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.

Sundance Documentary Film Program

Country USA Type of link Funding Deadline month February
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 March
The Fledgling Fund seeks to improve the lives of vulnerable individuals, families, and communities by supporting innovative media projects that target entrenched social problems.

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

The State Cinematography Fund

Country Czech Republic Type of link Funding Deadline month March
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
Fax:
+420 2 243 18 155
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 Film Institute Documentary Fund

Country USA Type of link Funding Deadline month November
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:

VAF - Flemish Audiovisual Fund

Country Belgium Type of link Funding
The Flemish Audiovisual Fund (VAF) supports audiovisual production in, as well as international co-productions with Flanders. The Fund was set up by the Flemish government in 2002 and is headquartered in Brussels. The aims of the Flemish Audiovisual Fund are threefold: to develop a sustainable Flemish audiovisual industry, to encourage and support upcoming audiovisual talent and to promote a vibrant audiovisual culture in Flanders. VAF accomplishes four main tasks. It provides financial support for audiovisual productions; promotes these in Flanders as well as abroad; grants scholarships; finances professional training and supports/organises workshops; and carries out surveys in the audiovisual field.

Contact

VAF - Flemish Audiovisual Fund
Quai du Commerce 18/3
1000 Brussels
Phone:
+32 2 226 06 30
Fax:
+32 2 219 19 36
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
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Email:

Vienna Film Fund

Country Austria Type of link Funding Deadline month October
The Vienna Film Fund helps to promote Austrian film, subsidize culture, economy and employment in the film industry of Vienna and all of Europe. In 2010 the council of the city of Vienna finances the Vienna Film Fund budget of approx EUR 11.5 million. Subsidies granted for project development, production, distribution and taking part in film festivals. Projects assessed on cultural, economic and artistic merits. While producing a movie you have to spend at least 100% of the financial contribution of the Vienna Film Fund for film production facilities and skills existing in Vienna, employing local creative staff and filmmakers and/or having an on-screen promotion of the city. The fund was partner of the Sources2 and EAVE Media programs, and is a joint organizer of meetings of producers, attended by representatives of Europe's film sector.

Contact

Vienna Film Fund
Stiftgasse 6
1070 Vienna
Phone:
+43 152 650 88
Fax:
+43 152 650 88-20
WWW:
Email:

Visegrad University Studies Grants—EaP

Country Slovak Republic Type of link Funding Deadline month November
The Visegrad University Studies Grants (VUSG) program targeting the countries of the Eastern Partnership (EaP) expands the current VUSG program and offers grant funding to projects developing university courses of degree programs that will be launched at colleges and universities accredited in the EaP countries. The program enables these colleges, universities or their legal units (schools, faculties) to apply with proposals for courses or programs of various academic fields that focus on sharing specific V4 experience with democratization and transformation process, regional cooperation, the EU accession process, etc.

Contact

Visegrad University Studies Grants—EaP
Kráľovské údolie 8
811 02 Bratislava
Phone:
+421 259 203 811
Fax:
+421 259 203 805
WWW:
Email:

Visions Sud Est

Country Switzerland Type of link Funding Deadline month May
The Swiss fund visions sud est was initiated by the Foundation trigon-film Baden and the Fribourg Film Festival, with the collaboration of Nyon's Visions du Reel and the support of the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation. It supports film productions from Asia, Africa, Latin America and Eastern Europe, aims at making them visible worldwide and guarantees their distribution in Switzerland.

Contact

Visions Sud Est
Limmatauweg 9
CH-5408 Ennetbaden
Phone:
+41 56 426 15 33
WWW:
Email:

Wallimage

Country Belgium Type of link Funding
Wallimage s.a. and its subsidiary Sowalim s.a., were set up in Mons in 2001. Together, they act as the Walloon regional body for the audiovisual industry. The aim of Wallimage is to help structure the audiovisual industry in the Walloon Region and to support the set-up and development of audiovisual service companies, with investments and loans. Wallimage and Sowalim also act as co-producers for full-length feature films that use Walloon talent and technicians, either in production or in post-production.

Contact

Wallimage
Rue du Onze Novembre, 6
7000 Mons
Phone:
+32 (0)65 40 40 33
Fax:
+32 (0)65 40 40 39
WWW:
Email:

West Danish Film Fund

Country Denmark Type of link Organization/Institute, Funding Deadline month October
The West Danish Film Fund was established in 2002 and have supported more than 400 projects. The fund supports films, documentaries, television series and multimedia productions including international co-productions. Support is given to artistically interesting productions which further the strengthening of the film industry in the region. Financial support is provided in the form of subsidies and/or investments. You need a Danish co-producer in order to apply.

Contact

West Danish Film Fund
Den Vestdanske Filmpulje
Filmbyen 23, 1
8000 Århus C
Phone:
+45 894 048 82
Fax:
+45 894 048 52
WWW:
Email:

World Cinema Fund - Distribution funding

Country Germany Type of link Funding
The World Cinema Fund (WCF) was founded in October 2004 as a joint initiative of the German Federal Cultural Foundation and the Berlinale. It immediately established itself as one of the leading institutions funding outstanding international productions and rapidly gained recognition from those in the industry. The World Cinema Fund supports films which could not otherwise be realized without its funding. They are uniquely aesthetic, tell memorable stories and authentically reflect the cultural background of the regions in which they are made. The WCF supports cooperative projects involving German film producers and non-European filmmakers and producers. The World Cinema Fund has previously focussed its funding activities in Latin America, Africa, the Middle East and Central Asia; filmmakers from Southeast Asia and the Caucasus can also apply for funding.

Contact

World Cinema Fund - Distribution funding
Berlin International Film Festival
Potsdamer Str. 5
10785 Berlin

World Cinema Fund - Production funding

Country Germany Type of link Funding Deadline month July
The World Cinema Fund (WCF) was founded in October 2004 as a joint initiative of the German Federal Cultural Foundation and the Berlinale. It immediately established itself as one of the leading institutions funding outstanding international productions and rapidly gained recognition from those in the industry. The World Cinema Fund supports films which could not otherwise be realized without its funding. They are uniquely aesthetic, tell memorable stories and authentically reflect the cultural background of the regions in which they are made. The WCF supports cooperative projects involving German film producers and non-European filmmakers and producers. The World Cinema Fund has previously focussed its funding activities in Latin America, Africa, the Middle East and Central Asia; filmmakers from Southeast Asia and the Caucasus can also apply for funding.

Contact

World Cinema Fund - Production funding
Potsdamer Str. 5
10785 Berlin

Zürcher Filmstiftung - Zurich Film Fund

Country Switzerland Type of link Funding
Zürcher Filmstiftung was established in 2004. It supports professional filmmakers in the Canton of Zurich. The fund supports the project development, production, promotion and distribution of feature, short, animated and documentary films. The fund supports primarily projects that are related to the Canton of Zurich (location, production company or director); co-productions are also funded, provided they are connected with the region.

Contact

Zürcher Filmstiftung - Zurich Film Fund
Neugasse 10
8005 Zurich
Phone:
+41 43 960 35 35
Fax:
+41 43 960 35 39
WWW:
Email:

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