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Grants to USA & International Filmmakers for
Engaging Social Issue Documentaries

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Grants ranging from $5,000 to $30,000 to USA and international filmmakers who are working to produce documentary films that raise awareness about social issues in areas such as, but not limited to, democracy, equality, environment, economic justice, education, health system reform, human rights, women and girls, etc. Funding may be used for a variety of activities, ranging from smaller planning grants to implementation grants for projects that have a clear plan ready to launch.

A small number of these grants support post-production for timely projects that have strong social change potential.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 137337

Estimated Size of Grant:

$5,000 to $30,000

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

The Fund welcomes applicants and projects from both inside and outside of the United States. However, before receiving a grant, all applicants must have a fiscal sponsor based in the United States. This does not need to be in place for you to submit the letter of inquiry or the application but it must be in place for the funds to be disbursed.

Pre-Application Information:

Spring Cycle Dates:
* January 13, 2014: Funding Cycle Opens Online
* February 7th, midnight EST: Deadline for Initial Letter of Inquiry
* March 14th: Applicants Notified as to Status of Letter of Inquiry
* April 2nd: Materials Due From Applicants
* June 27th: Applicants Notified as to Outcome of Complete Application

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

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