Black Public Media's annual Open Call is our chance to celebrate the complexity of the Black experience through story. This year we will support projects in two key ways: (1) production funding and (2) 360 Incubator+, a workshop opportunity with peers in the field.
Submissions for the 38th Annual IDA Documentary Awards are open until Wednesday, July 20, 2022!
Entries are open to any film, series or audio documentary completed or scheduled to premiere between September 1, 2021, and December 31, 2022. Series entries are eligible for the awards year in which the majority of their episodes were broadcast or uploaded/premiered.
This year’s IDA Documentary Awards will feature all of last year’s categories, plus this year’s new category: Best TV Feature Documentary or Mini-Series. More updates available here.
More info on the Awards: documentary.org/awards/enter
International Documentary Association’s (IDA) largest fund is now accepting applications! The Enterprise Documentary Fund production grant supports feature-length documentaries taking on in-depth explorations of original, journalistic stories. Apply by June 10, 2022 to receive up to $100,000 for your film.
The application for the ITVS Humanities Documentary Development Fellowship for pandemic-affected filmmakers is open as of today, October 15th, and runs until Friday, November 12th.
MIT/BPM Fellowship The application for the 2021 MIT & Black Public Media Fellowship is now open. The fellowship gives Black creative technologists who work in film, TV, tech, and/or academia to join MIT Open Documentary Lab for one academic year to develop a specific, nonfiction, emerging-tech project. Now that MIT's campus will reopen, Fellows may participate in the fellowship either remotely or in person (if they have the means to move to the Boston area). Apply by August 8th.
The DocX initiative at the Center for Documentary Studies is entering its next stage of evolution: to support BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, people of color) artists and thought leaders working across the nonfiction landscape.
Since 1984, the International Documentary Association (IDA) has recognized the best nonfiction work from a diverse range of emerging and established documentarians each year.
The IDA+XRM Media Incubator will provide three filmmakers with $25,000 each and mentorship from Academy award-nominated directors Skye Fitzgerald (Hunger Ward) and Smriti Mundhra (St. Louis Superman), and Emmy award-nominated director Nadia Hallgren (Becoming).
The 2021 Prize submission deadline is June 1, 2021, supported by The Better Angels Society and the Crimson Lion/Lavine Family Foundation, recognizes Exemplary Accomplishment in Historical Documentaries.