How to Apply

The Catapult Research Grant

The application for the 2022 grant program is open Monday, October 18th - Monday November 15th at 5pm PST.

The Catapult Research Grant is the newest expansion of Catapult Film Fund’s on-going commitment to develop nonfiction films and filmmakers. With major support from XRM Media, we are excited to announce the continuation of the Catapult Research Grant. Our new program seeks to develop the voices of diverse filmmakers by providing five $10,000 grants plus six months of mentorship and professional development. The grant is open to US-based filmmakers only.

The grant can be used for a variety of needs for developing new nonfiction film ideas including: research, writing, travel, crew, identifying and gaining access to protagonists, and any preliminary production costs associated with shaping the artistic vision or capturing early footage.

Please review the guidelines and FAQs before applying. If you have additional questions you can reach out to Applicants needing assistance to accommodate a disability may request an accommodation at any time. To request reasonable assistance for completing the application, please contact or call 415-738-8553.

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