Catapult Film Fund is dedicated to supporting nonfiction filmmakers with critical early stage funding and mentorship to launch distinctive, story-driven, and cinematic films
We believe in taking a chance on filmmakers who have ideas for artful and compelling nonfiction films that make us think differently about the world.Every day, we help launch new projects by providing research and development funding for documentary filmmakers because getting films off the ground is incredibly hard.
Catapult gives early support to propel projects forward that hold the promise of a story that should be uniquely told in film. We provide funding through the Catapult Development Grant and Catapult Research Grant.
The Catapult Development Grant is open Monday, June 5th through Monday, July 10, 2023 at 5:00 p.m. PST.
Catapult does not make grants to individuals. If selected, applicants must be able to accept grants through a 501(c)(3) organization such as a fiscal sponsor. Projects may apply without a fiscal sponsor but must confirm the designated organization in order to receive funding. Learn more in our Frequently Asked Questions»