Catapult Film Fund | Documentary Film Grant

by Catapult Film Fund
(San Francisco, CA )

The Catapult Film Fund provides documentary film grants of up to $20,000 to support powerful, artful storytelling across a broad spectrum of issues and perspectives.

Catapult's development grants fund documentary filmmakers who have secured access to their story and are ready to create a fundraising piece.

Catapult's mission is to enable filmmakers to develop their film projects to the next level at a moment where funding is hard to find.

2022 Development Grant Rounds

In 2022, Catapult will accept applications for the development grant in two rounds:

  • Round one: The development grant will be open January 1st - February 28th with grantees announced in June 2022.

  • Round two: The development grant will be open July 1st - August 31st with grantees announced December 2022.

  • About The Catapult Film Fund

    Lisa Kleiner Chanoff and Bonni Cohen founded CATAPULT FILM FUND in November 2010. Catapult has two funding cycles per year, Summer and Winter. At each round Catapult awards grants $5,000 to $20,000 to around 10 projects.

    Grant recipients have access to informal mentorship with Bonni and Lisa in areas including story development, production process, fundraising and distribution strategy.

    How To Contact Catapult Film Fund

    Applications are accepted via the online application on the Catapult website. Please check the How to Apply page for information about funding criteria and the application process.

    For more information about the Catapult Film Fund Documentary Grants:

    Learn more about Documentary Fundraising.

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