Funding Opportunity

The Redford Center Grants program celebrates and supports diversity in environmental filmmaking. Because not everyone has the same motivations for wanting to protect and restore the planet. That’s why they look to solutions—and to the people who are driving them—for inspiration and hope.

They invite applications from filmmakers working on feature-length documentary films focused on environmental issues and solutions in the United States.

Each filmmaking team chosen will receive the following support:

With support from John D. And Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, Sundance Institute’s Documentary Film and Native American and Indigenous Programs have partnered on a short film fund aimed at finding, nurturing and elevating documentary stories from Native and Indigenous storytellers from around the world. Non-recoupable grants of up to $25,000USD will be awarded to support up to 5 projects that will have the opportunity to launch on The Guardian’s video platform.

Latino Public Broadcasting (LPB) wants to hear your stories! The 2018 LPB Funding Cycle is now accepting applications for two funding initiatives, the Current Issues Fund (CIF) and the Public Media Content Fund (PMCF).

The Firelight Media Documentary Lab is an 18-month fellowship program that supports filmmakers from racially and ethnically underrepresented communities working on their first or second feature length documentary film. The Lab provides filmmakers with customized mentorship from prominent leaders in the documentary world, funding, professional development workshops and networking opportunities.

The Southern Documentary Fund is proud to announce two new grant programs. A production grant of $10,000 and a research and development grant of $5,000. Submissions will be accepted until June 15th.

The Sundance Documentary Film Program supports non-fiction filmmakers worldwide in the production of cinematic documentaries on contemporary themes. Established in 2002 with founding support from Open Society Foundations, the Program is a vibrant global resource for independent non-fiction storytelling.

The Women’s Film Preservation Fund (WFPF), a project of New York Women in Film & Television (NYWIFT) announces the opening of submissions for its film PRESERVATION grants for this year. The deadline is June 15, 2018.

The Rogovy Foundation’s new Focus Grant provides $15,000 in development funding for curated documentary film topics. The Foundation’s goal is to encourage awareness, debate and solutions on issues identified as ripe for discussion. Currently, nine topics are listed on the website, soliciting Requests for Proposals. Some of the topic working titles are: The Empathy Gene; Cannabis vs. Opioids; The Ark of Taste; Missing Public Heroes.

Vision Maker Media (VMM) can offer reimbursement of up to $500 towards film festival entry fees (as VMM’s budget allows) for your VMM funded film. Upon request, VMM can send you a list of suggested film festivals, including Native American specific festivals, for your consideration.

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