Funding Programmes



    The BRITDOC Circle Fund is a funders group bonded by a passion for enabling the very best documentary film. The fund was set up in response to the growing demand by individual philanthropists and family foundations who are committed to helping secure a diverse and independent future for media. A fund reflecting the voices and concerns of creative filmmakers globally. A fund which complements existing international grantmakers, state funds, and broadcast partners for maximum effectiveness.

  • CAAM Documentary Fund

    Center for Asian American Media (CAAM)

    With support from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB), CAAM provides production funding to independent producers for national public television. Documentaries are eligible for production or post-production funding and must be intended for public television broadcast.

  • Catapult Film Fund

    Catapult Film Fund

    Catapult Film Fund provides development funding to documentary filmmakers who have a compelling story to tell, have secured access to their story and are ready to shoot and edit a piece for production fundraising purposes.

  • Chicken & Egg Pictures: Grants

    Chicken & Egg Pictures

    Chicken & Egg Pictures supports female non-fiction filmmakers whose artful and innovative storytelling catalyzes social change. Chicken & Egg Pictures have been been able to fund about 10 to 15 new projects each year via the Open Call. I Believe in You Grants support a filmmaker as she explores her vision, finds clarity in her story, or stays the creative course - be it the early stages of development or post production Liberty Grants offer a filmmaker the creative space and freedom to focus on getting to a locked and complete film or to launch on the festival circuit with her rights intact Celebration Grants support the bold, tenacious, trailblazing filmmaker - often a veteran artist, with several completed films to her name - as she continues pushing the genre, refining her craft, and challenging herself and the field

  • Cinereach


    Cinereach supports feature-length non-fiction and fiction films that are at the intersection of engaging storytelling, visual artistry, and vital subject matter.

  • Creative Capital

    Creative Capital

    Creative Capital provides integrated financial and advisory support to artists pursuing adventurous projects in all disciplines, including films. Creative Capital supports innovative and adventurous artists across the country through funding, counsel and career development services. Its pioneering approach—inspired by venture-capital principles—helps artists working in all creative disciplines realize their visions and build sustainable practices.

  • Creative England Production Fund

    Creative England

    The Creative England Production Fund supports the production of feature films of all genres (including documentaries). The fund now operates to quarterly deadlines rather than as a rolling fund.

  • Creative Europe MEDIA Development Single Projects + Slate Funding

    Creative Europe MEDIA

    Creative Europe MEDIA aims to increase the capacity of film producers who develop European Audiovisual works with a potential to circulate in the Union and beyond, and to facilitate European and international cooperation. This scheme supports proposals to develop a single project or a slate of 3 to 5 projects (slate funding) intended primarily for cinema release, television broadcasting or commercial exploitation on digital platforms in the following categories: - animation - creative documentary - fiction European production companies with proven experience interested in developing a single project or a slate of 3 to 5 projects demonstrating: - high creative/artistic value and cultural diversity - wide cross-border potential to reach audiences at European and international levels - greater cooperation between operators from different countries participating in the MEDIA sub-programme - enhanced audience reach based on marketing and distribution strategies envisaged from the development phase In the case of slate funding, the proposal shall also: - strengthen companies' positions in both the European and international markets as well as their financial capacity - expand companies' activities and their innovation capacity to explore new fields and markets

  • Croatian Audiovisual Centre: International Co-Production Funding and Support

    Croatian Audiovisual Centre

    The Croatian Audiovisual Centre provides funding for documentaries. The funds aim to develop talent and broaden the quality, range and ambition of Croatian film projects. The call for applications for International Co-production Scheme (i.e. minority co-production funding) is an open call with 4 yearly submission deadlines. Films supported by Croatian Audiovisual Centre Minority Co-Production scheme must be approved as official co-productions under a bilateral treaty or the European Convention on Cinematographic Co-Production. Where in exceptional cases Croatian Audiovisual Centre agrees to waive this requirement the film must still be structured as a bona fide co-production in which ownership, rights and revenues are shared among the co-producers.

  • Derek Freese Documentary Fund

    Derek Freese Documentary Fund (DFDF)

    Derek Freese Documentary Fund (DFDF) provides production support for feature-length documentary films that have both a strong narrative and a connection to Greater Philadelphia. DFDF helps support documentary filmmakers who are in various stages of the production and post-production process, and have a powerful story to tell and a strong vision for a finished film.