Funding Programmes

  • Latino Film Fund Seed Grant

    Latino Film Fund

    Both narrative and documentary films are considered for the LFF seed grant program. The Fund seeks to support projects, which present unique, true-to-life Latino stories and further its mission to "expand the Latino perspective" presented through media. The Fund considers fictional stories and films exploring real-life issues taking place in the United States or internationally. All film projects submitted must be "Latino-themed." "Latino-themed" film is a term that encompasses the presence of one or more of the following: characters, conflicts, plots, environment and/or settings that reflect the Latino/Hispanic/Latin American culture. It is the organization's mission to "expand the Latino perspective" in media and mainstream film, supporting the production of unique, true-to-life media portrayals of Latinos and the Latino culture that will help chip away at bandied clichés that are of the limited current Latino presence in the media content of the United States.

  • MacArthur Foundation

    MacArthur Foundation

    MacArthur supports the production and distribution of news and documentary programs for television, radio, and the web that help inform the American public about important domestic and international current affairs and policy issues.

  • Manuel Rivera Ortiz Foundation Film Grants

    Manuel Rivera Ortiz Foundation

    Manuel Rivera Ortiz Foundation for documentary photography & film awards grant to single completed (short) documentarry film projects.

  • Miller / Packan Film Fund

    Rogovy Foundation

    The Miller / Packan Film Fund supports documentaries that "educate, embrace and inspire." The Fund believes in the transformational power that comes from enlightening narratives and inspiring characters.

  • Movies that Matter Support Programme

    Movies that Matter

    To promote the screenings of human rights cinema worldwide, Movies that Matter Support Programme offers modest small grants to human rights film events in Africa, Asia, Latin America, the Middle East and Eastern Europe, especially in countries with limited resources and freedom of press. These events can take various forms, such as human rights film festivals, LGBT festivals, mobile cinema projects, school screenings, grassroots distribution and film outreach projects.

  • New York Times Op-Docs

    The New York Times

    Op-Docs is The New York Times editorial department's award-winning section for short, opinionated documentaries, produced with wide creative latitude and a range of artistic styles, covering current affairs, contemporary life and historical subjects. Op-Doc videos are produced by both renowned and emerging filmmakers who express their views in the first person, through their subjects, or more subtly through an artistic approach to a topic. Each Op-Doc is accompanied by a director's statement. Since Op-Docs started in 2011, several series have been introduced: Scenes (for very short work — snippets of street life, brief observations and interviews, clips from experimental works), Verbatim (which transforms legal transcripts into dramatic performances), Animated Life (which explores pivotal moments of scientific discovery) as well as Interactive and Multimedia special.

  • Nordisk Film and TV Fond: Digital Distribution Support

    Nordisk Film and TV Fond

    The Fond's primary purpose is to promote film and TV productions of high quality in the five Nordic countries (Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden), by providing support to creative documentaries. The aim of the strategic digital distribution support is to improve the circulation of Nordic Films within the Nordic Region by reaching audiences through different platforms. The films supported should run on digital platforms (VoD, mobile phones etc) that serve either as an addition to, or as an alternative to the traditional cinema release and broadcast television in a Nordic country other than the films land of origin. Candidates must have rights to the Nordic films for which they are applying and a detailed release plan on digital platforms. The budget for the digital distribution support is NOK 2 million. The support is not subject to reimbursement.

  • Nordisk Film and TV Fond: Nordic Film Marketing Support

    Nordisk Film and TV Fond

    Nordic film marketing support is designed to help distributors hire and develop marketing specialists whose task would be to work exclusively on the theatrical and/or VOD release of 1 to 3 Nordic films for up to a one year period, with focus on social media and younger audiences. The support is intended to complement the Fond’s existing single project support and high five slate support.

  • Nordisk Film and TV Fond: Recruited Audience Screening (RAS)

    Nordisk Film and TV Fond

    Nordisk Film & TV Fond provides funding support to Recruited Audience Screenings of Nordic films. Support may be applied for by Nordic distributors in the country where the non-national Nordic film is considered being released theatrically. The purpose is to allow Nordic distributors to assess market potential of non-national Nordic films they are considering licensing with a "mini" Recruited Audience Screening (with funds dedicated to screening costs and if necessary local subtitling).

  • Pare Lorentz Fund

    International Documentary Association

    The Pare Lorentz Documentary Fund supports full-length documentary films that reflect the spirit and nature of Pare Lorentz's work, exhibiting objective research, artful storytelling, strong visual style, high production values, artistic writing, and outstanding music composition, as well as skillful direction, camerawork and editing.