Getting to Yes with ITVS
- March 30
Meet The Funder: The Fledgling Fund
- March 9
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Meet The Funder: Grantmakers in Film + Electronic Media (GFEM)
May 19 6:30 - 8:00PM
$20 (reg. rate)
| $15 (discount rate)
Do you have a current production but you're not sure how to let
funders know about it? Maybe you have a website, but know that
the Internet is just too broad? What if instead you could put
your film into a database website that funders could search
themselves? Grantmakers in Film + Electronic Media (GFEM) has
created the Media Database to do just that!
Alice Myatt, Executive Director of
GFEM, and former Program
Officer of the MacArthur Foundation, will be joining WMM to
discuss this free resource. GFEM is an association of
grantmakers who fund media content and a collaborative network
for funders who wish to learn more about media. Members include
the Ford Foundation, Open Society Institute, the Jerome
Foundation, among many others.
Alice will explain the submission process, the projects that at
types of funders use GFEM to find grantees. Come with questions
and learn about this great new resource for independent
filmmakers! A reception will follow the event.
Master Class: Kim Longinotto & Documentary Filmmaking
Co-presented by WMM, DCTV and DocuClub
May 9 1:00 - 4:00PM | DCTV 3rd Fl Studio (map)
$75 (reg. rate)
| $50 (discount rate)
“One of the highlights of the International Documentary Film Festival, Amsterdam was a master class by veteran social documentarian Kim Longinotto”
– Pat Aufterheide, Center for Social Media
WMM is thrilled to announce that critically acclaimed, Peabody, Sundance, Cannes, and BAFTA award-winning documentary filmmaker
Kim Longinotto (ROUGH AUNTIES, SISTERS IN LAW), will be here from London to give a special Master Class for WMM filmmakers. This rare Master Class is part of several opening weekend events and talks for
KIM LONGINOTTO, a 14-film retrospective at the MoMA running May 7-23.
For a full retrospective schedule visit MoMA here.
Longinotto is renowned as a purveyor of cinéma vérité and lauded by critics for her sensitive treatment of groundbreaking subject matter, and rarely seen perspectives from around the globe. Longinotto will share clips, documentary techniques, working experiences, as well as craft and process from her 30+ year career as a documentarian. She will talk about the difficulties of filming in foreign countries and cultures, about the ethics of documentary filmmaking, and her relationship to her subjects.
Longinotto's newest film,
ROUGH AUNTIES, an inspirational film about women-led social change in post-apartheid South Africa, won the Sundance World Cinema Jury Prize in Documentary this year and will be broadcast on HBO in 2010. Another of her films,
HOLD ME TIGHT, LET ME GO will screen on POV in July. Don't miss this special event with one of documentary film's most unique and accomplished voices!
More information about the films of Kim Longinotto
Debra Zimmerman, Executive Director of Women Make Movies, will moderate the event.
Meet The Programmer: Sheffield Doc/Fest and MeetMarket
April 27 6:30 - 8:00PM
$5 (reg. rate)
WMM is excited to host Hussain Currimbhoy, Film Programmer for Sheffield
Doc/Fest. Doc/Fest is an international documentary film festival, industry session program and marketplace, attracting many industry leaders to its MeetMarket. The MeetMarket is a pitching initiative designed to match filmmakers' project ideas with British and international buyers. The international film market is a mystery for many American filmmakers. Hussain will discuss what kinds of films he's looking for for the film festival, the ins and outs of pitching your project to an international market, the kinds of commissioners that attend, and the success stories that have come out of it.
Join us and hear more about how to access this market and make it work for you!
The event will be moderated by Executive Director Debra Zimmerman, who regularly attends International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam (IDFA), Sheffield Doc/Fest, Thessaloniki, HotDocs, and other documentary festivals and pitching forums.
Meet the Funder:
April 22 6:30 - 8:00PM
$30 (reg. rate) | $25 (discount rate)
WMM is thrilled to offer filmmakers the opportunity to meet Rahdi Taylor, Associate Director of the Sundance Documentary Film Program. The
Sundance Documentary Fund gives up to $1.5 million in grants a year to U.S. and international documentary films that focus on "human rights, social justice, freedom of expression, civil liberties, and other pressing issues for global audiences." The Program also supports filmmakers through the Documentary Composers Laboratory and Edit and Story Laboratory, panels at the Sundance Film Festival and the Sundance Independent Producers Conference.
Come hear more and get the inside scoop about one of the most competitive funders out there!
Getting to Yes with ITVS
Monday, March 30 6:30 - 8:00PM
$30 (reg. rate) | $20 (discount rate)
Want to apply for ITVS funding but find the
process daunting? Is it worth applying two, three, or more times? Want advice about how best to
navigate this highly competitive, multi-tiered application process? Come hear from Marjan Tehrani
and Nicole Opper, two successful ITVS applicants who were awarded funding for their projects!
They will answer questions and share their experiences from the initial application process to
film completion and delivery.
Marjan Tehrani's film, ARUSI PERSIAN WEDDING, distributed by Women Make Movies,
is having its broadcast premiere on PBS'
Independent Lens series on March 17. Nicole Opper's OFF AND RUNNING will have its
world premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival in April. Both films were fiscally sponsored
by Women Make Movies. The event will be moderated by Tracie Holder, WMM Program Consultant,
and recipient of an ITVS grant for her film, JOE PAPP IN FIVE ACTS (a co-production with
The event will be followed by a reception.
Meet the Funder:
The Fledgling Fund
March 9 6:00 - 8:00PM
$15 (reg. rate) | $10 (discount rate)
WMM is excited to kick off its spring event series by offering filmmakers the opportunity to meet
Diana Barrett, founder of The Fledgling Fund. The Fund seeks to improve the lives of individuals, families and communities by supporting innovative media projects that target entrenched social problems. Fledgling disburses approximately $1.5 million annually to projects that address key social issues, such as girls' empowerment and education, human rights, health care, war and its aftermath, and immigration.
WMM FS-affiliated projects that have received awards from The Fledgling Fund in recent years include the Emmy®-nominated
NERAKHOON (THE BETRAYAL) by
Ellen Kuras and co-directed by Thavisouk Phrasavath,
NO IMPACT MAN by
Laura Gabbert and Justin Schein, WMM film
THE GREATEST SILENCE: RAPE IN THE CONGO by Lisa F. Jackson, and many others.
Come hear more and bring your questions for Diana Barrett who will talk about the Fund's priorities and application process. A wine and cheese reception will follow the event. Join us for this unique opportunity!
Location and Directions
All workshops take place at:
Women Make Movies, Conference Room
462 Broadway, 5th Floor, between Broome and Grand in SoHo
Subways: Q/N/R/W, 6, J/M/Z to Canal Street; W/R to Prince Street