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Apply Now for Fork Films’ Documentary Grants - Deadline October 10, 2017

Written by 25 Sep,2017

Documentary filmmakers, take note: Fork Films’ annual open call for doc grant applications is here. The New York-based production company will accept applications via an online submission form from now until October 10, 2017 at 11:59 pm EST.

Feature-length non-fiction films in development, production, and post-production are eligible for grants. “We seek films that promote peacebuilding, human rights, and social justice with a particular emphasis on projects that bring women’s voices to the forefront and foster a culture of understanding,” a press release announcing the grants explains.


According to Fork Films’ website, awarded grants generally range from $10,000 to $50,000. Proposals for fiction films, docu-dramas, series, student projects, and outreach campaigns will not be considered. Applicants must be 18 years old or older. Grants will be awarded in April of 2018.


Founded in 2007 by CEO and President Abigail Disney, director of “Armor of Light,” and Chief Creative Officer Gini Reticker, Fork Films has supported nearly 90 documentaries. The most recent batch of projects to receive funding include Aideen Kane, Lucy Kennedy, and Maeve O’Boyle’s “11 A Day,” an exploration of abortion in Ireland, and “Same God,” Linda Midget’s look into the controversial firing of a black, female professor at Wheaton College who suggested that Christians and Muslims worship the same God.


For more application instructions and guidelines, head over to Fork Films. Questions about the application process can be directed to the org’s Director of Grantmaking, Kat Vecchio, who can be reached at .