Ford Foundation to Support Filmmakers

The Ford Foundation today announced a $50 million investment in documentary film production through its JustFilms program, which includes support for the Global Perspectives Project (the work of ITVS). The Ford Foundation’s site states: “We support GPP to develop, produce and help finish international social justice films, as well as to earn placement of these works on PBS and other public broadcasters worldwide.”

JustFilms seeks to “Enlarge the conversation on issues of importance by investing in documentary films that capture people’s imaginations and engage them in shaping their futures.” If you’re interested in learning more about producing for public media and being better able to take advantage of funding partnerships such as this one, NCME’s Engagement Guide for Producers is a great way to get started.