For those of you animal-loving budding documentarians out there, the ACE Documentary Film Grant should be on your radar. ACE — that’s, Animal Content in Entertainment — is a program of the Humane Society of the United States, and can be used as a “resource for fact-checking, stock footage, referrals to experts, strategic partnerships, and script consulting.” ACE also “seeks to inspire filmmakers to find creative and compelling ways to portray animal issues in their films.” They are currently offering a grant in the amount of $20,000 (or some smaller ones for the 2nd and 3rd place winners) for a feature-legnth documentary that focuses on an animal protection issue. Read more about the call for entries and the specifics of the grant, and then dust off that videocamera and get cracking. If you are already well along in making your movie, you might be able to make the October 1 deadline, but if not, keep this back-pocketed for next year. Previous grant winners have included The Elephant in the Living Room (which we reviewed on episode 66 of our podcast) and One Lucky Elephant.