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


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:

For enquiries, please check our FAQ page or email