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.

FOCAL International

Country United Kingdom Type of link Organization/Institute, Funding
FOCAL (Federation of Commercial Audiovisual Libraries) was formed in 1985 as an international, non-profit making, professional trade association, providing excellent networking and marketing opportunities for content industry professionals and giving users easy access to over 300 members worldwide. It represents commercial film/audiovisual, stills and sound libraries as well as interested individuals such as facility houses, professional film researchers and producers working in the industry. Every year the association organizes the FOCAL International Awards, an event that awards audiovisual productions with the best use of footage.

Contact

FOCAL International
Pentax House
South Hill Avenue, South Harrow
HA2 0DU London
Phone:
+44 208 423 5853
Fax:
+44 208 933 4826
WWW:
Email:

FOCAL International - Jane Mercer Footage Training Grant

Country United Kingdom Type of link Funding
FOCAL (Federation of Commercial Audiovisual Libraries) was formed in 1985 as an international, non-profit making, professional trade association, providing excellent networking and marketing opportunities for content industry professionals and giving users easy access to over 300 members worldwide. It represents commercial film/audiovisual, stills and sound libraries as well as interested individuals such as facility houses, professional film researchers and producers working in the industry. Every year the association organizes the FOCAL International Awards, an event that awards audiovisual productions with the best use of footage, and other events.

Contact

FOCAL International - Jane Mercer Footage Training Grant
FOCAL INTERNATIONAL LIMITED
79 College Road
HA1 1BD Harrow, London
Phone:
+44 (0)20 3178 3535
Fax:
+44 (0)20 3178 3533
WWW:
Email:

Fonds francophone des inforoutes

Country France Type of link Funding Deadline month March
Le Fonds des Inforoutes seeks to encourage the increased use and mastery of information and communication technology in developing countries and Central/Southeastern Europe.

Contact

Fonds francophone des inforoutes
Organisation internationale de la Francophonie - IFN
13, Quai André Citroën
75015 Paris
Phone:
+33 144 373 300
Fax:
+33 145 791 498
WWW:
Email:

Fonds Regio Films

Country Switzerland Type of link Producer, Funding
The fund supports independent audiovisual productions in the French-speaking regions of Switzerland. The fund is financed both from private and public sources.

Contact

Fonds Regio Films
Rue des Vieux-Grenadiers 11
1205 Geneva
Phone:
+41 (0)22 800 20 24
Fax:
+41 (0)22 800 20 20
WWW:
Email:

Foundation for Animation Art

Country Hungary Type of link Funding
The foundation was established by Kecskemetfilm Ltd. in 1991 and is managed by the five memberadvisory Board. The main goal is to support high artistic value animation productions and creative experimentation. They also help to introduce and promote Hungarian animation in foreign countries and to organize professionals events.

Contact

Foundation for Animation Art
Liszt Ferenc utca 21
6000 Kecskemét
Phone:
+36 76 481 788
Fax:
+36 76 481 787
WWW:
Email:

Foundation for Past and Future of Hungarian Cinema

Country Hungary Type of link Funding
Their task is the restauration and rejuvenation of all films of the Hungarian film industry.

Contact

Foundation for Past and Future of Hungarian Cinema
Budakeszi ut, 51/e
1021 Budapest
Phone:
+36 1 200 87 39
Fax:
+36 1 398 0781
WWW:
Email:

Foundation of Public Interest for Copyright Protection of Audiovisual Works

Country Hungary Type of link Funding
The foundation was established in 1992 and its main task is to protect the copyright for various kinds of audio-visual works, and its goal is to suppress pirated films, videos and cable programs. ASVA´s goal to stop the pirating of Sony Playstation Software.

Contact

Foundation of Public Interest for Copyright Protection of Audiovisual Works
Karolina ut 65
1113 Budapest
Phone:
+36 1 209 09 36
Fax:
+36 1 209 0915
Email:

Foundation of the Hungarian Historical Motion Picture

Country Hungary Type of link Funding
The Foundation of the Hungarian Historical Motion Picture was established by the Ministry of Culture and Education on 18 August 1993. The aim of the organization is to support the production of historical features and documentary films that represent ways of life, historical events and patterns affecting the present.

Contact

Foundation of the Hungarian Historical Motion Picture
Róna utca 174
1145 Budapest
Phone:
+36 1 467 0627
Fax:
+36 251 81 70
WWW:
Email:

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:

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:

Grain Labs

Country United Kingdom Type of link Funding

Contact

Grain Labs
Grain Media Ltd
Unit 1, 1st Floor - Gladiator Works, Gladiator ST
SE23 1NA London
Phone:
+44(0) 208 690 1010
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 Centre

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 Centre
7 Dionysiou Areopagitou
106 71 Athens
Phone:
+30 210 367 8530
Fax:
+30 210 361 4336
WWW:
Email:

Gucci Tribeca Documentary Fund

Country USA Type of link Funding Deadline month February
The Gucci Tribeca Documentary Fund provides finishing funds to 4 - 10 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
32 Avenue of America, 27th Floor
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

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