Documentary Development

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This fund is for the development of feature-length, cinematic documentaries.

At a glance

  • Who can apply: Documentary filmmakers
  • Level of funding: Up to $40,000 per project in two stages – early (up to $20,000) and advanced (up to $20,000)
  • Type of funding: Loan
  • Application deadlines: Deadlines are listed below

What’s involved

This financing is for documentary films that have a cinematic aesthetic and are of a significant enough scale (in terms of audience reach, story content, intended execution etc) to command a theatrical release. This financing is not available for television documentaries.

The process

Applications are assessed by our Development team within six weeks. You'll be contacted once decisions are made.


Please read the Documentary Development Financing Guidelines and download the application form below.  If you have any questions please email [email protected]