Sundance Documentary Fund: Development

Institution: Sundance Institute


The Sundance Documentary Fund provides grants to filmmakers worldwide for projects that display: artful film language, effective storytelling, originality and feasibility, contemporary cultural relevance, and potential to reach and connect with its intended audience. Preference is given to projects that convey clear story structure, higher stakes and contemporary relevance, forward going action or questions, demonstrated access to subjects, and quality use of film craft.

Development: There is no reel required with an application, but clips, teasers, trailers, or images are highly encouraged. A previous work sample is required.

Who can apply

Filmmakers from across the USA and the world.

Funding available

The funding is up to $20,000.

Contact details

Tel: +1 310 360 1981

Eligible candidates

  • All Film Director(s)

Types of funding available

  • Development and Production Support
  • Project Development

Applications accepted from