Filmmaking Grants

Funding Agency:
Southern Documentary Fund

This program is for Southern makers. We seek to bring visibility to makers and communities who are oftentimes overlooked. We will fund:

  • Nonfiction documentaries (shorts, features, docuseries, and experimental).
  • Projects must be in production. Proposals for research, development, post-production, distribution or engagement/impact funding are not eligible to apply for this grant.

Deadline: Aug. 18, 2023

Agency Website

Eligibility Requirements

  • Project Directors should reside or have deep roots in one of the following twelve Southern states: Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia.
  • Applicants must have a U.S. social security number or U.S. federal tax ID number.
  • Applicants must be 18 years of age or older.
  • Applicants must not be enrolled in a film school and/or seeking funds for a student project.

Funding Type





Arts & Humanities
Community Outreach and Engagement

External Deadline

August 18, 2023