Grants to support independent filmmakers and artists making documentary projects that would not be commissioned by a UK broadcaster.
Funding awards range from £10,000 to £50,000. On average, grants will be in the region of £20,000.
BRITDOC Circle is a brand new film fund to support the best artistic and journalistic films being made by European filmmakers. Note: this programme does not accept unsolicited applications.
The Pulse BRITDOC Genesis Fund is an international film fund supporting the inception of long form feature documentaries driven by imaginative and innovative storytelling.
The Channel 4 British Documentary Film Foundation (BRITDOC) works to further a creatively ambitious and diverse future for British documentary filmmaking. BRITDOC funding is intended to support the production and completion of independent films that would not usually be commissioned by a UK broadcaster.
Funding is available for the production of independent, one-off documentary films.
The Foundation also helps filmmakers in other ways, such as arranging mentoring, offering advice, and additional funding to ensure that films get seen by the right people once they are completed.
- Applications for formats, series, Three Minute Wonders or drama.
- Top-up finance for programmes already in receipt of UK broadcaster funding.
- Replacement funding for TV finance.
- Funding for development.
- Films at the fine cut stage.
- Archive or music clearance.
The Fund is open to British filmmakers living anywhere in the world and filmmakers from anywhere who have lived in Britain full-time for at least six months (Irish submissions will also be considered).
Costs associated with eligible projects, including:
- Independent, one-off films
Applications for funding are welcome from filmmakers/artists working together collaboratively but should be made by one director from the team (who will be the main point of contact).
Proposals should be submitted online via the BRITDOC website