CAAM’s Documentary Fund is open for submissions once again. With support from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB), CAAM provides production funding to independent producers creating documentary films that illuminate the Asian American experience for a national audience via public television. Documentaries are eligible for production or post-production funding and must be intended for public media. Awards typically range between $10,000 and $50,000.
We will begin accepting submissions for documentary projects starting Monday, February 15, 2021 at 12 a.m. PST. Applications will close on Monday, March 15, 2021 at 11:59 p.m. PST. Check here for eligibility and apply at CAAM’s Submittable page.
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), American Revolutionary: The Evolution of Grace Lee Boggs (2014) by Grace Lee (Peabody Award) and Abacus: Small Enough To Jail (2018) by Steve James (Oscar nominee). Learn more about the films CAAM supported last year here.
For more information, visit our Frequently Asked Questions and CAAM Documentary Fund page.