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California Documentary Project Grants

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California Documentary Project Grants


The California Documentary Project (CDP) is a competitive grant program that supports the research and development and production stages of film, audio, and digital media projects that seek to document California in all its complexity.

Projects should use the humanities to provide context, depth and perspective and reach and engage broad audiences through multiple means, including but not limited to radio and television broadcasts, podcasts, online distribution and interactive media, community screenings and discussions, in classrooms and libraries, at cultural centers, film festivals, and beyond. Funding is available in two categories:

  • Research and Development Grants up to $10,000
  • Production Grants up to $50,000

Guidelines for the 2017 California Documentary Project grants for documentary film, audio and digital media are now available.

The application deadline is November 1, 2017 at 5pm.