PUMA Creative Catalyst Award
Financial support for the development of documentary films
Channel 4 BRITDOC Foundation + PUMA.Creative
There are 40 awards available annually of up to 5,000 Euros each, given through quarterly open calls. The awards are open to emerging and established filmmakers working anywhere in the world.
We welcome one-off, creative documentary ideas of any length and subject, in any style and form, but we are particularly keen on ideas that address creative, social justice, peace or environmental issues globally.
Armenian filmmaker Vardan Hovhannisyan received a grant for the development of his latest project Armenia Wants a Piece of the North Pole, and the South Pole Too. Click here to see other previously funded projects in development.
The call for applications is now open and will close at 6pm, March 2, 2011.
PUMA. Creative Impact Award
A major new annual international award to honour the documentary film creating the most significant social impact, a film liable to have a lasting effect on the world and on people’s lives. With a €50,000 prize to acknowledge the filmmakers and help the continuation of the film’s campaign work. Anyone can put a film forward from any country – filmmakers, distributors film festival, partner organisations including NGOs and Foundations, film critics, journalists.
Films can be submitted for consideration between January 2011 (date TBC) - March 1, 2011 via www.britdoc.org.
The short list of the 5 strongest films will be announced in May 2011. The final winner will be announced at the Annual PUMA.Creative and Channel 4 BRITDOC Foundation Gala and Prizegiving ceremony in the summer of 2011.