Independent Television Service–the force behind Independent Lens and funder of hundreds of social issue documentaries–has a grant called the Diversity Development Fund (DDF). The DDF proveds up to $15,000 to producers of color for research and development for documentaries–this includes travel, script development, preliminary production for fundraising/work-in-progress reels.
The deadline is fast approaching on November 11! You can read more about the guidelines here.
Also, on November 1st they’ll be hosting a free online chat with Karim Ahmad from 3-4pm EST on how to prepare your treatment and what ITVS is looking for in applications.
Take advantage of this great opportunity!