Catapult Film Fund

There are presently no open calls for applications.

What Catapult Funds

The Catapult Development Grant gives early support to propel projects forward that hold the promise of a story that should be uniquely told in film. We provide development funding, up to $20,000, to documentary filmmakers who have a strong story to tell, have secured access, and are ready to create a fundraising piece to help unlock critical production funding. We enable filmmakers to develop their projects to the next level, at the early stage when funding is hard to find. We support powerful and moving storytelling, by filmmakers with a strong voice across a broad spectrum of subject matter. 

The development grant is open and accepting applications through November 30th at 5pm PST. It will reopen January 1st 2022. Please note the review process is 3-4 months. More FAQs.

The Catapult Research Grant is the newest expansion of Catapult Film Fund’s on-going commitment to develop nonfiction films and filmmakers. Our new program seeks to develop the voices of diverse filmmakers by providing five $10,000 grants plus six months of mentorship and professional development. The grant is open to US-based filmmakers only.

The research grant is now closed. Grantees will be announced in January 2022. 

Catapult Film Fund