Creating The Right Festival Strategy for Your Film
workshop and Debra were absolutely stellar! It was like taking an invaluable
master class. I have so much respect for her as a professional and she has
a great personality to top it off."
On Documentary Proposal Writing Basics with Tracie Holder
"WMM’s workshop reaffirmed what I was doing right and
clarified what I was doing wrong. The clarification was invaluable."
On Master Class: Dawn Porter
"I’m so excited to have found a community of smart women filmmakers in
"Hearing Dawn Porter describe her struggle and transition
into the documentary filmmaking world was not only inspiring but exposed the
blocks that are stopping me from just going out and doing it!"
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Fundraising Blueprint: Designing a Strategy That’s Right for Your Project
Wednesday, September 9th| 6:30-8:30pm
Regular Rate: $35.00 | (discount rate) $25.00
Don't miss this nuts-and-bolts conversation designed to
help you create the right fundraising strategy for your documentary film project.
We will cover various fundraising approaches from traditional grantseeking
focused on government funders and private foundations to crowd funding and
appeals to individual donors. Topics include: a fundraising proposal overview,
writing an effective synopsis and pitching to donors, identifying and approaching
the best funders for your film. Come, take the plunge and learn fundraising
basics that will help move your project from idea to reality. This workshop
will be led by Tracie Holder, filmmaker, fundraiser and consultant to WMM’s
Production Assistance Program, who has raised $2 million for her own projects
from numerous funders including the Ford and MacArthur Foundations, ITVS,
National Endowment for the Arts, National Endowment for the Humanities, New
York State Council for the Arts and Corporation for Public Broadcasting, among
Meet the Industry: Hot Docs International Film Festival
Wednesday, September 23rd| 6:30-8:30pm
Regular Rate: $35.00 | (discount
Did you know that Hot Docs Canadian International
Documentary Festival is North America’s largest documentary festival,
conference and market? In addition to the prestigious film festival which
takes place in Toronto at the end of April each year, Hot Docs also hosts
the “Forum,” a major pitching event for filmmakers seeking international
co-production financing for projects at various levels of completion. WMM is
delighted to welcome Stephanie McArthur, Hot Docs’ Industry Programs
Manager, for a candid conversation about the film festival, pitching forum
as well as the professional development, market and networking opportunities
that take place during Hot Docs. Join us for this rare opportunity to
learn first-hand about Hot Docs and get a sense of what they’re looking for
and whether your project might just be a good fit.
Meet the Funder: The Fledgling Fund
Thursday, October 1st | 6:30 - 8:30pm
Regular Rate: $35.00 | (discount
Do you believe that film can inspire a better world?
If you do and have a project that you hope has the potential to create
long-term social impact, this event is for you. WMM is excited to present an
evening with Sheila Leddy, Executive Director of The Fledgling Fund. Since
its launch in 2005, the Fledgling Fund has contributed nearly $11 million to
more than 300 films addressing key social issues, such as equality,
democracy, economic justice, education, environment, health care and justice
reform, human rights and girl's empowerment. The Fund seeks to improve the lives of individuals, families and
communities by supporting innovative media projects that target entrenched
social problems. To achieve their goal, Fledgling’s support focuses
on outreach and audience engagement campaigns for films that put a human
face on abstract policies issues, spark conversation, bring people together,
strengthen social movements and/or catalyze people to action.
We hope you will join us for what
promises to be an engaging event!
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
Black Documentary Collective
Women in the Arts and Media Coalition
Location and Directions
All workshops take place at:
Women Make Movies, Conference Room
115 W. 29th Street, Suite 1200, New York, NY 10001
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, and the Hollywood Foreign Press Association.