Documentary Fund Open Call 20243
CAAM Documentary Fund Open Call FY 2024, Image Courtesy: Khai Thu Nguyen and Arthur Yee
Open Call for CAAM Documentary Fund FY 2024 runs through October 29, 2023

CAAM’s 2024 Documentary Fund is open for submissions. With support from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, CAAM provides production funding to independent producers creating films that illuminate the Asian American experience for a national audience. Documentaries are eligible for production or post-production funding and must be intended for public television broadcast. Awards typically range between $10,000 to $50,000.

CAAM’s Media Fund will begin accepting submissions for documentary projects starting Monday, September 25, 2023 at 12 AM PDT. Applications will close on Sunday, October 29, 2021 at 11:59PM PDT. Check here for eligibility and apply on CAAM’s Submittable page.

Previous films supported by CAAM include: Free Chol Soo Lee (2022) by Julie Ha and Eugene Yi, In Search of Bengali Harlem (2022) by Vivek Bald and Alaudin Ullah, The Neutral Ground (2021) by CJ Hunt (Emmy nominee), American Revolutionary: The Evolution of Grace Lee Boggs (2014) by Grace Lee (Peabody Award), Jake Shimabukuro: Life on Four Strings (2013) by Tadashi Nakamura (Gotham Audience Award winner), a.k.a. Don Bonus (1995) by Spencer Nakasako and Sokly Ny (Emmy winner), Days of Waiting (1988) by Steven Okazaki (Oscar winner), Who Killed Vincent Chin? (1989) by Christine Choy and Renee Tajima Pena (Oscar nominee).

For more information, visit our Frequently Asked Questions and CAAM Documentary Fund page.