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BFI / Doc Society Fund

The BFI/Doc Society Fund supports creative and hybrid feature documentaries and short films by diverse creative voices from all over the UK. The fund has three calls a year for feature documentaries, and one for shorts.

The BFI Doc Society Fund is currently open.
"We are thrilled with this partnership with the BFI and the opportunity it gives us to enable brilliant British documentary films to shine on an international stage. What excites us most is that it will also give us the means to spot, develop and nurture new British documentary talent in a strategic and meaningful way."
Sandra Whipham, Director, Doc Society

New Perspective
Seed Fund

Doc Society's New Perspectives seed fund is an international film fund supporting the development of documentary features on issues of social justice, driven by filmmakers who exhibit a unique perspective granted by their connection to the community or issue at hand.
Now closed

Pulse Doc Society
Genesis Fund

The Pulse Doc Society Genesis Fund is an international film fund supporting the inception of long form feature documentaries driven by imaginative and innovative storytelling.

Closed Until Further Notice
"Receiving the Genesis Fund marks a huge milestone in my emerging career as a filmmaker. Above all else it lets me know that BRITDOC and Pulse are very serious about supporting directors who are not afraid to take risks."
Khalik Allah, Filmmaker

Doc Society
Circle Fund

The Doc Society Circle is a brand new film fund to support the very best artistic and journalistic films being made by filmmakers globally. It's a fund which complements existing international grantmakers, state funds and broadcast partners for maximum effectiveness.
By invitation only
"I invest in documentary because stories are what connect us. They make up our lives and are what we leave behind. The Doc Society Circle Fund is an opportunity to come together with a small group of individuals to discuss the potential of documentary film, whilst funding some of the best projects around."
Cristina Ljungberg, Circle Fund Founder Member


The Threshold Foundation looks to support documentaries that address the most important issues facing the world using a plan of action that is powerful, innovative, and unexpected.

By invitation only

Bertha Doc Society
Journalism Fund

The Bertha Doc Society Journalism Fund is an international film fund dedicated to supporting long form feature documentaries of a journalistic nature.

Rolling Funds
"By helping us build emotional storytelling into the campaigns we coordinate, Doc Society has helped Crisis Action chip away at the politics-driven approaches used by policymakers to make life or death decisions. These powerful narratives have grabbed the attention of the world’s most powerful people and shone a spotlight on the plight of people trapped in war"
Andrew Hudson, Executive Director - Crisis Action

Flex Fund

Supporting the most innovative and creative projects emerging from partnerships between moving image storytellers and social entrepreneurs, available to all grantees funded by both Ford Foundation & Skoll Foundation.

Closed at this time