Call for Submissions: TFI Documentary Fund

The TFI Documentary Fund provides grants and guidance to exceptional filmmakers with character-driven, non-fiction works-in-progress that sit outside of the social issue landscape. By engaging in unexplored perspectives, the TFI Documentary Fund aims to take audiences into someone else’s environment and spotlight the journey of the individual.

Grants of at least $10,000 will be awarded in 2013. Grantees will be announced in early 2013.

Submissions must be feature-length documentaries with an intended length of at least 70 minutes and should creatively document unique character(s). Foreign language documentaries are eligible, but must be subtitled and suitable for an American audience.

A new extension of the Fund, the TFI/ESPN PRIZE, will award one annual grant of $30,000 to a feature-length documentary work-in-progress (in development or production stage) that captures the human element of the sports world – and brings the dramatic stakes of competitiveness to vivid life. In short, the TFI/ESPN Prize-winning project will strive to change the way people perceive sports.

Submissions Close: November 5, 2012

For details and application information please visit the TFI Documentary Fund webpage.