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2019 Funding Guide for Arab Producers

A comprehensive funding guide for Arab producers compiled by Irit Neidhardt.

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2019 Storyhive Documentary Edition

Opens: April 9, 2019 STORYHIVE is awarding 30 filmmakers $50,000 to produce documentary films about the places they live.

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Alfred P. Sloan Foundation New Media Grants

Advance public understanding and engagement with science through the support of innovative projects that use a range of media to reach a broad, cross-cultural audience.

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AMDOC Funds & Residencies

Through our broadcast, interactive and engagement programs, we've has nurtured generations of independent mediamakers with direct funding, mentorship, editorial support and national distribution and engagement strategies. In addition, we provide year-round support for the field through artist-centered programs that include filmmaker funds and talent incubation initiatives.

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CAAM: Mediamaker Support Opportunities

Explore all funding and support opportunities offered by the Center for Asian American Media.

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Catapult Film Fund

Catapult Film Fund provides development funding, up to $20,000, to help story-driven and cinematic documentary films get off the ground.

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CBS Writers Mentoring Program

The focus of this eight month program is on opening doors: providing opportunities to build relationships with network executives and show runners; to support new and emerging writers in their efforts to improve their craft; and to develop the interpersonal skills necessary to break in and succeed.

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Cinereach Film Grants

Cinereach develops, produces, finances, and supports feature-length fiction, nonfiction and hybrid films crafted for the big screen. Cinereach looks for projects (at any stage) that create deep and lasting impressions through story, character, or cinematic approach.

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Film Independent Fiscal Sponsorship

Fiscal sponsorship is an arrangement between an existing 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and an individual or entity lacking the legal status needed to receive grants from foundations, individual donors and government agencies.

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Film Independent Sloan Distribution Grant

The Sloan Distribution Grant is a $50,000 grant awarded by Film Independent to a film that is entering its distribution phase. Eligible films must depict themes, stories and characters grounded in real science, technology or economics.

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Firelight Media Documentary Lab

The lab provides filmmakers with one-on-one support, funding, professional development workshops and networking opportunities.

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Fledgling Fund for Documentary Film Outreach

Grants to support outreach and engagement for social issue documentary film projects that have the potential to inspire positive social change around issues that affect the health and well being of the most vulnerable.

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Holly Weird Film Festival Submissions: Now Open!

Use discount code "hollyweird2020ten" to receive 10% off your submission fees

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Hubert Bals Fund

The Hubert Bals Fund is designed to help remarkable or urgent feature films by innovative and talented filmmakers from Africa, Asia, Latin America, the Middle East, and parts of Eastern Europe on their road to completion.

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IDA Enterprise Documentary Fund

Production Grants Deadline: April 28, 2019 Development Grants Deadline: September 2, 2019 The IDA Enterprise Documentary Fund, with major support from The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, provides production and development funds to documentary films taking on in-depth explorations of original, contemporary stories and integrating journalistic practice into the filmmaking process.

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IDFA Bertha Fund

Applications to the IDFA Bertha Fund can be made in a variety of different funding categories. In all categories, the Fund is looking for films that use strong visual treatments to tell compelling stories and have the potential to reach a global audience.

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If/Then Short Documentary Program

If/Then Shorts is a new filmmaking initiative that awards monetary grants and provides year-round distribution mentorship to filmmakers creating short documentaries.

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ITVS Open Call

Open Call gives independent producers up to $350,000 to complete production for a standalone broadcast length documentary to air on public television.

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JustFilms Grants

We support artist-driven film and new media storytelling projects that explore aspects of inequality, as well as the organizations and networks that support these projects.

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KTQ Labs

Free, intimate feedback sessions for the critique and discussion of work-in-progress by an independent filmmaker. These intimate feedback sessions are open for incomplete projects at any stage of production, whether short fundraising demos or feature-length rough/fine cuts.

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Pacific Islanders in Communications: Opportunities

Explore all filmmaker opportunities offered by Pacific Islanders in Communications.

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Panavisions New Filmmaker Program

The New Filmmaker Program loans film or digital camera packages (based on availability) to filmmakers for student thesis films, “low-budget” independent features, showcase reels, Public Service Announcements, or any other type of short not-for-profit project.

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Points North Institute Artist Programs

Our Artist Programs are designed to bring together filmmakers, artists, industry leaders and local audiences, forming a creative community on the coast of Maine that nurtures the careers of diverse nonfiction storytellers and helps them develop a stronger artistic voice.

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Pop Culture Collaborative: Grants

Pop Culture Collaborative grants are awarded to organizations, companies and individuals working to drive mass audience experiences, cultural transformation, narrative shifts, and personal revelations through the power of modern media and entertainment.

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POV's Documentary Funding Calendar

Looking for funding for your documentary? Check out this list for U.S. and international funders.

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Screencraft Film Fund

Deadline: Rolling Every 6 months, up to two filmmakers will be awarded this production grant of up to $30,000 in production funds. We announce the recipient(s) of the grant approximately 10 weeks after each final deadline.

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SFFILM Grants

Our grants and fellowships provide financial support to independent filmmakers from across the country and throughout the world working on feature-length narrative and documentary projects.

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Vision Maker Media Grants

Each year, Vision Maker Media awards over $500,000 in production contracts to independent producers and public television stations to produce programming by and about Native Americans for use by PBS stations.

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WIF Film Finishing Fund

Opens: March 25, 2019 The Women In Film Finishing Fund gives grants to filmmakers working in both short and long formats, in all genres — narrative, documentary, animated and experimental. To apply for the Finishing Fund, the filmmaker must have completed 90% of principal photography and have a rough cut at the time of application (rough cuts must be uploaded at time of submission).

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Women Make Movies Fiscal Sponsorship Program

Our Fiscal Sponsorship is designed for women filmmakers who are actively fundraising for their film or video project and need 501(c)(3) non-profit tax-exempt status.