Two to Tango: The Right Steps for a Successful Producer/Director
Partnership with Marilyn Ness
"This workshop opened my eyes
to thinking out of the box and reassured me that I was on the right track in
completing my film."
Traditional and Non-Traditional
Fundraising with Cynthia Lopez, Indie Film Media Strategist and former NYC
"So much great information and ideas for
funding! I’m totally energized."
Meet the Industry:
Cinetic with Jason Ishikawa
"Super helpful as I begin to
Making a successful co-production between countries is complicated but
can be the key to getting your film made. Here two experts in the field, Mikael
Ostrup and Paul Pauwels of European Documentary
Network (EDN), break down the mystery of international co-production and
financing, walk us through how to find co-production partners and
co-producers and how to do it successfully from a filmmakers’ perspective
anywhere they may live in the world.
The next deadline for the Miller-Packan Documentary Fund is
November 15th! Since 2016 they have been awarding grants twice a
year to documentary filmmakers whose projects address social issues and
inspire others. The Fund supports filmmaking in advanced development (up to
$10,000), production and post-production stages (up to $25,000). Hugh
Rogovy joins WMM for the first time to walk us through their
foundation and this fund, speaking to what they’re looking for and how to
make a successful application.
Hot Docs is not only the biggest and most important documentary festival
in North America, it has a successful pitching forum, a year-round program,
granting opportunities and much, much more. Shane Smith
(Director of Programming), Dorota Lech (Director of the
Forum) and Heidi Tao Yang (Director of Funds) each speak to
what they do and how you can access all of what Hot Docs has to offer.
From the beginning, the Fledgling Fund has been focused on impact – the
social impact of the projects they support and their impact on the field.
That means choosing projects focused on issues affecting vulnerable
populations that are poised for action. Fledgling currently has two grants
funds that accept applications on a rolling basis, the Fund for Documentary
Film Outreach and Engagement and the Special Fund for Rapid Story
Deployment. Executive Director Sheila Leddy joins Women
Make Movies in a global webinar to discuss impact and outreach and how
Fledgling works with filmmakers and their projects to help change the world
– though funding, in-kind support, mentorship and much, much more.
Past Workshops & Webinars
To see a listing all of our upcoming and past workshops and webinars,
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Pricing and Discounts
WMM Partner Rates are available to WMM Fiscally Sponsored
Filmmakers, members of WMM Partner Groups and Friends of WMM. Click here for
Partner Groups include:
Chicken and Egg
Center for the Women of
Digital Film Academy
Independent Film Project
New York Film/Video Council
Women in Film & Television
Producers Guild of America
Third World Newsreel
Women in the Arts and Media Coalition
Writers Guild of America East
WMM (for WMM filmmakers)
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Location and Directions
All workshops take place at:
Women Make Movies, Conference Room
115 W. 29th Street, Suite 1200, New York, NY 10001
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No refunds will be given for any registrations.
If you are unable to make the workshop but notify us up to 24 hours
prior to the actual workshop date, you may receive a credit for
another workshop within one year. Workshops may be cancelled by WMM due to insufficient enrollment. All instructors are subject to
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All WMM workshops and events are open to the general public and our
offices are ADA compliant.
Women Make Movies gratefully acknowledges the support of our funders:
The National Endowment for the Arts, the New York State Council on the Arts
with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature
and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the
City Council. The Andy Warhol Foundation, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts
& Sciences, the Nathan Cummings Foundation, with the support and
encouragement of Rebecca Gregg, and the Hollywood Foreign Press Association.