Funding for Documentary Film Proposals From Latino American Perspective
Latino Public Broadcasting is a leader in the development, production, acquisition, and distribution of non-commercial educational and cultural media that is representative of Latino people or addresses issues of particular interest to Latino Americans.
Through its Current Issues Fund, LPB is accepting proposals for sixty- or ninety-minute documentary films from the Latino American perspective that explore contemporary civic and social justice issues, incorporate a journalistic approach into the filmmaking process, and have resonance for a U.S. national audience. Production and post-production grants ranging between $40,000 and $100,000 will be awarded in support of stories that explore timely issues, demonstrate artistic storytelling, and have the potential to engage communities in civic discourse beyond the broadcast. (Research and development are not be supported.)
Journalistic practice, broadly defined, must be integral to the project, as must a commitment to fairness, objectivity, and accuracy.
To be eligible, projects must have a Latino/a director and/or producer; non-Latino/a co-applicants must have a Latino/a in a director or producer role. Applicants must also retain copyright, artistic, budgetary, and editorial control over the proposed project, and must be at least 18 years of age and a citizen or legal resident of the United States or one of its territories.
See the Latino Public Broadcasting website for complete program guidelines and application instructions.