California Documentary Project Grants
  • Call for Applications
  • California

Website Cal_Humanities California Humanities

A State of Open Mind

Grant funding for film, audio and digital documentaries
Deadline: November 1, 2019

California is a state of almost 40 million people and just as many stories. California Humanities invites proposals for the 2019 California Documentary Project (CDP) grant program that tell these stories from every corner of the state and that explore California in all its complexity. We seek compelling film, audio and digital media projects that reflect a broad cross-section of Californians’ stories; bring new and previously unheard perspectives to light; and help reveal the breadth and range of California’s cultures, peoples and histories. Shorts, podcasts, web series, features (and more) are all eligible. California residency is not a requirement for eligibility.

Funding is available in two categories:

• Research and Development Grants up to $10,000
• Production Grants up to $50,000

For grant guidelines, application instructions and information on free informational CDP grant workshop and webinar, please visit the California Documentary Project grants page at

To apply, please visit:

For more information, contact Senior Program Officer John Lightfoot at

To apply for this job please visit