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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 Film Commissoner
"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 navigate sales."



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. Sign up.

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. Sign up.

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. Sign up.

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. Sign up.

Past Workshops & Webinars

To see a listing all of our upcoming and past workshops and webinars, click here.

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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 more information.

Partner Groups include:

A4 Film
Asian Cinevision
Black Documentary Collective
Chicken and Egg
Cinema Tropical
Center for the Women of New York
Digital Film Academy
Film Fatales
International Documentary Association
Independent Film Project
National Black Programming Consortium
New York Film/Video Council
New York Women in Film & Television
Producers Guild of America
School of Visual Arts
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
Tel: 212.925.0606

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Refund Policy

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 change.

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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. 

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