April 11, 2014

Funding Opportunities

There are several current funding opportunities for documentary films that we came across and would like to share with you:


(1) Digital web documentaries co-productions from independent media creators and technologists that push the boundaries of nonfiction media for co-production. Will be funded in the range of $15,000-$50,000 and producers do not necessarily need to be based on the United States. Funded projects are more likely to be focused on mobile and emerging technologies. Submission deadline is May 30, 2014. Application Form available at pov.org/submit

(2) Short web-native documentaries or chapters of web-native documentaries. These productions must be based in the United States, and will be funded in the range of $2,500 to $10,000. Submission deadline is May 30, 2014. Application Form available at pov.org/submit

Getty Images:

Getty Images is celebrating the 10-year anniversary of its grants programmer and will be offering six Editorial photography prizes, three Creative Grants for non-profit organization and photographers, and one Portrait award -- totaling $130,000 in cash prizes. Submission deadline is May 15, 2014. To submit your work: http://imagery.gettyimages.com/getty_images_grants/default.aspx

The Alexia Foundation:

The Alexia Foundation is now accepting entries for their 2014 Women's Initiative Grant which will provide a $25,000 grant for a project to be produced on a significant issue involving and affecting women.  Any photojournalist from anywhere in the world is eligible to submit a proposal.  Submission deadline is June 30, 2014. To learn more and submit your entry: http://www.alexiafoundation.org/grants/womensinitiative2014

From The Heart Productions:

For over 22 years, From The Heart has successfully helped filmmakers get the money they need to produce their projects via the Roy W. Dean  Grant -- awarding over $2m000 in film services, goods, and cash to filmmakers just starting their projects. Spring Grant submission deadline is April 30, 2014. Summer Grant opens May 1, 2014 with a June 30, 2014 deadline. To learn more and submit your work: http://fromtheheartproductions.com/available-grants/

Ian Parry Scholarship:

The Ian Parry Scholarship, a competition for photographers under the age of 25 or attending a full-time photographic course, is accepting entries for its 2014 edition.  The scholarship comes with a £3,500 (about $5,800) grant for work on a documentary project.  The winner automatically becomes a nominee for the Joop Swart Masterclass in Amsterdam. Deadline is July 7.