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. 


Thank you for your interest in our grant programs and your support of Glassbreaker Films. Our funding limit has been reached and there are no available grants at this time.