The PBS/Firelight William Greaves Production Fund will resource documentary productions by mid-career filmmakers from diverse communities in the United States that are intended for distribution on PBS through finishing funds or co-production funding.
Note: The application for the PBS/Firelight William Greaves Production Fund is now closed.
Join Firelight Media for an informational webinar about applying for the PBS/Firelight William Greaves Production Fund.
PBS has committed $3.6 million over the course of three years to support mid-career nonfiction filmmakers through the PBS/Firelight William Greaves Production Fund, which resources talented storytellers from diverse communities in the United States. The Fund is designed to address the persistent structural challenges many filmmakers face after producing their first films, so that they can remain in the field and continue to create vital stories focused on underrepresented people and topics.
The open call for the PBS/Firelight William Greaves Production Fund began on Tuesday, July 5, 2022 and closed on Monday, August 8, 2022.
(Firelight Media simultaneously opened the call for the William Greaves Research and Development Fund, which resources talented, mid-career nonfiction storytellers from racially and ethnically underrepresented communities based in the U.S., Mexico, Brazil, Puerto Rico, and Colombia, with a particular interest in those who identify as being of Indigenous and/or of African descent. For details about that Fund, please click here.)
In order to quality for the PBS/Firelight William Greaves Production Fund, applicants must:
Applications will be reviewed according to the following criteria:
View a recording of an Info Session here:
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