.
     
  • Sundance Institute
     
  • Ford Foundation: for social justice documentaries.
     
  • The Redford Center: for environmental justice docs.

 

Forthcoming Submission Deadlines:

 

  • IBF Classic: submission deadline on 10/12/2021.​​

 

  • Catapult Film Grant: for nonfiction films and filmmakers: $10,000 grant plus six months of mentorship and professional development to five filmmakers in the early conception and research phase of developing a new film idea. Application by 15/11/2021, 5pm P.S.T.

 

  • The Whickers Film and TV Funding award: applications from 10/2021.
     
  • The IJ4EU Fund: call for investigative journalism projects to support cross-border investigative journalism projects in the EU. Applications must be submitted by teams with members based in at least two EU Member States or at least one EU Member State and the UK. IJ4EU also welcomes applications from journalists based in EU candidate countries and third countries, provided that they team up with colleagues from at least 2 Member States. The approximate amount available for this call is €835,000. Application until 04/10/2021.
     
  • Distribution IDFA Bertha Fund for international coproductions documentaries from Africa, Asia, Latin America, the Middle East, and Eastern Europe: submissions until 01/10/2021.

 

CLOSED SUBMISSIONS:

 

  • CrossCurrents Doc Funds by Hot Docs: feature length inclusive documentary project. Applications for the 2021 round of disbursements are closed. 
  • Daphne Caruana Galizia journalism Award: submission closed for a 20 000 EUR grant.
  • Ji.hlava Film Fund 2021: in-kind grants for European producers for visual and sound post-production of documentary and hybrid films at the stage of production or post-production. Submission closed.
  • The fund Investigative Journalism for Europe (IJ4EU): two calls for EU investigations closed.
    1. Investigation Support Scheme: grants of 5.000-50.000 €
    2. Freelance Support Scheme: grants until 20.000 €
  • CINEMED, development grant: submission closed.
  • Online Impact Lab (01/2021 & 8-9/03/2021, Geneva, Switzerland): documentary project about pressing social or environmental issues submission for an impact campaign development and to win a cash prize.