BIKE BIPOC Filmmaker Grant / Deadline: June 20

Filmed by Bike offers the BIPOC Filmmaker Grant. This grant is eligible to Black, Indigenous and all People of Color who are emerging filmmakers. No experience is required though projects have must a strong central theme of bicycles. Recipients will receive grants of $1,500 each Number of grants awarded will be determined by financial contributions...
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New Voices Filmmaker Grant / Deadline: February 28

Netflix and NewFest have partnered for a new initiative, the New Voices Filmmaker Grant that supports emerging LGBTQ+ filmmakers. Four filmmakers with documentary, narrative, animated or episodic projects by and about the LGBTQ+ community will each receive a $25,000 grant. The Grant seeks to support the creation of work from underrepresented voices in the film...
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Diversity Development Fund / Deadline: September 17

Diversity Development Fund gives producers of color up to $25,000 in research and development funding to develop documentary for public media. The documentary can be on any subject, viewpoint or style as long as it is in development or pre-production. ITVS is looking looking for exceptional stories by filmmakers from diverse backgrounds: stories that take...
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VC x Sony Mentorship Program / Deadline: May 30

The VC x Sony Mentorship Program, taking place virtually from August to December 2021, will pair 16 mentors and 16 mentees who will meet over a period of six months. All prospective mentees are expected to apply with a film project in mind, at any stage of development. Sony cameras and lenses will be available...
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Latino Public Broadcasting Seeks Filmmakers / Deadline: July 1

The Latino Public Broadcasting has open applications for documentary filmmakers making films from a Latino-American perspective.  Funding will help filmmakers with production and post-production funding, or with online distribution. Deadline is July 1, 2020.  Click here to apply.
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Firelight Media Documentary Lab Fellowship / Deadline: June 22

The Firelight Media Documentary Lab offers an 18-month fellowship program which supports filmmakers from racially and ethnically underrepresented communities working on their first or second feature length documentary film.  The program provides filmmakers with customized mentorship from prominent leaders in the documentary world, funding, professional development workshops, and networking opportunities. Click here for more information and to...
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