The Filmworks Innovation Lab is designed to invest in our local creative community and to encourage the development of original storytelling that capitalizes on new forms of production and technology. By leveraging our existing film infrastructure and the diversity of our in-state technology resources, Washington is uniquely positioned to incubate a groundbreaking digital entertainment platform that fosters a new Creative Economy for Washington State.
The Northwest Film Fund supports documentary film projects in the Northwest (including Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana and Alaska) at any stage of completion. The Fund offers vital support to emerging filmmakers, helping promising films transition more rapidly from the planning stage to production, and providing a platform to introduce excellent new documentaries into the world.
Our budget ceiling is $500,000. We fund shorts, docs and independent features under this amount. We want films that are unique and make a contribution to society. We fund compelling stories about little knownn subjects, historical films and films that touch hearts. We like films that expose and bring important information to light, we like films on little known people when there is a good story. We are story-tellers and that is the main criteria for entering and winning our grants, stories that can change and stories that can heal and enrich our lives.
ITVS funds, distributes, and promotes new programs primarily for public television. We work with independent producers to create and present programs that take creative risks, advance issues and represent points of view not usually seen on public or commercial television. ITVS is committed to programming that addresses the needs of underserved and underrepresented audiences. We look for programs that bring new audiences to public television and that expand civic participation by bringing diverse voices into the public sphere.
At TFI we work every day to support exceptional storytellers from the US and around the world.
How? Through funding: over a million dollars annually in grants for both narrative and documentary films and new media projects. Through real-world connections: In an era of the easy "Like" we create opportunities for filmmakers to genuinely connect with industry professionals and with each other. Through support: We offer guidance and provide one-on-one assistance through the filmmaking process.
Why? Because well-told stories bring communities together. They captivate us, and they have the potential to cross cultural, religious and socioeconomic divides like nothing else.
Documentary Films - 4 Grants
The BRITDOC Foundation is a new social entrepreneurship organisation bringing new thinking to public service delivery. They befriend great filmmakers, support great films, broker new partnerships, build new business models, share new knowledge and develop new audiences globally. With a mission to enable in-depth analysis of issues through long-form investigative film making, we are particularly looking to work with filmmakers with a journalistic background or those who are collaborating with journalists.
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