Tribeca Film Institute has opened submissions for four of their programs: TFI Documentary Fund, TFI Sloan Filmmaker Fund, Tribeca All Access and TFI Latin America Media Arts Fund. Beyond providing grants for non-fiction, narrative and new media filmmakers, these programs also include year-round support like resources and industry connections for the grantees who will participate in events during the 2012 Tribeca Film Festival in New York. For more information, visit their website. The deadline is October 10th, 2011.

Full Frame Documentary Film Festival is now accepting submissions. The festival will be held April 12-15th, 2012 in Durham, NC. Full Frame serves the documentary form and its community by showcasing the contemporary work of established and emerging filmmakers. The festival provides a space that nurtures conversation between artists, students, and the Full Frame audience. Full Frame is committed to enhancing public understanding and appreciation of the art form and its significance, while making films more accessible to a wider audience.

The Fledgling Fund supports innovative media projects that can play critical roles in igniting social change. The primary focus of The Fledgling Fund’s creative media initiative is outreach and audience engagement. Applicants are encouraged to review their written resources on assessing impact and understanding distribution, outreach/strategic communications and audience engagement prior to applying. The next deadline to apply is September 30th at midnight (EST).

Chicken & Egg Pictures’ Mother Wit Human Rights Fund is now accepting applications. Check out their mandate to make sure you qualify before applying. The deadline is September 30th at midnight Pacific Time.

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