Nicole Newnham & Jim LeBrecht, Crip Camp (Sundance Audience Award 2020, Oscar Nominee)
Ramona S. Diaz, A Thousand Cuts (Sundance Film Festival 2020)
Pedro Kos, Rebel Hearts (Sundance Film Festival 2021)
Anabel Rodriguez, Once Upon a Time in Venezuela (Sundance Film Festival 2020)
David France, Welcome to Chechnya (Special Jury Award for Editing, Sundance 2020)
Loira Limbal, Through the Night (Tribeca 2020)

Catapult Film Fund

Catapult Film Fund provides development funding to documentary filmmakers who have a compelling story to tell, have secured access to their story, and are ready to shoot and edit a piece for production fundraising purposes. Our mission is to enable filmmakers to develop their films to the next level at a moment where funding is hard to find.

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Thu December 16

Recent Grantees & Sundance Premieres

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Mon November 1

Five Catapult-supported films are shortlisted for awards at the 37th IDA Documentary Awards!

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Mon October 18

Accepting applications for 2022 grant cycle

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Thu September 16

Research Grant Wrap-up

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