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.

Freistaat Thüringen – Thüringer Kultusministerium

Country Germany Type of link Funding
Supports a wide range of cultural and art projects.

Contact

Freistaat Thüringen – Thüringer Kultusministerium
Werner-Seelenbinder-Straße 7
99096 Erfurt
Phone:
+49 (03 61) 37 9-00
Fax:
+49 (03 61) 37 94690
WWW:
Email:

Fundacja im. Stefana Batorego

Country Poland Type of link Organization/Institute, Funding
The Stefan Batory Foundation is an independent private Polish foundation established in 1988 by American financier and philanthropist George Soros and a group of Polish democratic leaders of 80’s. The mission of the Foundation is to support the development of an open, democratic society in Poland and other Central and East European countries. The Foundation’s activities are funded by the Open Society Institute, the Ford Foundation, the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation and other institutional and individual donors in Poland and abroad.

Contact

Fundacja im. Stefana Batorego
Sapieżyńska 10a
00-215 Warsaw

Funding Exchange

Country USA Type of link Funding
Now in its 29th year, the Funding Exchange is a national membership organization of publicly supported, regionally based community foundations. We are a unique partnership of activists and donors dedicated to building a permanent institutional and financial base to support progressive social change through fundraising for local, national, and international grantmaking programs.

Contact

Funding Exchange
666 Broadway, Suite 500
New York NY 10012
Phone:
+1 212 529 5300
Fax:
+1 212 982 9272
WWW:
Email:

FVG Film Fund

Country Italy Type of link Funding
With the Regional Audiovisual Fund the Autonomous Region of Friuli Venezia Giulia will be actually able to finance an audiovisual project using direct funds. Productions filming in Friuli Venezia Giulia will be entitled to apply for a grant in cash up to 140.000 Euro, depending on the production's period of stay in the regional territory.

Contact

FVG Film Fund
Via Milano, 25
34132 Trieste
Phone:
+39 040 372 01 42
Fax:
+39 040 372 01 42
WWW:
Email:

Gaelic Media Service

Country United Kingdom Type of link Funding
The Gaelic Media Service, in partnership with broadcasters and producers, strives to ensure that high quality Gaelic television programmes are available to viewers throughout Scotland at appropriate viewing times, and that the range and quality of Gaelic sound programmes are enhanced. GMS funds a variety of television and radio programmes.

Contact

Gaelic Media Service
Seaforth House, Seaforth Road Stornoway
HS1 2SD Isle of Lewis
Phone:
+44 1851 705 550
Fax:
+44 1851 706 432
WWW:
Email:

Generalitat de Catalunya - Autonomous Government of Catalonia

Country Spain Type of link Funding
The General Directorate of Language Policy of the Region of Catalonia offers diverse support, e.g. for dubbing and/or subtitling and for distribution of dubbed DVD's and VHS Cassettes.

Contact

Generalitat de Catalunya - Autonomous Government of Catalonia
Carrer Sant Honorat, 1-3
08002 Barcelona

Gesellschaft zur Medienförderung Saarland - Saarland Medien mbH

Country Germany Type of link Funding
Gives funds for the development of cultural and scientific films, production infrastructure, supports regional film festivals and local cinemas.

Contact

Gesellschaft zur Medienförderung Saarland - Saarland Medien mbH
Nell-Breuning-Allee 6
66115 Saarbrücken
Phone:
+49 0681 38988-0
Fax:
+49 0681 38988-20
WWW:
Email:

Glasgow Media Access Centre

Country United Kingdom Type of link Funding
Glasgow Media Access Centre (GMAC) nurtures, trains and develops emerging film talent in Scotland. GMAC Shorts is three individual filmmaking schemes funded by Scottish Screen, UK Film Council and BBC Scotland. Cineworks is for emerging scriptwriters, documentary filmmakers and animators. DigiCult is for drama writer/directors stepping beyond their first short film commission. Little Pictures is for people who are brand new to filmmaking.

Contact

Glasgow Media Access Centre
3rd floor 34 Albion Street
G1 144 Glasgow
Phone:
+44 (0)141 553 2620
WWW:
Email:

Göteborg Film Festival Fund

Country Sweden Type of link Funding Deadline month October
Since 1998 GIFF in cooperation with SIDA (Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency) runs the Göteborg International Film Festival Fund. It is a fund that supports filmmakers who live and work in emerging economies. The Fund provides development support, post-production support and technical assistance.

Contact

Göteborg Film Festival Fund
Olof Palmes plats
413 04 Göteborg
Phone:
+46 313 393 000
Fax:
+46 314 100 63
WWW:
Email:

Gotland Film Fund

Country Sweden Type of link Funding
The Gotland Film Fund invests in the production and coproduction of short, documentary and feature films.

Contact

Gotland Film Fund
c/o Film på Gotland Mellangatan 15
621 56 Visby
Phone:
+46 705 206 207
WWW:
Email:

Grant for Indian women Documentary filmmakers (IDF – Chicken & Egg Pictures)

Country India Type of link Funding Deadline month November
This is a new grant for Indian women Documentary filmmakers sponsored by the Indian Documentary Foundation and Chicken & Egg Pictures. Since 2005, Chicken & Egg Pictures has awarded $3.3 million and 5,000 hours of mentorship to over 160 films. For this funding round we are interested in films that tackle human rights, social justice, and environmental issues in a nuanced, original, and compelling way. We’re looking for a range of voices, powerful stories, and filmmakers who are committed to working in tandem with social movements. Films must be directed or co-directed by a woman (including female-male co-directors and transgender/gender-non-conforming individuals). The Fund is intended for Indian film-makers who are mainly based in India. To qualify you will need to demonstrate that you have an office or place of work registered in India. You can be a mid-career film maker or a first time director. We do not, however, accept films from student film-makers. The grant will award 2 projects - the average grant is around Rs 3,000.000 and equivalent in-kind support.

Contact

Grant for Indian women Documentary filmmakers (IDF – Chicken & Egg Pictures)
Indian Documentary Foundation
122 Kartik Complex; Opp Laxmi Industrial Estate; Link Road, Andheri West
400053 Mumbai

Granty hl. města Prahy v oblasti kultury a umění

Country Czech Republic Type of link Funding Deadline month April
Funding provided by the City of Prague (details in Czech language only).

Contact

Granty hl. města Prahy v oblasti kultury a umění
Jungmannova 29/34
6. patro
110 01 Praha 1

Greek Film Center

Country Greece Type of link Film Center , Organization/Institute, Producer, Funding
The Greek Film Centre functions as a public liability company that belongs to the broader public sector, is supervised by the Ministry of Culture and subsidized by the state. Its structure, powers and operation are regulated chiefly by Law 1597/86 for the protection and development of the art of film and the support of Greek cinema and by Presidential Decree 113/98. The aims of the Organization are: the protection, support and development of the art of film in Greece, and the presentation, promulgation and promotion of Greek films both at home and abroad. The Greek Film Center organizes film screenings that cover a wide range of film genres. GFC gives priority to the support of Greek films while Filmcenter's main program will include selected quality films from global cinema. Emphasis will be given to reviving the children's program Cineac and to after-midnight screenings.

Contact

Greek Film Center
10 Panepistimiou ave.
106 71 Athens
Phone:
+30 210 367 8516
Fax:
+30 210 323 3169
WWW:
Email:

Gucci Tribeca Documentary Fund

Country USA Type of link Funding Deadline month February
The Gucci Tribeca Documentary Fund provides finishing funds to feature-length documentaries which highlight and humanize issues of social importance from around the world. Funded films are driven by thoughtful and in-depth storytelling, bolstered by a compelling visual approach. As mainstream media moves away from in-depth coverage of world affairs, domestic issues and social conflicts, the documentary has become an important and much needed tool to draw attention to the serious issues facing our world today. At the same time, the craft of the documentary is expanding in exciting directions, merging diverse points-of-view with new technologies and responding to the immediacy of the internet.

Contact

Gucci Tribeca Documentary Fund
Tribeca Film Institute
Attn: Gucci Tribeca Documentary Fund, 375 Greenwich Street
NY 10013 New York

Hartley Film Foundation

Country USA Type of link Sales Company, Distributor, Funding Deadline month August
The Hartley Film Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to cultivation, support and distribution of the best documentaries and audio meditations on world religions and spirituality. Hartley supports established filmmakers traveling the world to document stories that further global and interfaith understanding. The Foundation strives to reach the widest possible audience with its quality films, and sells on its Web site and at major conferences those award-winning documentaries that fulfill Hartley's mission and message. Hartley works on a rolling submission basis, so there are no deadlines.

Contact

Hartley Film Foundation
Suite 204
49 Richmondville Avenue
CT 06880 Westport
Phone:
+1 203 226 9500
Fax:
+1 203 227 6938
WWW:
Email:

Hot Docs-Blue Ice Group Documentary Fund

Country Canada Type of link Funding Deadline month August
The Hot Docs-Blue Ice Group Documentary Fund is a grant program providing financial support to African documentary filmmakers for development and production. Development grants of $3000 - $10,000 and Production grants of $5000 - $40,000 are awarded to approximately four to 10 projects annually. The $1-million Fund was created to help enable more African documentary filmmakers to tell their own stories and contribute to a new generation of the African documentary community. Applications are open to professional filmmakers who are citizens and residents of continental Africa and are also living and working in the region. In addition to financing, the initiative also offers valuable resources to support production and professional development, and offers filmmakers opportunities to access the international documentary community. Through an accompanying peer-to-peer mentorship program, grantees may team up with international production partners to bring their projects to international markets, festivals, broadcast and online audiences. Additionally, grantees will have travel, accommodation and accreditation support to attend Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival and Hot Docs-Blue Ice Group Filmmakers Lab. To date, the Hot Docs-Blue Ice Group Documentary Fund has awarded a total of $383,000 to 23 projects.

Contact

Hot Docs-Blue Ice Group Documentary Fund
Hot Docs-Blue Ice Group Documentary Fund, Attn: Stephanie McArthur
110 Spadina Avenue, Suite 333
M5V 2K4 Toronto, ON

Hubert Bals Fund

Country The Netherlands Type of link Funding Deadline month August
Administered by the International Film Festival of Rotterdam, the Hubert Bals Fund is designed to support feature and documentary films by talented filmmakers from developing countries. Since the Fund started in 1988, well over 530 projects from independent filmmakers in Asia, the Middle East, Eastern Europe, Africa and Latin America have received support. Approximately 80% of these projects have been realised or are currently in production. Every year, the IFFR screens completed films supported by the Fund.

Contact

Hubert Bals Fund
International Film Festival Rotterdam
P.O.Box 21696
3001 AR Rotterdam
Phone:
+31 108 909 090
Fax:
+31 108 909 091
WWW:
Email:

Hungarian Historical Film Fund

Country Hungary Type of link Funding
Hungarian Historical Film Fund

Contact

Hungarian Historical Film Fund
Róna u. 174
1145 Budapest
Phone:
+36 467 0627
Fax:
+36 612 518 170
WWW:
Email:

Hungarian Television Public Foundation

Country Hungary Type of link Funding
The public foundation operates on the basis of the 1996 Media Act (i.e. Television and Radio Communication).

Contact

Hungarian Television Public Foundation
Meszaros utca 48-54
1016 Budapest
Phone:
+36 1 355 82 49
Fax:
+36 1 355 9691
Email:

Ibermedia

Country Spain Type of link Funding
Ibermedia intends to promote the creation of a unified Iberoamerican audiovisual market among its member states, by means of the provision of financial support. Member states of Ibermedia are: Argentina, Brazil, Bolivia, Colombia, Cuba, Chile, Mexico, Peru, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Spain, Uruguay and Venezuela.

Contact

Ibermedia
C/ Ferraz, 10, 1 izqda
28008 Madrid
Phone:
+34 91 758 04 60
Fax:
+34 91 541 37 84
WWW:
Email:

Icelandic Film Centre

Country Iceland Type of link Film Center , Funding
The Icelandic Film Centre is required by law to support production, distribution and promotion of Icelandic films, gather information about Icelandic films and publish it, advance film culture in Iceland and encourage stronger links between Icelandic filmmakers and the international film community. In 2003, the Icelandic Film Centre took over all the duties and responsibilities of the former Icelandic Film Fund, apart from running the Film Archive, which became an independent body. Applications for grants are handled by film commissioners and the director will then make the final decision about financial support, based on the conditions set forward in the regulation on the Film Fund. The grants made by the Icelandic Film Fund are divided between the various branches of filmmaking as follows: full-length feature films; documentaries and short films; television fiction.

Contact

Icelandic Film Centre
Hverfisgata 54
101 Reykjavík
Phone:
+354 562 3580
Fax:
+354 562 7171
WWW:
Email:

ICF - Catalan Finance Institute

Country Spain Type of link Funding
ICF provides financial instruments for the establishment of new companies and the modernization of existing ones, in order to increase the overall competitive edge of the different sectors of production. ICF is authorised to set up specific credit schemes and one such scheme is intended for audiovisual production. The distribution sector may also access loans but through the general and not the audiovisual scheme.

Contact

ICF - Catalan Finance Institute
Gran Vía de les Cortes Catalanes, 635
08010 Barcelona
Phone:
+34 93 342 84 10
WWW:
Email:

ICIC - Institut Català de les Indústries Culturals - Catalan Institute of Culture

Country Spain Type of link Funding
The task of the Catalan Institute of Culture is to encourage and develop cultural industries in Catalunya. The institute gives support for the development of film projects, development of scripts in Catalan, production of documentary films by independent producers, AV education and training, promotion of Catalan films at international festivals, production of feature films in Catalan, distribution of Catalan-language versions of feature films, etc.

Contact

ICIC - Institut Català de les Indústries Culturals - Catalan Institute of Culture
Rambla de Santa Mònica, 7
08002 Barcelona
Phone:
+34 93 316 27 80
Fax:
+34 93 316 27 16
WWW:
Email:

IDFA Bertha Fund

Country The Netherlands Type of link Funding Deadline month February
The IDFA Fund, formerly known as the Jan Vrijman Fund, supports documentary filmmakers and festivals in developing countries by offering them financial contributions to complete their projects. The Fund is always looking for new creative documentary projects from these countries, and they can be submitted in the following categories: (1) project development, (2) production, 3) post-production and 4) documentary festivals (to be confirmed in february). Upon selection, we work with the filmmakers to determine which form of assistance and coaching would be the most suitable to their project. The goal of the IDFA Fund is to stimulate local film cultures and to turn the creative documentary into a truly global film art. The IDFA Fund gives financial support twice a year.

Contact

IDFA Bertha Fund
Frederiksplein 52
1017 XN Amsterdam
Phone:
+31 206 273 329
Fax:
+31 206 385 388
WWW:
Email:

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