Hartley Film Foundation

Institution: Hartley Film Foundation


Hartley Film Foundation awards grants for compelling character-driven documentaries that illuminate the impact of religions on today's global issues. The Foundation provides support through seed grants and fiscal sponsorship. The Foundation does not provide production, finishing or outreach grants.

Hartley also provides filmmakers with fiscal sponsorship services. Included in those services is the opportunity for one-on-one consultations with outreach and communication strategists who harness the power of film to spark social change. These strategists provide expert advice to film directors and producers in regard to potential partnerships and outreach campaigns.

To apply for a grant, send a proposal via post in one package that includes the following:
- Project narrative
- Project style
- Target audience and distribution strategy
- Advisory board, if applicable
- Bios of key crew
- Budget
- Fundraising strategy
- Sample of past work (must be a documentary) or a link to past work

Hartley works on a rolling submission basis, so there are no deadlines.

Contact details

Hartley Film Foundation, Inc.
49 Richmondville Avenue, Suite 204
Westport, Connecticut 06880
Attn: Sarah Masters

Phone: +1 800 937 1819


Eligible candidates

Types of funding available

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