Requests for fee waivers based on financial need will be considered on a case-by-case basis. If the submission fee is a significant financial barrier for you, apply for a fee waiver or reduction by completing this form as soon as you know that you plan to apply and will need a discount.
We'll honor as many requests for discounts and fee waivers as possible. However, depending on the volume of submissions seeking waivers, we may not be able to meet the level of support requested in all cases. We will prioritize fee reductions and waiver requests from independent documentary makers who demonstrate need or financial hardship and from those submitting from countries on the DAC List of ODA Recipients.
Please submit your waiver request before July 17. We will notify applicants of the status of their request by email on a rolling basis, before each deadline, starting on June 15. Thank you for your patience while an internal committee reviews all waiver requests.
Your answers will be used for internal purposes only. Competition Judges will not have access to the information provided here.