DOKweb Content
www.DOKweb.net is a portal dedicated to East European documentary film. The news section provides up-to-date information on upcoming and just completed films, interviews with filmmakers and other documentary professionals, in-depth articles exploring the state of documentary filmmaking in various parts of the region, as well as insightful texts on current trends, funding, etc. The portal also boasts the largest published databases of completed and upcoming documentary films from Eastern Europe, an industry directory, as well as trailers and original video content. www.DOKweb.net is IDF´s key online project that provides comprehensive details on all IDF´s activities and links them with general information service.
Institute of Documentary Film’s Activities
Founded in 2001, the INSTITUTE OF DOCUMENTARY FILM (IDF) is a non-profit training and networking centre based in Prague, Czech Republic, focused on the support of East European documentary films and their wider promotion. Our activities support filmmakers through all stages of completion – development, funding, production, post-production, and distribution. We aim at individual filmmakers (tailored consultations), groups of carefully selected professionals with projects or films (Ex Oriente Film, East European Forum, East Silver, Doc Launch, etc.), broader professional community (East Doc Platform), as well as the general public (portal www.DOKweb.net). We closely work with key int. festivals, broadcasters, distributors, sales agents, markets, or training initiatives and serve as the GATEWAY TO EAST EUROPEAN DOCUMENTARY FILM.

Screen Yorkshire

Country United Kingdom Type of link Funding
Screen Yorkshire is the regional screen agency - the gateway to the best in film, broadcast and digital media in the Yorkshire and Humber region. Screen Yorkshire is responsible for inspiring, promoting and supporting a successful long-term film and media sector for the region. Funding and support: feature and short films, business development, training, audiences, programming and education.

Contact

Screen Yorkshire
Studio 3
46 The Calls
LS2 7EY Leeds
Phone:
+44 113 294 4410
Fax:
+44 113 294 4989
WWW:
Email:

Shaw Media-Hot Docs Completion Fund

Country Canada Type of link Funding Deadline month October
The Shaw Media-Hot Docs Completion Fund is a grant program that will provide financial support of up to $100,000 (limited to a maximum of 20% of a project's budget) for production companies to complete specific projects. The Completion Fund is open to producers who have attracted demonstrated market interest in their documentaries. The Completion Fund is expected to support on average 6 to 9 projects per year.

Contact

Shaw Media-Hot Docs Completion Fund
110 Spadina Avenue, Suite 333
M5V 2K4 Toronto, ON

Shaw Media-Hot Docs Development Fund

Country Canada Type of link Funding Deadline month October
The Shaw Media-Hot Docs Development Fund is a loan program designed to help producers get specific projects developed, researched, written and/or packaged and ready for market. The Fund will provide no-interest loans averaging between $10,000 - $15,000 in the early development stage, when projects are at the highest risk and may have not yet secured a market partner. The Development Fund is expected to support on average 10 to 12 projects per year.

Contact

Shaw Media-Hot Docs Development Fund
110 Spadina Avenue, Suite 333
ON M5V 2K4 Toronto

Skillset

Country United Kingdom Type of link Funding, Workshop
Skillset is the Sector Skills Council for the Audio Visual Industries (broadcast, film, video, interactive media and photo imaging). Jointly funded by industry and government, our job is to make sure that the UK audio visual industries have the right people, with the right skills, in the right place, at the right time, so that our industries remain competitive. The Skillset fund offers training grants for individuals, companies and training providers seeking to attend or deliver film-specific vocational training. Film industry professional who wish to attend a training course but need financial support or organisations wishing to run a film specific training scheme and seeking funding may be eligible for support from the Skillset Film Skills Fund.

Contact

Skillset
Focus Point, 21 Caledonian Road
N1 9GB London
Phone:
+44 207 713 9800
WWW:
Email:

Slovak Audiovisual Fund

Country Slovak Republic Type of link Funding Deadline month September
* Support of the development, creation and production of Slovak audiovisual works * Support of propagation and public presentation of audiovisual works * Support of research, education, upbringing and publishing activity * Support of technology development etc.

Contact

Slovak Audiovisual Fund
Grösslingová 53
811 09 Bratislava
Phone:
+421 259 234 545
Fax:
+421 259 234 461
WWW:
Email:

Slovenian Film Centre

Country Slovenia Type of link Film Center , Organization/Institute, Funding
Slovenian Film Fund has transformed to Slovenian Film Centre on the 19th of January 2011. The Slovenian Film Fund (SFF) was established by the state for the purpose of implementing the national cultural programme in the sphere of film production and post-production, and the organization of film festivals and film awards.

Contact

Slovenian Film Centre
Miklošičeva 38
1000 Ljubljana
Phone:
+386 123 432 00
Fax:
+386 123 432 19
WWW:
Email:

Sound and Image Fund

Country Norway Type of link Funding
The Sound and Image Fund was establshed with the aim to support the production and mediate the sound and visual records with regard to the copyrights.

Contact

Sound and Image Fund
Postboks 984 Sentrum
0104 Oslo
Phone:
+47 22 47 83 30
Fax:
+47 22 33 40 42
WWW:
Email:

South West Screen

Country United Kingdom Type of link Funding
South West Screen funds, supports and campaigns for creative businessess, and helps to train and develop those who work within them. Their role is to: * Influence opinion – working behind the scenes shaping the decisions and policies which impact on your business. * Raise awareness – highlighting the importance of the creative media industries to the economy and culture of the South West. * Invest in creative people – helping professionals, newcomers and young people expand their skills and horizons. * Provide investment - supporting talent, encourage innovation and help develop new ideas. * Connect people – putting people, businesses and organisations in touch to enable effective training, networking and knowledge-sharing.

Contact

South West Screen
St Bartholomews Court, Lewins Mead
BS1 5BT Bristol
Phone:
+44 117 952 9977
Fax:
+44 117 952 9988
WWW:
Email:

Southern Transdubia Film Fund

Country Hungary Type of link Funding
The main goal of The Southern Transdanubia Film Fund Project is to enhance the film initiatives and to strengthen the film industry's basis in the Pécs region. The film fund plans to support film productions, young artists as well as film education. The film fund project cooperates with the MMK (Motion Picture Public Foundation of Hungary) the Visual Art Faculty of the University of Pécs, the Pollack Mihály Faculty of Engineering (University of Pécs) the Greenhill Studios Company (studio facilities) and the Studio Beastarts Company (3D Digital Animation Studio).

Contact

Southern Transdubia Film Fund
Lyceum u. 7.
7621 Pécs
Phone:
+36 72 513 100
Fax:
+36 72 513 099
WWW:
Email:

State Culture Capital Foundation of Latvia

Country Latvia Type of link Funding
The aim of the State Culture Capital Foundation (SCCF) is to promote a balanced development of creativity in all the branches of art and preservation of the cultural heritage in the country in conjunction with the guidelines of the state cultural policy. The SCCF does not deal with any commercial activities. The SCCF announces and administers culture projects’ competitions, allots life long grants for culture and arts workers for their life achievement in development of culture and art and gives financial support to short term educational, creative or scientific travels abroad.

Contact

State Culture Capital Foundation of Latvia
Vilandes iela 3
LV-1010 Riga
Phone:
+371 750 3177
Fax:
+371 750 3897
WWW:
Email:

Sundance Documentary Film Program

Country USA Type of link Funding Deadline month August
The Sundance Institute Documentary Film Program (DFP) is a resource for independent documentary filmmakers worldwide working on cinematic documentaries focused contemporary themes. Year-round support spans granting between $1 and $2 million per year, Creative Documentary Labs for directors and producers at the Sundance Resort every summer, work-in-progress screenings held globally, discussions and presentations by invitation worldwide, documentary support at the Sundance Film Festival and the Sundance Creative Producing Summit, and a variety of convenings and partnerships designed to amplify the use of film as a tool for increasing awareness of key global challenges, and motivate change towards more open and equitable societies.

Contact

Sundance Documentary Film Program
5900 Wilshire Blvd. Suite 800
CA 90036 Beverly Hills, LA
Phone:
+1 310 360 1981
Fax:
+1 310 360 1969
WWW:
Email:

Teleproduktions-Fonds GmbH

Country Switzerland Type of link Funding
Teleproduktions-Fonds was created as a joint initiative of Swissperfom, Suissimage and Société suisse des auteurs. The fund supports the development and production of TV productions by Swiss independent production companies.

Contact

Teleproduktions-Fonds GmbH
Zinggstrasse 16
3007 Bern
Phone:
+41 31 370 10 60
Fax:
+41 31 370 10 61
WWW:
Email:

The All Roads Seed Grant Program

Country USA Type of link Funding Deadline month June
The All Roads Seed Grant Program funds film projects by and about indigenous and underrepresented minority-culture filmmakers year-round and from all reaches of the globe. The program seeks filmmakers who bring their lives and communities to light through first-person storytelling. Submission deadlines are quarterly on the 15th of each March, June, September, and December. Award notifications are made approximately six weeks after each of these dates.

Contact

The All Roads Seed Grant Program
National Geographic Society
1145 17th Street N.W.
20036-4688 Washington, D.C.

The Fledgling Fund

Country USA Type of link Funding Deadline month September
Fledgling Fund is a private foundation driven by the passionate belief that film can inspire a better world. We support our grantees in their efforts to design and execute their plans. The primary way we do this is through grants that support outreach and audience engagement. We also share our knowledge, experience and the lessons we have learned to help them navigate an evolving field and identify resources that can advance their projects.

Contact

The Fledgling Fund
162 Fifth Avenue Suite 901
10010 New York
Phone:
+1 212 242 1680
Fax:
+1 212 765 1517
WWW:
Email:

The Promotion Centre for Audiovisual Culture

Country Finland Type of link Funding
AVEK was established in 1987 by the Finnish copyright organization Kopiosto. AVEK uses its share of copyright remuneration to promote AV culture; cinema, video and television. The majority of the funds that AVEK uses originates from private copying levy; e.g., from blank video cassettes and blank DVDs. AVEK promotes a wide range of projects in the field of audiovisual culture. AVEK funds short films and documentaries, videos, media art and multimedia projects, as well as experimental work in the field. AVEK's production section is divided into two categories: 1/ short films and documentaries, and 2/ media art/multimedia projects. Within each category, it is possible to apply for funding for script writing (individual screenwriters only), pre-production, production, post-production and distribution (production companies). AVEK also supports training programmes for professionals, festivals and other AV events, and research in the AV sector.

Contact

The Promotion Centre for Audiovisual Culture
Hietaniemenkatu 2
00100 Helsinki
Phone:
+358 943 152 350
Fax:
+358 943 152 377
WWW:
Email:

The State Cinematography Fund

Country Czech Republic Type of link Funding Deadline month April
The Czech State Cinematography Fund was established on January 1, 2013, based on the new Act No. 496/2012 on Audiovisual Works and Support for Cinematography. The Fund shall, in particular: administer audiovisual charges, charges for broadcast advertising and administrative fees in accordance with this Act; maintain records in the audio/video sphere; provide support for cinematography; exercise ownership rights, including copyright and the ownership rights of performing artists, which pass to the state in accordance with another legal regulation; grant the co-producer status in accordance with the Convention or under any other international agreement on film co-production; provide film incentives, perform activities defined by other legal regulations.

Contact

The State Cinematography Fund
Veletržní palác
Dukelských hrdinů 47
170 00 Praha 7
Phone:
+420 224 301 278
Mobile:
+420 778 484 926
WWW:
Email:

Tipping Point Film Fund

Country United Kingdom Type of link Funding
We support provocative and challenging non-fiction films with an international reach. We are a not for profit co-operative raising donations from individuals, groups and organisations who believe in using the power of film to make change. We provide development and production funding, as well as campaigning outreach support to each film we work with. These elements combine to make Tipping Point Film Fund a unique and exciting new venture. We are supported by The Co-operative.

Contact

Tipping Point Film Fund
Bernie Grant Arts Centre
Town Hall Approach Road, Tottenham Green
N15 4RX London

Tribeca All Access

Country USA Type of link Funding, Training Programme, Other Events Deadline month November
Tribeca All Access® is our premiere narrative, documentary and interactive filmmaker program. TAA specializes in providing a full-service range of programming for storytellers who are best described by one word: Fearless. Launched in 2004, the fund provides holistic, year-round, full-service support to passionate and motivated directors, writers, producers and developers, based in the U.S. and Puerto Rico, who come from communities statistically underrepresented in the film industry. TAA specializes in serving narrative, documentary and interactive filmmakers who marry a unique vision and perspective with dynamic and groundbreaking films that challenge the status quo. As an engine for diversity, TAA is a champion of the inclusion of authentic female and ethnic voices in film, whose work moves the conversation forward while speaking powerfully to both mainstream and underserved audiences and the larger global film landscape. Through grants, individually customized year-round mentorship, business seminars, innovative training workshops, industry connections, and market meetings during the Tribeca Film Festival, TAA has created a close-knit community where participants learn from and grow with each other while creating productive and long-term working relationships with the industry. Additionally, TAA uniquely offers filmmakers access to an alumni discretionary fund, which further allows TFI to provide continued support to current and future projects. To date, more than 500 filmmakers have been supported by the program.

Contact

Tribeca All Access
32 Avenue of the Americas, 27FL
NY 10013 New York

Tribeca Film Institute Documentary Fund

Country USA Type of link Funding Deadline month August
The TFI Documentary Fund furthers the development of exceptional character-driven, non-fiction works that spotlight contemporary themes with an original focus and bold, creative filmmaking. This fund allows TFI to fund many audience-grabbing genres that fall under the documentary umbrella including arts, sports, hybrid and experimental projects.

Contact

Tribeca Film Institute Documentary Fund
Attn: TFI Documentary Fund
32 Ave of the Americas, 27th Fl
NY 10013 New York

Tribeca Film Institute New Media Fund

Country USA Type of link Funding Deadline month May
The TFI New Media Fund provides funding and support to non-fiction, social issue media projects which go beyond traditional screens – integrating film with content across media platforms, from video games and mobile apps to social networks and interactive websites. We’re looking for projects that activate audiences around issues of contemporary social justice and equality around the world and demonstrate the power of cross-platform storytelling and dynamic audience engagement.

Contact

Tribeca Film Institute New Media Fund
73 Spring Street, Suite 406
NY 10012 New York

UK Film Council

Country United Kingdom Type of link Funding
The UK Film Council is the lead agency for film in the UK ensuring that the economic, cultural and educational aspects of film are effectively represented at home and abroad. We invest Government grant-in-aid and National Lottery money in film development and production; training; international development and export promotion; distribution and exhibition; and education. The UK Film Council’s main initiatives: 1/ The Development Fund with 12 million over three years to support the development of a stream of high quality, innovative and commercially attractive screenplays. This fund is the largest of its type in Europe; 2/ The Premiere Fund with 24 million over three years to facilitate the production of popular, more mainstream films; 3/ The New Cinema Fund with 15 million over three years to back radical and innovative filmmakers, especially new talent, and to explore new electronic production technologies; 4/ The Print and Advertising Fund of 6 million over three year period; 4/ The Print and Advertising Fund - 6 million, distribution support; 5/ The Digital Screen Network - 11 million; 6/ International - international strategies for development

Contact

UK Film Council
10 Little Portland Street
W1W 7JG London
Phone:
+44 207 861 7861
Fax:
+44 207 861 7862
WWW:
Email:

Ukraine Film Office

Country Ukraine Type of link Organization/Institute, Funding
Ukraine Film Office is an industry-sponsored non-profit organization intended to serve as promotional body for Ukrainian film industry abroad. Our aim is attaining wide recognition of Ukraine as an international film production and service centre. Ukraine Film Office provides information on every aspect of filmmaking in Ukraine. In 2009 Ukrainian Film Office starts a program of providing private equity to the co-productions on competitive basis.

Contact

Ukraine Film Office
Suite 21, Shovkovychna str. 19
Kyiv
Phone:
+38 044 331 0 227
WWW:
Email:

Valencian Film Institute

Country Spain Type of link Funding

Contact

Valencian Film Institute
Plaça de l%27Ajuntament, 17
46002 València
Phone:
+34 96 353 93 00
Fax:
+34 96 353 93 30
WWW:
Email:

Vestnorsk Filmsenter AS - West Norwegian Film Centre

Country Norway Type of link Funding
Founded in 1994, Vestnorsk Filmsenter is a regional centre for the development of short and documentary film production and for the support of young filmmakers in the region.

Contact

Vestnorsk Filmsenter AS - West Norwegian Film Centre
Georgernes Verft 12
5011 Bergen
Phone:
+47 55 56 09 05
Fax:
+47 55 56 03 55
WWW:
Email:

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