Documentary Africa will support promising African documentary film makers right from the story development stage.
Production grants support the actual shooting and recording of documentary film content
Documentary Africa will support filmmakers in finishing their documentary projects. This stage involves any process after production that leads to the creation of the actual final copy.
Serious risks are sometime realized, and the resultant dangers or challenges faced can be significant, imminent and require immediate interventions which may be beyond what has been budgeted for.
DocA will consider independent documentary filmmakers working in the following forms:
The applications should be submitted by either the producer or the director.
Candidates are required to have directed, or produced at least one short or feature film.
Selected applicants should have a track record of pursuing and successfully completing independent projects
Applicants will be subjected to a transparent Cultural Test
The Grant selection panel will be responsible for the review, scoring and selection of grantees. The selection panel will be non-board members sourced by the organization internally and externally. This panel will be guided by a bio data scoring sheet and criteria for qualification of the grant apart from their own professional observances.
Selected applicants should have a track record of pursuing and successfully completing independent projects.
Storytellers working primarily in the creation of organizational promotional videos, public service announcements, fundraising films, or issue campaign videos will not be considered.