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 Fund aims to give that crucial first commitment to help filmmakers progress bold non-fiction ideas, with a project at a very early stage.  Open to Directors of any nationality, living anywhere and at any level of experience the fund will give out £5,000 to 10 participants. The money is to help participants experiments with form, find their approach and make a trailer over the course of one year. At the end of this period, BRITDOC will then help connect projects to other funders and pitching opportunities.

Applicants don't need to be already working with either Pulse or BRITDOC and there is no obligation to work with either organisation post funding. Filmmakers will retain all their rights and options. The organisation hope to offer further funding and a Pulse/BRITDOC co-production offer to at least two of the ten grantees. 

Deadline: 29 February 2016

For further information please visit the BRITDOC website