Sundance Documentary Fund: Production and Post-Production

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.

Production/post-production grants provide funds to projects offering 10+ minutes of edited material for the project being proposed. The reel should convey the narrative and aesthetic approach for the final film. A previous sample work must also be included with the application.

Who can apply

Filmmakers from across the USA and the world.

Funding available

The funding is up to $50,000.

Contact details

Tel: +1 310 360 1981

Eligible candidates

  • All Film Director(s)

Types of funding available

  • Post-production
  • Production

Applications accepted from