Funding Opportunity

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Native American, Hawaiian Pacific Islanders and First Nations of Canada filmmakers are invited to submit their short documentaries, 7 minutes and under, to the Audience Awards Native American Doc Challenge. They also seek documentaries shot in 360. 

Championed by Native American filmmaker and actor, Forrest Goodluck, an industry jury will judge the films and the top 8 films will screen at the Big Sky Documentary Film Festival in February 2018.  The showcase of the top eight films will also screen at AudFest in LA in the Spring. 

Applications are now open for the CrossCurrents Doc Fund Interactive/Short Stream, providing a $10,000 production grant, plus mentorship and professional development opportunities, to doc makers from around the world.

This grant supports emerging documentary filmmakers with auteur driven stories from underrepresented and marginalized communities from around the world. One successful applicant per year will receive a $10,000 CAD grant from this Fund established by the R&M Lang Foundation in 2013.

The Big Sky Works-in-Progress Pitch is the headline event of the Big Sky DocShop Filmmaker’s Forum held during the Big Sky Documentary Film Festival. This is an exceptional opportunity to pitch your documentary work-in-progress to some of the top funders for documentary film.

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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