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

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.

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.

Extended Deadline: April 29th, 2019 at 11:59 PM EST

Thanks to all entrants! Please stay tuned to your email for updates.

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? Check out our narrative contest here.