For almost 30 years IDA's fiscal sponsorship program has been helping independent documentary projects of all types get funded, finished and seen. Last year we administered over 7 million dollars in donations and grants to our sponsored projects.
The fiscal sponsorship program is open to independent filmmakers and documentarians, regardless of education, background or previous credits. Whether this is your first film or you've been making documentaries as long as we've been sponsoring them, if you have an idea and a plan to see it through, we can help.
The Pare Lorentz Documentary Fund supports full-length documentary films that reflect the spirit and nature of legendary documentary filmmaker Pare Lorentz's work.
The Fund provides annual production grants totaling $195,000 to be used in the creation of original, independent documentary films that illuminate pressing issues in the United States and focus on one of Pare Lorentz's central concerns—the appropriate use of the natural environment, justice for all or the illumination of pressing social problems.