December 2011

Dear film students and filmmakers,

we would like to share with you news about a very interesting funding opportunity.

The Jan Vrijman Fund (JVF) was created by one of the most prolific and professional documentary film festivals in the world, the International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam (IDFA). JVF is now calling for submissions. The Fund invites applications in particular from filmmakers living in the world’s poorest countries who are seeking a grant for a documentary project based in their country.

The Fund offers the following budgets to creative documentaries:

Script and Project Development, maximum contribution € 5,000

Production and Post-production, maximum contribution € 17,500

Other activities, including distribution initiatives, documentary film festivals and documentary workshops € 15,000

Submission Deadline is 15 January 2012

Find out more about the conditions here.

For further help contact Johanna Huth at


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