Bertha BRITDOC Documentary fund open [Worldwide]
- Documentary journalists can apply for a grant ranging from UK�5,000-50,000
The Bertha BRITDOC Fund for Journalism is an international film fund
dedicated to supporting long-form feature documentaries of a journalistic
The fund seeks films that break stories, expose injustice and bring
attention to unreported issues and cameras into regions previously unseen.
Due to the investigative nature of long-form films, the fund seeks
filmmakers with a journalistic background.
The fund supports in-depth research & development, production funding for
longitudinal investigations, editorial support for long-form documentary
structure, hostile environment training, emergency transportation and legal
Funding is awarded on a rolling basis.
We are looking for films that break the important stories of our time,
expose injustice, bring attention to unreported issues and cameras into
regions previously unseen.
This new fund recognises such films are often delicate and protracted,
making them difficult to fund. With a mission to enable in-depth analysis
of issues through long-form investigative filmmaking, we are particularly
looking to work with filmmakers with a journalistic background or those who
are collaborating with journalists.
It is key that the journalistic intent is embedded within the film itself
rather than the film simply being about a journalist or journalistic
Elements we can support:
In-depth research & development
Production funding for longitudinal investigations
Editorial support for long-form documentary structure
Hostile Environment Training
Legal Advice during production and post production
Legal advice for complex E&O policies
Other things to bear in mind:
We will be supporting films 60mins+ in length
Grants from �5,000 to �50,000 are available
Funding is awarded on a rolling basis
Funding decisions will be made within 4 weeks of application, unless your
project is an urgent response to events
We are unlikely to fully fund a film so it must have international
We don�t fund retrospectively
For more information, click here.
Terms and conditions
The Bertha BRITDOC Documentary Journalism Fund is part of a major new
partnership between the Bertha Foundation and the BRITDOC Foundation, which
sees the launch of two new funds worth �1.5m over the next three years.
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