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The California Documentary Project Offers Grants for film, audio and interactive documentaries

Thursday, October 13, 2016   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Andrea Meyer
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Grants for film, audio and interactive documentaries
Deadline: November 1, 2016
California Humanities is pleased to announce the 2016 deadline for the California Documentary Project (CDP), a competitive grant program that supports the research and development and production stages of humanities-based media projects that enhance our understanding of California and its cultures, peoples, and histories. Projects should use the humanities to provide context, depth, and perspective, be suitable for California and national audiences, and seek to reach, inform 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 more. California residency is not a requirement for eligibility.
Funding is available in two categories:
·        Research & Development Grants up to $10,000
·        Production Grants up to $50,000
For grant guidelines, application instructions, and a list of previously supported projects, please visit
California Humanities is an independent non-profit and a state partner of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Since 2003, we have awarded over $4.5 million to film, audio and web-based projects that document the California experience and explore issues of significance to Californians. Supported projects include radio and podcast series such as CA Foodways, The Specialist, The Intersection, and Sonic Trace, and documentary films No Más Bebés?, The Last Day of Freedom, Romeo is Bleeding, REAL BOY, The Ovarian Psycos, The Return, Dorothea Lange: Grab a Hunk of Lightning, We Were Here: The AIDS Years in San Francisco, Everyday Sunshine: The Story of Fishbone, Hollywood Chinese, and many more.