Write one sentence and get up to $10,000 for your documentary short film.

Learn more, and enter below.

How to get funding for a documentary?

Enter a sentence describing your project for a chance to get up to $10,000 in documentary film funding to make it.

To stay informed of the latest funding opportunities, join our email list here, where you'll also receive a free film budget template.

Interested in narrative filmmaking or music videos? Check out all of our contests here.

Deadline: September 28th, 2021 at 11:59 PM EST

Write one sentence that (1) describes the premise of your documentary short film and (2) explains how you'll use the funding to complete the film if you're chosen as a winner.

In short, to get documentary film funding for your short, pitch your documentary in a sentence.

Are you an international filmmaker without access to a credit or debit card? You can enter with PayPal by clicking the link at the bottom of the entry form. If you cannot use PayPal, we also accept Western Union for international entrants. For instructions on how to submit with Western Union payment, please email tom@thefilmfund.co.

We're an alternative to tedious and expensive film grants and competitions, and we've created a community that supports films at every step in the process. Depending on the project, we're there before the writing even starts all the way through submitting to a top-tier film festival. Our fund covers almost any expense you incur while making your film.

By entering any of our contests, you get to join our growing community of filmmakers and financiers. Even if your project isn't selected in a main contest, we may contact you with funding to develop a different project.

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Craft and submit a sentence about your documentary short film below.

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Is your project ready for post-production?If yes, check the box to be eligible for the Post-Production Prize sponsored by Maestro Filmworks.
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