During the last decade, the contraction of print and broadcast media and the expansion of digital platforms spurred an unprecedented crossover between journalism and independent nonfiction filmmaking. Documentarians, working alone or in small teams, are increasingly taking on high-stakes storytelling once the domain of legacy media. Very often, they do so without the support, resources, and protection of established institutions. The IDA Enterprise Doc Fund seeks to support this critically important work, while helping filmmakers retain their independent voices and artistic visions.

The IDA Enterprise Doc Fund provides production and development funds to feature-length documentary films taking on in-depth explorations of original, contemporary stories and integrating journalistic practice into the filmmaking process. In addition to funds, grantees will receive additional resources and expertise tailored to the needs of the project.

Development grants up to $15k

Deadline: Friday, July 28, 2017

 

Eligibility:

  • Applicant must be the director and/or creative producer.
  • Applicant must be a US citizen or permanent resident and 18 years of age.
  • Subject may be domestic or international.
  • Must be intended to reach a large and broad audience.
  • Journalistic practice is integral to the project, with a commitment to fairness and accuracy.
  • Director/creative producer must retain creative and editorial control.
  • Applicant must have at least one of the following credits on two feature-length documentary films or an equivalent documentary series: director, producer, co-director, co-producer, assistant director, associate producer.
  • Project must be in research/development. Access does not need to be secured.

Production grants up to $100k

Deadline: Friday, May 26, 2017

 

Eligibility:

  • Applicant must be the director and/or creative producer.
  • Applicant must be a US citizen or permanent resident and 18 years of age.
  • Applicant must have directed and/or produced a minimum of two feature-length films or an equivalent documentary series.
  • Project must be in production.
  • Subject may be domestic or international.
  • Project must be intended to reach a large and broad audience.
  • Project must have secured access to major participants.
  • Journalistic practice is integral to the project, with a commitment to fairness and accuracy.
  • Director/creative producer must retain creative and editorial control.

 

Application

Coming soon!