Call for Applications: MacArthur Foundation Documentary Film Grants

MacArthur supports the production of social-issue documentary films on important contemporary topics, intended for a broad audience, particularly in the U.S.  Over the last 30 years, we have supported over 200 films by some of the most critically acclaimed filmmakers in the country. Their documentary work combines exceptional storytelling with in-depth journalism. Many of these films have had a long life beyond festivals and broadcast, and been used in educational, community, and policymaking settings over many years, sparking conversations and activities that contribute to social and policy change.

MacArthur accepts applications for documentary production funding once or twice a year through the Documentary Open Call.

Online applications will be accepted between July 15 - 31, 2013. If your project is selected as a semi-finalist, we will contact you by September 1 and ask you to submit a full proposal and detailed budget. Funding decisions are expected in November.

Visit the Documentary Film Grants Guidelines page for more information.