Bertha BRITDOC Fund for Journalism

Institution: BRITDOC


The Bertha BRITDOC Fund for Journalism is an international film fund dedicated to supporting long form feature documentaries of a journalistic nature. BRITDOC is looking for films that break the important stories of our time, expose injustice, bring attention to unreported issues and cameras into regions previously unseen.

Elements that can be supported:
- In-depth research & development
- Production funding for longitudinal investigations
- Editorial support for long-form documentary structure
- Hostile Environment Training
- Emergency transportation
- Legal Advice during production and post production
- Legal advice for complex E&O policies

Who can apply

Filmmakers with a journalistic background or those who are collaborating with journalists. It is key that the journalistic intent is embedded within the film itself rather than the film simply being about a journalist or journalistic institution.

Funding available

Funding available for feature length documentary films (65mins+ in length). Grants are in the range of £5,000 - £50,000. Funding decisions are made within 8 weeks of application, unless a project is an urgent response to events. BRITDOC is unlikely to fully fund a film so it must have international co-financing potential. BRITDOC does not fund retrospectively.

Contact details

Tel: +44 207 734 6558

Eligible candidates

Types of funding available

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