Seed Grants Programme

The programme aimed to support emerging documentary filmmakers with cash grants and mentorship from documentary masters. Projects related to Hong Kong, both short and feature-length documentary films, are welcomed. Projects in post-production or distribution stage are preferred. Successful applicants will receive the following:

1-on-1 coaching by creative advisors
9 months of residency at the JMSC
Free admission to classes by award-winning experts

Size Of Grant Pool

Up to 5 projects per year, based on the length of film, each project will receive up to HKD 150,000:

  • 30 minutes or less (Short subject): up to HKD 80,000
  • 60 minutes or less (TV broadcast): up to HKD 120,000
  • 95 minutes or less (Theatrical film): up to HKD 150,000

Eligibility

Priority is given to Hong Kong permanent residents, aged 18 or above, who have previously produced at least one documentary film of not less than 15 minutes.

Deadline: 2 January 2018

How Can I Apply?

Application form
(Access Here)

Written proposal
(Download Here)

Full line item budget

Visual samples*
(Total: 15 minutes)

*Visual samples should include the following, and please upload them to Vimeo and provide link and password for access:

  • A finished work showcasing previous directing
  • Work-in-progress/Trailer (3-5 mins)

Please submit your materials to: fund.hkdocumentary@gmail.com

For enquiries, please check our FAQ page or email info.hkdocumentary@gmail.com

Organisers

CNEX-LOGO