Funding programmes

The Arab Fund for Arts and Culture
The Arab Fund for Arts and Culture is an independent Arab initiative established in 2007. AFAC funds individuals and organizations in the fields of cinema, performing arts, literature, music and visual arts, while facilitating cultural exchange and cooperation across the Arab world and globally. This assistance concerns the scripting, development, production and post-production steps. Since 2007, 318 projects were helped and 54 of them were film projects. The Arab Fund for Arts and Culture invites all Arab parties working in the cultural and artistic spheres, whose projects target the Arab region, to send their project proposals regardless of age, years of experience, nationality, country of residence (Arab world and abroad), ethnicity, religion or any other factor. This includes: Individuals NGOs Cultural/educational institutions and centers Organizations, institutions, governmental and non-governmental bodies concerned with culture and the arts
Bertha Britdoc Connect Fund
The BRITDOC Foundation
Type: Documentary Media: Cinema, Television, Web Length: Full The Bertha Britdoc Connect Fund is the first European-based outreach and engagement fund, and is open to filmmakers from around the world. The purpose is to help the filmmakers to draw up a release plan of their movies with a better communication to have more impact on a targeted public. This fund gives them the means to implement a real campaign of exploitation and distribution of their works, favoring a more important social impact. It has for vocation to support ambitious and independent documentary movies dealing with a social problem; movies which have the capacity to realize real changes at the local, regional or world level.
Bertha Britdoc Journalism Fund
The BRITDOC Foundation
Type: Documentary Coproduction: yes Media: Cinema, Television Length: Full The new Bertha Britdoc Fund for Journalism is an international film fund dedicated to supporting long form feature documentaries of a journalistic nature. This new fund recognises such films are often delicate and protracted, making them difficult to fund. With a mission to enable in-depth analysis of issues through long-form investigative filmmaking, we are particularly looking to work with filmmakers with a journalistic background or those who are collaborating with journalists. The assistance is international and open to every directors who wishes to enter a long phase of investigation at the end of which will succeed a full lenght documentary underlining alarming injustices, questions and social phenomenons in places of the world uncovered by the media.
Canwest-Hot Docs Funds
Hot Docs & Canwest
In 2008 Hot Docs and Canwest partnered in the creation of the Canwest-Hot Docs Documentary Funds . These Funds consist of a $3-million completion fund and a $1-million development fund. Canwest’s $4-million infusion into the Canadian documentary production community via the Funds will provide much-needed financial support to filmmakers facing financing gaps at critical stages in their projects. Hot Docs will manage and disperse the Funds’ benefit monies over a next seven-year period.
CBA WorldView – Project Development Fund
Commonwealth Broadcasting Association
WorldView supports Filmmakers who aim to bring the richness and diversity of the wider-world to UK audiences. Funding is awarded to producers enabling them to spend time in the developing world researching stories, identifying characters and locations, and shooting taster tapes.
Chicken & Egg Pictures General Open Call
Chicken & Egg Pictures
Chicken & Egg Pictures is a hybrid film fund and non-profit production company dedicated to supporting women filmmakers who are as passionate about the craft of storytelling as they are about the social justice, environmental and human rights issues they’re embracing, translating and exploring on film. We match strategically timed financial support with rigorous, respectful and dynamic mentorship, creative collaboration and community-building to nurture women filmmakers whose diverse voices represent a range of lived experience and realities that have the power to change the world as we know it.
Kirkon Mediasäätiö (KMS) / The Church Media Foundation
The purpose of the Foundation is to support and promote producing, distributing and broadcasting programmes dealing with religion, ethical issues and values from the perspective of basic values of the Evangelical-Lutheran Church of Finland . CMF is in close co-operation with SES (Finnish Film Foundation) and AVEK (The Promotion Centre for Audiovisual Culture).
CNC support
Centre national de la cinématographie (CNC)
The principal missions of the CNC are: regulatory support for the film, broadcast, video, multimedia and technical industries, promotion of film and television for distribution to all audiences preservation and development of the film heritage
Creative England: Film Culture Fund
Creative England
For the purposes of this Fund, Film Culture is understood to include film exhibition (cinemas, festivals or non-theatrical exhibition), regional screen heritage (film archive) and film education (where this is linked to a cinema or archive).
Creative England: Film Networks Fund
Creative England
The Film Networks Fund is available to networks and organisations whose work supports and promotes filmmaking activities in the English regions. Funding is available for a range of eligible activity including provision of editorial and technical support for emerging talent looking to produce work, delivery of networking, screening and industry speaker events and master classes, and provision of peer-to-peer support, mentoring, training and advice.