Register Now - SDF's Grant Awards Brunch!

September 9th - Mediamakers. Mateo Bar & Tapas. Mimosas.

Join us as we reveal the winners of our 2018 R&D and Production Grants

Southern Documentary Fund is giving out $150,000 in grants to Southern filmmakers, and Mateo Bar & Tapas is helping us throw a party to celebrate! Come join the fun Sunday, August 9th from noon-2pm as we celebrate funding Southern stories that raise up, complicate and illuminate the incredible region we live in. Festivities will include a special menu of mouth-watering tapas from Mateo staff, a chance to learn more about the work that Southern Documentary Fund is funding, and more. Tickets coming soon - mark your calendars now!

2018 Filmmaking Grants

The SDF Production Grant, The SDF Research and Development Grant and The SDF North Carolina Grant

The SDF North Carolina Grant - Open Now

Did the applications for our R&D and Production Grants just close? Yes. Are we already prepping a new Grant for makers and stories based in North Carolina with help from the Mary Duke Biddle Foundation? Also yes. Why would we do this? We love Southern documentary makers just that much. The SDF North Carolina Grant opens July 31st and offers amounts of $1,000-$5,000 for makers and/or stories based in North Carolina.