Outreach and Distribution Strategies for Documentary Films & Film Festivals

Filmmaker Resources

Take a look at these resources including funding for outreach and distribution, our favourite impact guide, relevant blogs, residencies, pitch opportunities, etc.  We have found these oganizations and tools invaluable while doing our work and we hope they will be useful to you too at different stages of your filmmaking journey.  


We will update and add resources weekly as new opportunities arise.  

Producing for PBS


Sundance Documentary Fund (Rolling deadline)


Docs in Progress


Searchable Grants Directory by IDA


A (Revised!) Introduction to Documentary Budgeting (IDA) by Robert Bahar, including good advice about budgeting for your outreach and distribution.


AMDOC Artist Emergency Fund (Rolling deadline)


How to Submit to Independent Lens


Center for Media and Social Impact


The D-Word


Good Pitch USA 2019 (Deadline: February 21st February, 2019 - 5pm EST)


IFP Filmmaker Labs (Documentary deadline: March 5th, 2019)








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