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Sandbox Fund focus on feature-length documentary projects

Development (up to $40,000) Production (up to $100,000) Post-Production (up to $100,000)
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up to $100,000

Closing: June 24

Current grant cycle: 2024 Fall Cycle: May 13 – June 24

U.S. and international nonfiction projects are eligible, with a focus on feature-length documentary projects. Applications must be submitted through the Sandbox Fund application portal.


The Fund offers grants two times a year, with two separate application windows. Grant-making decisions occur generally in the winter and summer, in collaboration with Sandbox Films.


Applicants will be notified within 5 months of the deadline.


The fund offers support to projects at all stages of development, production, and post-production. Average grant sizes are as follows:

  • Development (up to $40,000)
  • Production (up to $100,000)
  • Post-Production (up to $100,000)

Creative Considerations
Selection criteria for the Sandbox Fund will emphasize creative narrative techniques and projects that highlight diversity in science, specifically those that feature characters, topics, or disciplines that broaden and redefine what it means to be a scientist or to do science.


About Sandbox Films

Sandbox Films is a documentary studio that illuminates the art and beauty of scientific inquiry. Mission-driven. Artist-friendly. Non-profit. We collaborate with production partners and visionary filmmakers around the world, providing co-production and financing opportunities for feature-length documentary projects at every stage of production. We’re a collective that brings together clashing viewpoints, industries and personalities. We celebrate both the precision and peculiarities of the process. Because science should be embraced for what it really is: humankind’s weird, messy, brilliant way of navigating the world. More info at:

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