Doc Society Climate Story Fund

Doc Society

20 Jay St, Suite 1008
Brooklyn, NY 11201


Mar 04, 2021


Feb 09, 2021

Doc Society is looking for creative nonfiction projects that can complete production in 2021 with support from the Climate Story Fund. This can include long form non-fiction, shorts, and episodic documentaries, as well as podcasts and AR/VR.

The Fund will also consider proposals from completed creative nonfiction and fiction projects that are looking to pilot an impact campaign in 2021 to engage audiences who have felt excluded from the climate conversation.

In this initial round, the Climate Story Fund will support 6-8 projects with grants ranging between $20,000 to $100,000 per project.

The selection process will be guided by the Fund’s principles, including prioritizing projects that embody inclusion and diversity across team and subject matter, and exercise responsible practices when engaging story participants and communities.

Each grantee will be invited to participate in an impact lab where storytellers will collaborate closely with practitioners, ranging from climate scientists to impact producers to movement builders, to ensure they are building upon existing expertise and advocacy efforts to engage their intended audiences.


All projects must be climate themed with an intention to implement an impact campaign. We also require all grantees to attend our virtual Impact Lab during the week of 17 May, 2021.

We can support:

Projects from all over the world - these can be localised stories serving local communities, or projects suited to a global audience
Projects from both new and established artists
Creative nonfiction projects, including long form, shorts, and episodic documentaries, as well as podcasts and AR/VR, looking for funding to complete production in 2021
Creative nonfiction and fiction projects of any medium looking to pilot an impact campaign in 2021
Project teams who are able to attend our virtual Impact Lab during the week of 17 May 2021

We cannot support:

Stories in the pre-production stage
Fiction stories looking for production funding

To bear in mind:

We are happy to receive applications from producers, directors, or impact producers on the project.
If you would like to work on the application questions offline, you can download a preview of the application. To be considered for funding, you must submit an application online.
The Climate Story Fund application form is part of the Common Application Project, an initiative by international documentary funders to reduce the burden on filmmakers by providing the same application form across funders. Guidance can be found at
If you have any additional needs in relation to filling out the application questions, or any general questions regarding the fund that cannot be found in our FAQs, please email and somebody will get back to you as soon as possible. Due to the high volume of enquiries we receive, it may take up to 5 days for you to receive a response, and we thank you in advance for your patience.

Application Instructions

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