At Impact Partners, we look to finance powerful documentaries that address contemporary social issues.
We are looking for projects that tell strong, cinematic stories, explore the urgent issues and questions of our time, and have a clear point of view and artistic vision. We invest in 10-12 projects a year, and review submissions year-round on a rolling basis. If you are working on a feature-length documentary and looking for funding, we welcome you to apply to our fund.
We accept unsolicited submissions through our general application process. Any filmmaker wishing to submit their project must include a TREATMENT, BUDGET, VIDEO SAMPLE, and SIGNED APPLICATION FORM (more information on each below). Please attach these documents as PDFs and submit your complete application via email to email@example.com.
Your treatment should give us an introduction to the project, the film team and the vision for the film, and cover these topics:
- Logline: 1-3 sentences
- Project Synopsis
- Summary of Director's Vision/Film's Style & Tone
- Relevant background Information on the subject or topic
- Film Team Bios: Director, Producer and other key crew (including Editor, Director of Photograply, and Executive Producers when applicable)
- Current Stage of the Film
- Timeline / Proposed Schedule
BUDGET & FINANCING INFORMATION
Please include a full budget and a breakdown of current financing information for the film including: funds raised to date, their sources, and the amount needed to finish the full film (through post-production and finishing).
We encourage you to share whatever video sample you think best demonstrates the topic, narrative arc, and tone of your project. For projects in development or early production, we suggest you send a Teaser or Trailer. For those further along in production or post-production, you are welcome to share a longer sample, e.g. a Reel, Extended Scene Selects, or a Full Rough Cut. Please share your sample via link (Vimeo is usually best!).
Please note: We do require some footage to review a submission. If you don't yet have a teaser or trailer, we encourage you to apply later in the production process, once you have footage to share.
Any submission that does not include all four components will not be reviewed.
Due to the high volume of submissions we receive, we do not accept materials in hard copy format and unfortunately, we are not able to provide feedback on reviewed submissions.
All submissions must be sent via email to firstname.lastname@example.org