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Make It Happen Monday

March 2024: Upcoming workshops, fellowships and opportunities from around the 🌎.

Video Consortium

The Video Consortium March 4th, 2024
Make It Happen Monday

A curated a list of journalism and documentary filmmaking opportunities just for you. Share this with someone who could put these deadlines to use!


Rolling Deadlines:

  • The Black Artists Grant (BAG) is a £500 no-strings financial support to help UK-based Black creatives. Whether you’re in need of new equipment or to fund your latest project, learn more and apply here.

  • Submit your documentary for Educational Distribution with GOOD DOCS! If your latest doc is based on education and engaging with students about rarely heard stories then this is where your next application should be. Find out more here.

Upcoming Deadlines:

  • March 4: Chicken & Egg Pictures’ Research and Development Grant is currently open for application. Find out more here.

  • March 4: Apply for the 2024 Edinburgh Pitch, hosted by the Scottish Doc Institute! Participate in intensive prep workshops, publicly pitch your project to a panel of industry professionals, and engage in curated one-to-one meetings. Find out more here!

  • March 8: Squeaky Wheel is now accepting applications for the Summer 2024 session of its Workspace Residency. Whether you are working on an on-going project or starting something new, the three week program is a fantastic opportunity.

  • March 11: Have you applied to the Film Independent Episodic Lab yet? This lab helps to further the careers of its Fellows by introducing them to industry veterans who can offer guidance on both the craft and business of writing episodic content. Find out more here.

  • March 14: Sunny Side of the Doc 2024 is calling for outstanding projects in development or production, in all lengths and formats!

  • March 15: Would $3,000 help to move your latest short film across the finish line? Tongal is awarding finishing funds to a filmmaker in the Black Film Space community. Apply now!

  • March 21: The Animation Festival Network (AFN) is calling for applications from emerging European film journalists and critics for the GoCritic!@AFN training programme. Attend workshops, improve your skills and be mentored!

  • March 21: Journalists and filmmakers ready to take the next leap in their career reporting from the global south, the One World Media Fellowship is now accepting applications! Receive a £1,000 production grant, mentoring and a year-round programme of industry workshops and webinars - apply here!

  • March 31: Apply for the Roy W. Dean short film grant. Submit your cover letter, proposal, social media plan, crew information, cost estimates and sample work before the deadline closes!

  • April 1: Apply to Chicken & Egg Pictures’ Project Hatched: An impact fund for nonfiction filmmakers. Find out more here.

  • April 1: The Festival Connect Fund seeks grant proposals for their upcoming multidisciplinary programme, focusing on communities across Africa. Unlock the resources to showcase your talent! Find out more here.

  • April 2: The Short Film Fund is still open! Emerging filmmakers and screenwriters looking to get their projects funded and produced can apply here. Not only will you get that cash dollar, you’ll also get mentorship from industry experts and more!

  • April 30: Launching a cross-borders, cultural collaboration? The International Collaboration Grants, offering £1 million to foster new cultural partnerships between UK and international artists. Apply here.


  • March 6: Leeds International Film Festival is calling for shorts and feature films entries. View their 2023 highlight reel for inspiration and get applying.

  • March 7: Final call to elevate your masterpiece on the global stage! Submit your film now for a shot at the prestigious Cannes Film Awards.

  • March 15: If you’re a short filmmaker, Denmark’s short film festival is the perfect place to pitch your latest project. Submit your film to the Odense International Film Festival here.

  • April 17: From poignant shorts to captivating features, The San Diego Filipino Film Festival is a platform for storytellers to share their unique voices and visions with the world. Submit your entry today and be part of this year’s SDFFF!

  • April 26: Submissions are open for the 44th Annual Hawai’i International Film Festival! From narrative features to documentary shorts, Hawaiian filmmakers you don’t want to miss this!

  • April 26: The FAME Shorts Film Festival celebrates the diverse narratives of Africa and its diaspora through films. If your work is rooted in African origins and explores diverse experiences and perspectives of the continent - apply asap!

  • May 1: The 33rd annual Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival is the longest-running nonfiction film festival in North America. Apply and compete for Best Documentary Feature, Critics Prize, Best Documentary Short and Audience Awards. Read more and apply here.

  • May 1: U.S History Documentary filmmakers, the Library of Congress Lavine/Ken Burns Prize is accepting submission for their annual cash prize. If your work is focused on the last twenty years or prior - this chance. Apply here.

  • May 15: The Rhode Island International Film festival is now accepting applications! Known as one of the best short film festivals in the United States. Get your work in now!

  • June 6: The 22nd edition of the London Short Film Festival application entries have begun! International and British filmmakers, this is your chance to get your completed film on the map in 2025. Find out more here.

  • July 1: DOK Leipzig 2024 is calling, submit your documentary if your work has been produced in 2023 or 2024. Get in on the 67th edition of the festival here.

✌️ Have an exciting opportunity to share? Send an email or submit here.

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