The Observatoire du documentaire and MEDIA, in association with the Canada Media Fund and Canadian Heritage, have published the Additional Funding Guide for Documentary Film, the English version of the Guide des financements complémentaires pour le documentaire. The original French version of the guide, published last November, has also been revised and includes an updated list of available resources.
Produced by the Observatoire du documentaire and Antenne Media Grand Sud, the Additional Funding Guide for Documentary Film lists the major sources of additional funding available to the documentary industry in Canada, the US and Europe. It’s a practical tool for Canadian, US and European filmmakers and producers to identify the different resources available for their own productions or co-productions: private funds dedicated to audiovisual content, including broadcaster funds, awards, grants, financial guidance and calls for projects by festivals, independent production cooperatives, provincial arts councils, crowdfunding platforms, help with distribution, marketing and audience development (US), hedge funds, the IFCIC (Institute for the funding of cinema and cultural industries), Sofica (France) and more.
The Additional Funding Guide for Documentary Film was produced thanks to financial contributions from Observatoire members, the Canada Media Fund, Canadian Heritage, and the Montreal Arts Council.