CAAM’s 2020 Documentary Fund is open for submissions once again. With support from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, CAAM provides production funding to independent producers creating films that illuminate the Asian American experience for national public television. Documentaries are eligible for production or post-production funding and must be intended for public television broadcast. Awards typically range between $10,000 and $50,000.
CAAM’s Media Fund will begin accepting submissions for documentary projects starting Wednesday, July 1, 2020 at 12 AM PST. Applications will close on Friday July 31, 2020 at 11:59PM PST. Check here for eligibility and apply at CAAM’s Submittable page beginning July 1.
Previous films supported by CAAM include: Who Killed Vincent Chin? (1989) by Christine Choy and Renee Tajima Pena (Oscar nominee), Days of Waiting (1988) by Steven Okazaki (Oscar winner), Maya Lin: A Strong Clear Vision (1994) by Freida Lee Mock (Oscar winner), a.k.a. Don Bonus (1995) by Spencer Nakasako and Sokly Ny (Emmy winner), Jake Shimabukuro: Life on Four Strings (2013) by Tadashi Nakamura (Gotham Audience Award winner) and American Revolutionary: The Evolution of Grace Lee Boggs (2014) by Grace Lee (Peabody Award).