The International Documentary Association (IDA) is dedicated to building and serving the needs of a thriving documentary culture.

The Pare Lorentz Documentary Fund will provide production and post production grants to be used in the creation of original, independent feature length documentary films that illuminate pressing issues in the United States. Each year the fund will focus on select issue areas that were hallmarks of Pare Lorentz's films. In 2021 the focus is Challenging White Supremacy. Projects must focus on this area and one of Pare Lorentz's central concerns—the appropriate use of the natural environment, justice for all or the illumination of pressing social problems. Grants average between $15,000 - $25,000.

Application closes June 28 at 11:00 PM PT. For full guidelines and eligibility criteria, please visit:


International Documentary Association