Enterprise Documentary Fund – Apr 4

Posted by International Documentary Association on March 21, 2023

International Documentary Association invites applications for Enterprise Documentary Fund

The International Documentary Association (IDA) supports the vital work of documentary storytellers and champions a thriving and inclusive documentary culture.

To that end, IDA invites applications for the Enterprise Documentary Fund, which provides production funds for feature-length documentary films taking on in-depth explorations of original, telling contemporary-relevant stories, and integrating journalistic practice into filmmaking. In addition to funds, grantees will receive additional resources and expertise tailored to the project’s needs. Inclusion and diversity concerning the filmmaking team, subject matter, and geography are a priority of the fund. Grants of up to $100,000 will be awarded.

Journalistic practice must be integral to the project, with a commitment to accuracy, fairness, ethical practices, and assembling, verifying, and presenting accurate facts and visual materials. Stories must be original, relevant to contemporary audiences, and urgent or critically important. Purely historical films will only be considered if they have a significant contemporary component or narrative. There are no restrictions on the film style, aesthetics, or treatment.

Applicants must be the director and/or a producer who shares creative and editorial oversight of the project to be eligible. Applicants may apply from anywhere in the world, but if based outside the United States, they must have a U.S.-based fiscal sponsor before applying. At least one director and/or producer (not executive producers) must have directed and/or produced at least two feature-length films (40 minutes or longer). One person has to hold both credits. Applicants are not required to be a member of IDA, and applicants are not required to have nonprofit status or fiscal sponsorship unless they live outside the U.S.

For complete program guidelines and application instructions, see the International Documentary Association website.

Deadline: April 4, 2023

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