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Filmmakers Without Borders Grants

Filmmakers Without Borders Grants

DEADLINE:1 June 2020

Filmmakers Without Borders' filmmaking grants provide funding and support for independent filmmakers to share their stories. Funds are available for narrative, documentary, experimental, and new media projects in various stages of production.


  • Applicants from any country are encouraged to apply.
  • Applicants should be 18+ years old.
  • Applicants should be proficient in relevant digital technologies.
  • Applicants should be able to provide samples of their work.
  • Applications and supporting materials must be produced in English. NOTE: Completed films may be in any language.
  • Proposed projects should address one of the following themes: social justice, women’s voices, youth voices, identity, cultural exchange, climate change


Grants are made in several categories, in the following amounts (USD):

  • Development: $250, $500, or $1000
  • Production: $500, $1000, $2500, or $5000
  • Post-production: $250, $500, $1000, or $2500
  • Film Festival Applications: $100, $250, or $500