Have a compelling story to tell? Want some assistance making those crucial next steps (a.k.a. fundraising) in developing your documentary? You got it. The Catapult Summer 2014 funding round opens today and will be accepting applications through August 25, 2014.
Catapult Film Fund provides development funding to documentary filmmakers who have a secured idea and are ready to create a piece for fundraising purposes. They have two application rounds per year and provide individual grants of up to $20,000. In addition, recipients have access to an informal mentorship program with Catapult’s co-founders, Bonni Cohen and Lisa Kleiner Chanoff, in areas including story development, production process, fundraising and distribution strategy.
Previous grantees have had their docs premiere at festivals such as Tribeca ("Art and Craft"), Sundance ("The Overnighters," "E-Team") and the San Francisco International Film Festival ("The Last Season").
For the application form and guidelines check out their website.