Oh happy day! Info on a new fund to support documentary filmmakers below. Yay!
The Bertha BRITDOC Documentary Journalism Fund – for filmmakers from around the world working at the intersection of film and investigative journalism. For films that break the important stories of our time, exposing injustice, bringing attention to unreported issues and cameras into regions previously unseen. £250,000 a year for 3 years is available to filmmakers as a mixture of grants and investments. Soniya Kirpalani's We The People, about a miscarriage of justice against migrant workers in Dubai, is announced as the first production grant. Jess Search said, "This fund is urgently needed. Documentary is becoming an increasingly important medium for breaking stories which require long term investigation and the commitment to gather evidence and amplify voices. 'We The People' is just such a film and we are proud to be supporting it."for more info
The new Bertha BRITDOC Fund for Journalism is an international film fund dedicated to supporting long form feature documentaries of a journalistic nature.
We are looking for films that break the important stories of our time, expose injustice, bring attention to unreported issues and cameras into regions previously unseen.
This new fund recognises such films are often delicate and protracted, making them difficult to fund. With a mission to enable in-depth analysis of issues through long-form investigative filmmaking, we are particularly looking to work with filmmakers with a journalistic background or those who are collaborating with journalists.
It is key that the journalistic intent is embedded within the film itself rather than the film simply being about a journalist or journalistic institution.
Elements we can support:
- In-depth research & development
- Production funding for longitudinal investigations
- Editorial support for long-form documentary structure
- Hostile Environment Training
- Emergency transportation
- Legal Advice during production and post production
- Legal advice for complex E&O policies