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FILMMAKER RESOURCES

“If I were to remain silent, I'd be guilty of complicity.”
- Albert Einstein

ESSENTIALS

BRITDOC’s IMPACT FIELD GUIDE & TOOLKIT

MOVIES THAT MATTER DIRECTORY

HUMAN RIGHTS FILM NETWORK 

AFRICINE

DOCUMENTARY FILM FESTIVALS

ADDIS INTL FILM FESTIVAL
ETHIOPIA

Afghanistan Human Rights Film Festival
AFGHANISTAN

AFI DOCS
DC

AFRICANBAMBA HUMAN RIGHTS FILM FEST
SENEGAL

AMERICAN DOCUMENTARY FILM FESTIVAL
Palm Springs, CA

WOMEN VOICES NOW
Los Angeles, CA

ANTENNA DOCUMENTARY FILM FEST
AUSTRALIA

Bamenda Human Rights Film Festival
CAMEROON

BERLINALE
BERLIN

Berlin International Film Festival
GERMANY

BIG SKY DOCUMENTARY FILM FEST
Missoula, MT

CAMDEN INTL FILM FESTIVAL
Camden, ME

CHAGRIN FILM FEST
Chagrin Falls, OH

CHILE DOC
CHILE

CINE DROIT LIBRE
BURKINA FASO

Cine Migrante
ARGENTINA

CPH:DOX
DENMARK

Derecho a Ver (The Right to See)
COLOMBIA

Ditshwanelo Human Rights Film Festival
BOTSWANA

DOCAVIV INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
ISRAEL

DOC NYC
USA

DOC POINT- Helsinki Documentary Film Fest
FINLAND

DOCS BARCELONA
SPAIN

DocsDF
MEXICO

DOCUDAYS UA INTL HUMAN RIGHTS FEST
UKRAINE

DOCUMENTAL AMBULANTE
MEXICO

DOCUMENT INTL HUMAN RIGHTS FESTIVAL
GLASGOW, UK

DocumentarIST
TURKEY

Dokufest
KOSOVO

Dubai International Film Festival
UAE

Durban International Film Festival
SOUTH AFRICA

EDINBURGH INTL FILM FESTIVAL
Scotland, UK

Festival Izerfan Human Rights Film Festival
MOROCCO

FESTIVAL OF HUMAN RIGHTS FILM
SPAIN

THE FESTIVAL OF LIBERTIES
BELGIUM

FIFIDHO
NIGER/ France

FiSahara- Western Sahara Intl Film Festival
ALGERIA

FLASHPOINT Human Rights Film Festival
INDIA

Free Your Minds
CAMBODIA

FREE ZONE film festival
SERBIA

FULL FRAME FEST
Durham, NC

Grupo Chaski
PERU

Guth Gafa Intl Documentary Film Festival
IRELAND

HOT DOCS 
CANADA

Human Rights Arts & Film Festival (HRAFF)
AUSTRALIA

Human Rights Film Festival of Barcelona
SPAIN

Human Rights Cinema
TOGO

Human Rights Film Festival
San Francisco, USA

Human Rights Human Dignity Intl Film Festival
MYANMAR

The Human Rights Human Wrongs
NORWAY

Human Rights Nights Film and Arts Festival
ITALY

Human Screen
TUNISIA

IndieLisboa
PORTUGAL

IDFA
THE NETHERLANDS

International Film Festival on Human Rights
ARGENTINA

FESTIMO
BOLIVIA

Intl Film Festival of Memory Truth and Justice
GUATEMALA

Intl Forum on Human Rights Facing the UN
SWITZERLAND

International Film Festival WATCH DOCS
POLAND

International Images Film Festival for Women
ZIMBABWE

INTL MADRID DOCUMENTARY FILM FEST
SPAIN

Karama HRFF
JORDAN

Kashish Mumbai Intl Queer Film Festival
INDIA

KIN International Women Film Festival
ARMENIA

KOMAS Freedom Film Festival
MALAYSIA

Llamale H
URUGUAY

MakeDox
MACEDONIA

Manya Human Rights International Film Festival
UGANDA

Mis Me Binga
CAMEROON

MOMA’s Intl Fest of Nonfiction Film and Media
Ramallah, NY

MOVIES THAT MATTER
THE NETHERLANDS

THE NAPLES HUMAN RIGHTS FILM FESTIVAL
ITALY

Nuremberg Intl Human Rights Film Festival
GERMANY

One World
CZECH REPUBLIC

One World Romania
ROMANIA

One World Slovakia
SLOVAKIA

Opin Yu Yi Human Rights Film Festival
SIERRA LEONE

The Palestinian Mobile Cinema
PALESTINE

Papua New Guinea Human Rights Film Festival
PAPUA NEW GUINEA

The Paris Human Rights International Film Festival
FRANCE

Pesaro Film Festival
ITALY

Pravo Ljudski Film Festival
BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA

Rolling Film Festival
KOSOVO

Sarajevo Film Festival
BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA

Seoul Human Rights Film Festival (SHRFF)
SOUTH KOREA

SHEFFIELD DOC/FEST
UK

Side By Side
RUSSIA

Stalker Fest
RUSSIA

Tenemos Que Ver: Intl Film Fes of Human Rights
URUGUAY

THESSALONIKI INTL FILM FESTIVAL
GREECE

This Human World
AUSTRIA

TOPANGA FILM FESTIVAL
TOPANGA, CA

Tri Continental Film Festival (TCFF)
SOUTH AFRICA

TRUE/FALSE
Columbia, MO

Truth Cinema (Sine Totoo) Film Festival
PHILIPPINES

Unabhängiges FilmFest Osnabrück
GERMANY

UNAFF
Stanford, CA

UNHCR Refugee Film Festival (RFF)
JAPAN

Unspoken Human Rights Film Festival
Utica, NY, USA

Vermont International Film Festival (VTIFF)
Vermont, USA

Verzio 
HUNGARY

VISIONS DU REEL Intl Film Festival
SWITZERLAND

ZagrebDox
CROATIA

DOCUMENTARY FILM FUNDS

J. Muste Institute

Alabama Humanities Foundation

Alaska Humanities Forum

Alfred P. Sloan Foundation

Alter Cine

American Documentary Film Festival

America’s Media Makers (AMM) Development Grant

America’s Media Makers (AMM) Production Grant

Annie E Casey Foundation

Antarctic Artists and Writers Program (National Science Foundation)

ARRI Feature Film Grant

Arthur Vining Davis Foundations

Association of Independent Video and Filmmakers

Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice: U.S. General Fund

MacArthur Foundation

Bay Area Video Coalition

Bridging Cultures through Film: International Topics program

BRITDOC Documentary Journalism Fund

BRITDOC Connect Fund

BRITDOC: Puma Catalyst Awards

British Council Travel Grant Fund

The California Documentary Project (CDP) — (NEH)

Canon Filmmaker Award Program

Catapult Film Fund

Creative Capital

Center for Asian American Media (CAAM)

Center for Independent Documentary

Chicago Underground Film Festival

Chicken & Egg Pictures

Cinema and Television Benevolent Fund

Collabor8te

Connecticut Humanities Fund

Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB)

CPB: The Greenhouse Fund

Creative England

Creative Europe

Delaware Humanities Forum: Opportunity Grants

Delaware Humanities Forum: Regular Grants

Eurimages

Film Council

Film London: Microwave

Filmmaker Support Program (FSP)- National Film Board of Canada

The Fledgling Fund

Fritt Ord

Ford Foundation

Ford Foundation Justfilms Initiative

Frameline Completion Fund

Fulbright U.S. Student Program

Gucci Tribeca Documentary Fund

Hartley Film Foundation

Herbert Bals Fund

Hot Docs-Blue Ice Group Documentary Fund

IdeasTap

iFeatures

Illinois Arts Council: Artstour Grant

Impact Partners Funds

Indiegogo

International Documentary Association (IDA)

International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam (IDFA): BERTHA Fund

ITVS Commissioned Funding

ITVS Diversity Development Fund

ITVS LINCS Fund

Japan Foundation New York office (JFNY): Grant for Arts and Culture

Jerome Foundation

John D. Rockefeller Foundation

John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation

Latino Public Broadcasting

LEF Foundation Moving Image Fund

Maine Humanities Council

Maine Humanities Council: General Humanities Community Outreach Grants

Maryland Humanities Council Opportunity Grants

McKnight Fellowships for Media Artists

Media Alliance

Miller Packan Film Fund

Movies that Matter

Naked Edge Films (NEF): Capital Investment

NALAC Fund for the Arts (NFA)

National Endowment for the Arts

National Black Programming Consortium

Native American Public Telecommunications (NAPT): Producer Opportunity Fund

New Mexico Humanities Council

New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA)

Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting

North Carolina Humanities Council

One World Media

Oppenheimer New Filmmaker Grant Program

Oregon Production Investment Fund

Pacific Pioneers Fund

Pacific Islanders in Communications: Media Fund

Pare Lorentz Doc Fund (IDA)

Public Media Content Fund (PMCF)

The Puffin Foundation

Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting

Rooftop Films: Filmmaker Fund

Rhode Island Council for the Humanities

The Roy W. Dean Grant

San Francisco Film Society

Screen Australia: Documentaries International Program

Screen Institute Beirut: Film Fund

Scottish Documentary Institute

Shaw Media-Hot Docs Funds

The Sister Fund

Sundance Institute Documentary Fund

Swiss Visions Sud Est

Telluride Mountainfilm: Commitment Grant

Tribeca Film Institute (TFI): Documentary Fund

Tribeca Film Institute (TFI): Latin America Media/Arts Fund

TFI: New Media Fund

TFI: All Access

Unitarian Universalist Funding Program: Fund for a Just Society

Virginia Foundations for the Humanities

Vision Maker Media: Public Media Content Fund

Wallace Alexander Gerbode Foundation

Wellcome Trust

Women in Film