Funding Programmes

  • Whicker's World Foundation Funding Award

    Whicker's World Foundation

    Each year £80,000 is awarded to a new director with the most promising pitch for an authored documentary which fulfils the core criteria of the Foundation and can be completed for screening with this award. The money is paid in instalments to the director's film company, enabling a project which deserves to be realised, to reach as wide an audience as possible. A second award of £10,000 is granted to contribute to a film fund for a runner-up.

  • Women in Film Foundation: Film Finishing Fund

    Women in Film Foundation

    The Women in Film Foundation's Film Finishing Fund (WIFF FFF) supports films by, for and about women by providing cash grants of up to $15,000 and in-kind donations such as production services. The program funds filmmakers working in both short and long formats in all genres-narrative, documentary, educational, animated and experimental. Since the inception of the Fund in 1985, the Foundation has awarded more than $2 million in cash and in-kind services to 170 films, ensuring that innovative films can be completed and seen by audiences worldwide. The organization's Film Finishing Fund is generously sponsored by Netflix, which provides cash grants and meaningful consultation regarding distribution to filmmakers. In order to apply for a FFF grant, there are slightly different requirements for documentary and narrative films. A documentary filmmaker must have completed principal photography and a rough cut, while a narrative film maker must have finished 90 percent of principal photography and a rough cut the time of application.

  • World Cinema Fund Europe Programme: Distribution Funding

    World Cinema Fund (Berlinale)

    The WCF extends its support to companies from European countries participating in the MEDIA sub-programme. The WCF Europe eligible regions and countries are the same as for the World Cinema Fund (Latin America, Central America, the Caribbean, Africa, the Middle East, the Caucasus, Central Asia and Southeast Asia, as well as Bangladesh, Nepal and Sri Lanka) plus – only for WCF Europe - Belarus, Moldova, and Ukraine.

  • World Cinema Fund Europe Programme: Production Funding

    World Cinema Fund (Berlinale)

    The WCF extends its support to companies from European countries participating in the MEDIA sub-programme. WCF Europe supports the realization of films (feature-length fiction films and creative documentaries) from WCF Europe eligible regions and countries. The premises of the selection are the artistic quality and the content of the projects as well as their feasibility. Special consideration is given to funding projects by production companies from countries with the lowest production capacity inside the eligible WCF Europe regions and/or to European countries that are not yet fully involved in international co-productions. The WCF Europe eligible regions and countries are the same as for the World Cinema Fund (Latin America, Central America, the Caribbean, Africa, the Middle East, the Caucasus, Central Asia and Southeast Asia, as well as Bangladesh, Nepal and Sri Lanka) plus – only for WCF Europe - Belarus, Moldova, and Ukraine. The WCF Europe supports projects that are structured as international co-productions between the countries of origin and European countries (countries participating in the MEDIA sub-programme) and that are at a very advanced stage at the time of applying are ready to go into production within three months of the jury's funding decision.

  • World Cinema Fund: Distribution Funding

    World Cinema Fund (Berlinale)

    Together with the Federal Foundation for Culture and in cooperation with the Goethe Institute, the Foreign Ministry and German producers, the World Cinema Fund works to support cinema in regions with a weak film infrastructure, while fostering cultural diversity in German cinemas. The World Cinema Fund supports distribution of feature films and feature-length documentaries. The support is focused on the following regions: Latin America, Central America, the Caribbean, Africa, the Middle East, Central Asia, Southeast Asia and the Caucasus. Applications for distribution funding support can be submitted continually.

  • World Cinema Fund: Production Funding

    World Cinema Fund (Berlinale)

    Together with the Federal Foundation for Culture in cooperation with the Goethe Institute, the Foreign Ministry and German producers, the World Cinema Fund works to develop cinema in regions with a weak film infrastructure, while fostering cultural diversity in German cinemas. The World Cinema Fund supports films that could not be made without additional funding: Films that stand out with an unconventional aesthetic approach, that tell powerful stories and transmit an authentic image of their cultural roots. The World Cinema Fund has an annual budget of approximately € 350,000 and supports exclusively the production of feature films and feature-length documentaries. The support is focused on the following regions: Latin America, Central America, the Caribbean, Africa, the Middle East, Central Asia, Southeast Asia and the Caucasus.

  • WorldView Multimedia Fund

    Commonwealth Broadcasting Association (CBA)

    The WorldView Multimedia Fund provides an opportunity for established media producers/multimedia journalists to spend up to three months researching stories and programme/content ideas in the developing world. Applicants may find new stories while "in field" but are expected to have already identified multiple story ideas that would be of interest to a diverse range of UK media outlets, prior to contacting WorldView. The Multimedia Fund is a "rolling" fund with no deadlines or closing dates for applications.

  • WorldView New Genres Fund

    Commonwealth Broadcasting Association (CBA)

    The WorldView New Genres Fund supports the development of original, distinct and groundbreaking storytelling, from both emerging and established filmmakers; connecting and developing audiences both in the UK and the wider world, both in broadcast media and multiplatform, on an international scale.

  • WorldView Project Development Fund

    Commonwealth Broadcasting Association (CBA)

    The WorldView Project Development Fund is an ideas specific initiatives, which aims to improve understanding and awareness of the wider world among a global audience via mainstream broadcast and digital media.