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
Production grants up to $100k
Deadline: Friday, May 26, 2017