Women in docs


  • Glassbreaker Films WID grants provide funding for women directors who have a unique story to tell and are ready to produce a documentary.

  • We are committed to building a community of filmmakers and we welcome submissions for films with total production budgets under $150,000.

  • We are committed to fully funding projects to provide an opportunity for our filmmakers to focus on their production without the need for further fundraising.

  • We accept submissions on a rolling basis and will notify you with a decision within two months of when application is completed.

*** Update-- due to the large volume of applications received, and the detailed review process, the turnaround time is now currently closer to three months in some cases.


  • We support and encourage filmmakers to produce films that have strong female production teams.
  • You can apply if you own the copyright of your production and maintain editorial control of your story, and you are a citizen or legal resident of the U.S. or its external territories age 18 or older.


  • Films suitable for festival run, broadcast or impactful digital potential through suitability of subject matter and compelling storytelling

  • Relevance to a broad audience

  • Projects filmed and produced in the United States

  • Total film budgets up to $150,000

  • The capacity to finish the project within 18 months through realistic attention to the schedule and budget.

  • Previous film or television production experience in a principal production role as director, co-director, producer or co-producer.

  • Filmmakers that have a clear commitment to engage with organizations and who have a clear plan on how they will engage audiences during and after the film is produced.

  • All applicants must have a sample for review. For projects under $50,000, we will consider waiving this requirement. 


UPDATE, AUGUST 2018: Thank you for your interest in our grant programs and your support of Glassbreaker Films. We've received a high volume of applications and have currently suspended the application while we review current proposals. Please check back this fall for updates about future grants.