IF/Then is a new filmmaking initiative that awards monetary grants and provides year-round distribution mentorship to filmmakers creating short documentaries.


The program provides new audiences, starting in the U.S., with a better understanding of American and international stories by discovering and empowering more inclusive voices in short-film storytelling. It also fosters multi-platform distribution and financial sustainability for more short filmmakers in a global and increasingly complex marketplace.

IF/Then was developed in partnership with, and supported by, the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation.