The Pulse BRITDOC Genesis Fund is an international film fund supporting the inception of long form feature documentaries driven by imaginative and innovative storytelling.

THE DEADLINE FOR THIS FUND HAS NOW PASSED. Applicants will be informed of the outcome within 10wks

We know that the more imaginative your approach, the harder it can be to persuade funders to take a risk without a proof of concept. So with this new fund, we aim to give that crucial first commitment to help filmmakers progress bold non-fiction ideas.

We don’t need to see your trailer. We will give out 10 x £5,000 grants a year to help you experiment with form, find your approach and make your trailer. Then we will help you connect to other funders and pitching opportunities.

You don’t need to be already working with either Pulse or BRITDOC and you don’t need to work with either of us afterwards - filmmakers will retain all their rights and options. We aim to offer further funding and a Pulse/BRITDOC co-production offer to at least two of the ten grantees. We would offer to partner to help take the films through production, completion, launch and distribution.

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Directors of any nationality, living anywhere. Directors of any level of experience, from first to last film. Projects need to be very early stage.

We would like our logo in your end credits. We would like to see the materials that result from the grant.

  • Cutie & The Boxer
  • The Act of Killing
  • Waltz With Bashir
  • The Devil and Daniel Johnson
  • The Arbor
  • The Ambassador