Center for Independent Documentary
Information for filmmakers

CID has been collaborating with independent producers in the creation of independent documentaries for 35 years. CID provides fiscal responsibility for projects by managing project funds (including paying project invoices, providing budget oversight, managing all contributions and grants, and offering  technical support and tools for fundraising and distribution. CID also offers creative and technical support for the project throughout production and post.

To apply to CID for collaboration an application is required; send the following materialeither by mail or electronically:

1. Two page project description.
2. Project budget.
3. Producer’s resume.
4. A work sample of a previously completed work, preferably documentary, of the applicant.
5. If possible, a sample excerpt of the project that is being proposed in this application.

We accept proposals at any time. It typically takes 2-3 weeks to process an application. CID receives many more project proposals than we can accept, and the application process is competitive. Please address any questions to Susi Walsh at

CID charges a 5% administrative fee on any funds that it receives as its administrative fee. Selected projects will be listed in the CID filmography and eligible to receive contributions and grants under our tax status.

Send your materials to :

or by mail to:

Center for Independent Documentary

1300 Soldiers Field Road Suite #4 Boston MA 02135


1300 Soldiers Field Road, Suite #4, Boston, MA, 02135, United States
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