Applications for The Gotham’s x HBO Documentary Films’ Documentary Development Initiative are open till August 31!

The Documentary Development Initiative is a partnership between The Gotham and HBO Documentary Films. Now in its second year, the program is for storytellers who identify as BIPOC, LGBTQ+, and/or storytellers with disabilities. It seeks to provide resources to develop thought-provoking, character-driven ideas for documentary films and limited series.

Through this initiative, filmmakers will receive grants of $50,000 for research and creative development at an early stage. HBO and The Gotham will provide resources and mentorship to support the development of documentary projects. Initial funding may be used for creative development and ideation, research, treatment development, securing access, initial shooting and the production of work samples, trailers, etc.