Film & TV Funding Annual Award: With a main award of £100,000, the Film & TV Funding Award is awarded annually to an emerging filmmaker with the most promising pitch for a director-led documentary that fulfils the core criteria detailed here. The award is available internationally and it is free to apply. Application by 31st January 2023 (Midnight GMT).
2022 NRDC CLIMATE CHANGE STORYTELLING FELLOWSHIP: $20,000 grant for each to three writers to support revision of a feature screenplay or pilot that engages with climate change in a meaningful way. In addition, NRDC will connect each fellowship recipient with the following professionals for feedback and guidance on their scripts:
- A credited professional screenwriter with an interest in climate storytelling
- A climate story consultant from NRDC’s Rewrite the Future program to advise on effective approaches to climate storytelling that are entertaining and impactful
- NRDC experts to advise on climate issues highlighted in the script.
- After receiving these consultations, Fellows have six (6) months to complete a revision of their script. Revised scripts may be reviewed for development by prominent studios, agencies and/or production companies including Hyperobject Industries, Madica Productions, UTA and WME.
- At the end of the Fellowship, each recipient will provide a designated representative of the NRDC with a revised version of their script along with a short reflection on how the grant has been used to advance their work and/or impacted their career.
The first 400 writers that opt in with a qualified screenplay or pilot will receive one free month of hosting and one free evaluation. If you meet these criteria when you opt in, you will receive a notification. Fee Waivers must be requested no later than October 23, 2022.
Application until 30/11/2022. Evaluations purchased before midnight on October 30, 2022 will be guaranteed consideration. If you have any questions: firstname.lastname@example.org.
CREATIVE EUROPE MEDIA European co-development call has been launched. It supports independent European audiovisual production companies with experience on the European market for the co-development of animation, fiction and creative documentary projects (cinema, TV, non-linear). Deadline for applications: 8/9/2022.
2022 Catapult Development Grant (Round two): applications are due by 31/08/2022.
AXS FILM FUND: to support documentary filmmakers and non-fiction new media creators of color with disabilities. 2020 very clearly brought about the need for compassion and serious change. Between violence targeted at people of color, a fearful divided nation, and the global pandemic, it is more important now than ever to raise and support a body of more culturally diverse voices. Application by 31/07/2022.
Submit your rough cuts for the East Silver Market and get a chance to win the Silver Eye Award by 31/07/2022 here.
2. The Climate Story Fund: two calls a year
CROWDFUNDING & SPONSORING PLATFORMS
Coprocity Development Award: 5 000 euros price will award a project (feature-length film, more than 52 minutes) of the platform, curated by a jury of 3 members among others projects present on Coprocity.
32nd CINEMED Development Grant: for feature films, shorts and feature-length documentaries of the 44th edition of CINEMED, which will take place from 21 to 29 October in Montpellier, projects whose director is from one of the Mediterranean countries, Portugal, Armenia, Bulgaria and some other countries (depending on the competition) or whose subject is related to Mediterranean issues.
Cinekid Junior Co-production Market awards: for children's projects across the film and television sectors. Submit your children's film- or series project through this form, and read the regulations here.
Pierre & Alexandra Boulat Grant (8000 EUR): for an original doc project with a social purpose. The endowment will allow the winner to produce a story that has never been told but that the photographer cannot find support for within the media. Entry is free.
IDFA Bertha Fund Europe – Minority Co-production: this fund seeks to encourage European producers to participate as a minority co-producer in feature-length documentary projects by filmmakers from Africa, Asia, Eastern Europe, Latin America, the Caribbean, and Oceania.
FONDS POUR LA JEUNE CREATION FRANCOPHONE: for producers from French-speaking Sub-Saharan Africa and Haiti, call for projects in Production and Post-Production.
IDFA Bertha Fund Classic: grants that support projects in development or (post-)production. Contributions up to €7,500 for development support and €25,000 for production support.
Sundance Institute Documentary Fund Grant: support for independent nonfiction films with budgets under $1,000,000.
Banijay UK Bursary (35): for emerging talent across the television industry to attend Sheffield DocFest 2022, taking place 23-28 June. Successful applicants will receive:
Children's Resilience in Film Award (Shine Global): for any films or filmmakers celebrating the inspiring strength, creativity, and power of children across the world with a $25,000 cash prize. Submission deadline: 31/05/2022.
The Redford Center call: for 12 documentary feature films or series on environmental issue with proposed solution(s) at any stage of development, production, or postproduction. Each film receives a first-year (2022) $20,000 grant for production and/or impact campaign expenses, a GoPro camera package and an opportunity to present at a public film showcase with industry leaders. In year two (2023), we’ll award second-year grants to support the production, completion, and impact for up to five selected grantee projects. In addition to financial support, we work in a grantee cohort model and provide learning sessions and opportunities, networking and promotional support, and community building to all grantees. Questions? Please contact us at email@example.com. Application by 30/05/2022.
The SFFILM Documentary Film Fund (DFF) supports engaging documentaries in post-production which exhibit compelling stories, intriguing characters, and an original, innovative visual approach. DFF grants are awarded once each year to documentary feature projects and are open to filmmakers internationally. Individual grant amounts and the number of grants made will be determined on an annual basis. As with all SFFILM grants, in addition to the cash awards, recipients will gain access to numerous benefits through the comprehensive and dynamic SFFILM Makers artist development program.
EVIA FILM PROJECT: Agora Green Awards 10,000 euros award, works in Progress Award 6,000-euro cash prize, and Co-Production Award 4,000-euro cash prize for full-length fiction films, documentaries, new media and animation films from all over the globe. All selected projects should have ecological sustainability as their core or wider subject. In development, editing or at post-production stage.
CREATIVE EUROPE MEDIA European Slate Development call for proposals supports independent European audiovisual production companies with experience of the European market and a capacity to cooperate with actors from the MEDIA countries in the development of a catalog of 3 to 5 fiction, animation or creative documentary projects (cinema, TV, non-linear) with high creative and artistic value and which have defined relevant and credible development, financing and distribution strategies for these works at the national, European and international levels.
Natgeo grant: application for documentary project grant up to 20 000 USD closed.
TFL Co-production Fund: for experienced filmmakers with a third (or more) feature film project (fiction, animation and documentaries) in advanced development or in pre-production. This fund supports co-productions between European and international producers. The applicant must be a producer based in one of the countries participating in the MEDIA sub-program. In addition to a grant of €50,000, the selected project will benefit from tailor-made consultations with experts in various fields of filmmaking.
Catapult Film Grant: for non fiction 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 closed.
The IJ4EU Impact Award: 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. Applications closed.Festival entre-vues post-production award: feature length film (fiction or documentary) submission closed.