2024 Docs-Blue Ice Docs Fund (HDBID) for Africa Filmmakers
Deadline: January 5, 2024.
The Hot Docs-Blue Ice Docs Fund (HDBID) is a fund for filmmakers who live and work on the African continent. The Fund offers grants in Development and Production for feature or broadcast-length documentaries. Approximately 4 to 10 projects are awarded each year. All successful applications will also be considered for a mentorship program.
The applicant must:
- Be the producer and primary rights holder of the project
- Have a registered production company that is associated with the project in a country on the African continent listed in our FAQ section
In all cases both the director and producer must:
- Hold citizenship, or have legal permanent residency, and primarily live and work in Africa. A complete list of funded countries can be found in the FAQ section
- Have at least one previous professional credit to their name
- Be in good standing with Hot Docs by application date
The project must:
- Be produced and shot in Africa
- Be either a high-quality feature or broadcast-hour length documentary to audiences both locally and internationally (school work, series, and fiction pieces are not eligible)
- Be in development, production or post-production as of April 2024. The Fund will not consider projects that will be completed by Hot Docs 2024.
Eligibility for re-application:
- A project can submit to the Development Fund and, then submit to the Production Fund at a later deadline, whether or not the Development Fund application was successful.
- Submitted projects that do not receive funding may submit a maximum of one additional time only in another stream within the fund. Requests for resubmission must be received in writing to email@example.com. In some instances, the selection committee may invite a project to resubmit and they will be notified directly.
- Development grant: Up to $10,000 Grant can reflect up to 100% of the development budget.
- Production grant: Up to $40,000 Grant can reflect up to 50% of the production budget.
Apply through the OFFICIAL LINK