We support bold documentaries and documentarians for the public good.

Through our broadcast, interactive and engagement programs, we've has nurtured generations of independent mediamakers with direct funding, mentorship, editorial support and national distribution and engagement strategies. In addition, we provide year-round support for the field through artist-centered programs that include filmmaker funds and talent incubation initiatives.

Supporting Black, Indigenous and Artists of Color Working as Directors, Producers, and Interactive Creators

Mental Health Fund

AmDoc is taking a thoughtful pause to reassess the Mental Health Fund pilot. In our desire to rapidly respond to the ongoing needs of BIPOC doc makers, and the amplified concerns of this time, we did not adequately bring artists directly in to give thoughtful feedback on the grant process. We acknowledge our mistake and are putting the fund on pause as we reassess and work to better both the application language and the funding process. We believe in the goals of the fund, and know the real need it can serve, but we need to be more inclusive in the process design for it to provide the most benefit, and not cause additional harm to marginalized communities.

We are adjusting and will re-open the fund as soon as possible.
For applicants who have submitted applications you will hear back from us by June 26th, 2020.

If you are interested in receiving a notice when the fund reopens, please enter your email address. If you would like to contribute to this fund, please contact donations@pov.org.

Share your point of view

POV's Call for Entries


POV, public television's premier showcase for independent, nonfiction film seeks programs from all perspectives to showcase in its annual PBS series. If your nonfiction film has a strong perspective, a dedication to craft, contemporary relevance and a passion for your topic, then the POV series is the best place for a national television broadcast. If you believe the entire country should see your film, POV is for you.

Stories of an ever-evolving America

America ReFramed's Call for Entries


America ReFramed tells the many stories of a transforming American culture and its broad diversity. In these weekly 60- or 90-minute independent films, the series takes an unfiltered look at relevant domestic topics with personal storytelling tied to familiar and unfamiliar social themes in American lives.