Funding Opportunity

The Center for Asian American Media (CAAM) is calling filmmakers to submit their documentary projects to their Media Fund. 

ITVS Digital Open Call is now open. They're looking for exceptional stories on any subject. We provide up to $30,000 in research and development funding to help you take your original digital content idea to the pilot stage for distribution on public media. 

Digital Open Call is only open to pre-production projects and supports: 

Timeline for the 2018 Public Media Project Fund
Deadline: March 1, 2018
Notification: June 2018

2018 Guidelines

Applicants will be required to create a user account and sign up. If you have any problems with the online application process, please contact Assistant Director, Rebekka Herrera (Ioway Tribe of Kansas and Nebraska) at or 402-472-0497.

Pre-arranged, one-on-one meetings with distributors, sales agents and festival programmers for finished, nearly finished and rough cut films.

Projects must be in a rough-cut or complete stage. Those that have an international appeal and would suit theatrical, broadcast or educational audiences are encouraged to apply. Participants have 15-minute meetings with decision makers during the Distribution Rendezvous sessions on Monday, May 1, 2017.

Must have Conference and Networking Pass or All-Access Pass

Hot Docs Deal Maker is a one-on-one pitch-meeting program for filmmakers seeking financing from the international marketplace.

Projects can be:

For over 18 years Working Films has recognized the power of stories to inform and inspire. With generous support from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, they are now funding the creation of new work to expand the canon of films available for grassroots groups and NGOs to enhance their programs, extend their reach, and move their missions forward. Working Films is pleased to launch this inaugural Request for Proposals (RFP) for our Docs in Action Fund.

The IDA Enterprise Documentary Fund provides production funds up to $100,000 to feature-length documentary films taking on in-depth explorations of original, contemporary stories and integrating journalistic practice into the filmmaking process. In addition to funds, grantees will receive additional resources and expertise tailored to the needs of the project.

Inclusion and diversity, both in terms of the filmmaking team and subject matter, are a priority of the fund.

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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