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Fund Category: Grants

Grants

Diversity Development Fund
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Film Ally Curator
Deadline: September 7

Another funding source Film Ally is proud to offer our readers when shopping for financing, is the Diversity Development Fund. Unlike some of the other funds we have included on our website, Diversity…

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Women in Film Finishing Fund
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Deadline: June 30

Continuing our Film Ally search for funding sources, we discovered, as the Grant title states, a Fund available to projects crafted by women or are about women. Grants are awarded to filmmakers in bot…

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Cinereach Film Fund
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Deadline: September 4

As a source of financing, Cinereach has been supporting Indie filmmakers since 2006. Born out of necessity for the many artists who wanted to make cutting-edge films but lacked the funding to do so, …

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Gucci Tribeca Documentary Fund
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Film Ally Curator
Deadline: April 5

Budding documentarian or seasoned pro with a great story to tell, beyond mastering the familiar nuts and bolts of production, lurks the biggest challenge for many film makers. It’s called financing. F…

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Sundance Documentary Fund
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Film Ally Curator
Deadline: Rolling

In support of the work created by nonfiction filmmakers, The Sundance Documentary Fund is Global in scope. In today’s ever-changing media world, it has been a stable force of creative expression. Some…

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San Francisco Film Society Documentary Film Fund
Film Ally Admin
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Film Ally Curator
Deadline: May 1

The San Francisco Film Society Documentary Film Fund (SFFILM) has bestowed over $750,000 since its inception in 2011. They seek doc filmmakers in post-production from all over the world. Applicants wh…

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National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Media Production Grant
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Film Ally Curator
Deadline: August 1

This Grant program champions the production and distribution of podcasts, radio, television and documentary films that engage general audiences. Projects must be humanitarian-centric while showing a c…

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MountainFilm Commitment Grant
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Film Ally Curator
Deadline: July 1

Mountainfilm is a spirited association of ideas, people, stories and a film festival that honors communities and individuals who investigate and promote answers to many of today’s global concerns for …

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VideoCamp Film
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Film Ally Curator
Deadline: July 10

At Videocamp Film, our mission is to collect social impact content that tells an important story and screen these stories with the public at no charge. It’s free to any group of 5 or more people who s…

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Hot Docs Blue Ice Fund
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Film Ally Curator
Deadline: June 20

As North America’s largest documentary festival of its kind, with more than 200 films on display from all over the world, Toronto audiences have been treated to a global showcase of documentary presen…

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Frameline Completion Fund
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Film Ally Curator
Deadline: October 31

For over 25 years, the Frameline Completion Fund has been providing grants to both new and recognized filmmakers who need financial assistance to complete their projects. Up to $5,000 can be availabl…

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Catapult Film Fund
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Film Ally Curator
Deadline: Rolling

At Catapult Film Fund, we help fund the development of cinematic, story-driven films during startup. Stories that hold promise and will be unique to the medium of film are encouraged to apply. Up to $…

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