Supporting the Production of Native Content

Each year, Vision Maker Media awards over $500,000 in production contracts to independent producers and public television stations to produce programming by and about Native Americans for use by PBS stations. Funding can be for production, completion, or research & development. Learn more about Vision Maker Media funding opportunities:

There are many opportunities for filmmakers to succeed. In an effort to support filmmakers, Vision Maker Media collects and provides a number of available opportunities for funding, training, jobs, internships, festival deadlines and more.

The SFFILM Vulcan Productions Environmental Fellowship supports documentary filmmakers telling powerful stories about the environment and/or conservation.

The Film Independent Producing Lab is an intensive, week-long program designed to help filmmakers develop and expand their skills as creative, independent producers. Producers may apply with feature length fiction projects that are in development/packaging phase, or post-production.

The SFFILM Documentary Film Fund (DFF) supports engaging documentaries in post-production which exhibit compelling stories, intriguing characters and an innovative visual approach.

The George R.R. Martin Literary Foundation Scholarships were established by Santa Fe resident and novelist George R.R. Martin.

This month-long program will take place at House of Pod in Denver, Colorado for 28 contact hours of podcast instruction over four weeks.

-Projects in pre-production, production, or post-production. Distribution or engagement does not qualify.
-Well-written and well-researched proposals.

The Public Media Content Fund (PMCF) is an open invitation to independent producers to submit proposals for documentaries, limited series or short digital video programs for online distribution (no longer than 20 minutes) that meet LPB’s Content Priorities and are appropriate for public televisio

The LPB Current Issues Fund (CIF) provides production and post-production funding to documentary films from the Latino American perspective (60 or 90 minutes only) that explore contemporary civic and social justice issues, incorporate a journalistic approach into the filmmaking process, and have

This new national prize is designed to provide finishing funds, including outreach and marketing, for feature length American history documentaries in the tradition of Ken Burns. Appropriate submissions are rough or fine cuts of films focusing on American narratives.

The Hot Docs Ted Rogers Fund will provide successful applicants with a grant of up to 20 per cent of the total production costs to a maximum of $20,000. Eligible costs include those that are standard in the industry during production.

The IDA Enterprise Documentary Fund provides production funds to feature-length documentary films taking on in-depth explorations of original, contemporary stories and integrating journalistic practice into the filmmaking process.

The Bush Foundation is committed to supporting great ideas and the people behind them and empowering organizations and individuals to find unique and sustainable solutions within their own communities.


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