Attention Bay Area Documentary Makers- SF Foundation Grant Opp

Call for Proposals: Bay Area Documentary Fund

Many award winning documentaries have emerged from the San Francisco Bay Area. In recognition of this notable documentary tradition, The San Francisco Foundation invites accomplished film/video/digital media artists to apply to the Bay Area Documentary Fund for early production support. Last year, the Bay Area Documentary Fund granted $125,000 to seven documentary movies.

This year, grants ranging from $10,000 to $25,000 will be given to support documentary projects in early production phases by experienced filmmakers with an esteemed body of previously created work.

Projects should address issues pertinent to the five Bay Area counties we serve – Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, San Francisco, or San Mateo – and align with the Foundation’s programmatic goals. The San Francisco Foundation is interested in documentaries exploring issues that have been historically underexposed, misinterpreted, or ignored.

Complete proposals are due Friday, April 12, 2013, by 11:59 p.m.

For complete eligibility requirements, application instructions, and evaluation criteria, please visit our Bay Area Documentary Fund page.

Please note that this application requires an online application as well as submission of previously completed work.

If you have additional questions, please contact Tere Romo, Arts and Culture program officer, at 415.733.8523 or