Creating Change: Getting Investors for Your Film
Wednesday, March 28 | 6:30-8:30 pm
(Followed by a workshop season kick-off reception!)
$25 (reg rate) / $20
What happens when you’re passionate about a social justice issue and
want to make a film to inspire others – but can’t find the funding to do
so? Impact Partners is dedicated to bringing together filmmakers and
film investors/philanthropists who want to create change. Films that
address pressing social issues have never reached larger audiences or
had greater social impact than they do today and Impact Partners works
to provide both financing and guidance to filmmakers to create powerful
films and reach a wide range of audiences; and to investors the
opportunity to participate in financing great documentaries.
Impact Partners has helped finance a wide range of award-winning films,
including the Academy Award-nominated HELL AND BACK AGAIN and THE GARDEN
and, more recently Sundance 2012 hits, QUEEN OF VERSAILLES, DETROPIA and
HOW TO SURVIVE A PLAGUE. They welcome unsolicited submissions.
Come join Jenny Raskin, Head of Development, and hear all about
their process, what kind of projects they are looking for and how they
Wednesday, April 4 | 6:30 - 8:30PM
$35 (reg rate) / $25
As film funding becomes increasingly scarce and competition grows
equally fierce, how will you make your proposal and film stand out in
the crowd? Join us for an essential evening of grant-writing how-to’s.
Topics will include identifying a proposal’s 13 elements, writing an
effective synopsis, approaching the best funders, and avoiding common
mistakes. Successful proposals will be passed out and discussed.
Presented by Tracie Holder, filmmaker, fundraiser and consultant to
WMM’s Production Assistance Program. Tracie has received grants from
numerous funders including the Ford Foundation, ITVS, National Endowment
for the Arts, National Endowment for the Humanities, New York State
Council for the Arts, New York Council for the Humanities, Lynn and
Jules Kroll Fund for Jewish Documentary Film, The Sulzberger Foundation,
Corporation for Public Broadcasting, The J.M. Kaplan Fund and The
LuEsther T. Mertz Charitable Trust, among others. Her new documentary
JOE PAPP IN FIVE ACTS, co-directed with Karen Thorsen, will screen at
this year’s Tribeca Film Festival.
to Cinemas to Broadcast to Digital: Surveying Your Distribution Options
Wednesday, April 11 | 6:30-8:30pm
$35 (reg rate) / $25
Knowing your options for distribution and establishing a clear set of
goals for your film - as early as the pre-production phase - are
essential for your film's success. This workshop presents how to explore
the different markets (i.e., theatrical, festivals, broadcast,
educational, VOD/DVD) and determine the right fit. WMM's Executive
Director, Debra Zimmerman, is invited around the world to present
this workshop, which many filmmakers attend again and again.
Beyond the basics, topics include: creating a festival strategy and
navigating the film festival circuit, how to make a distributor find
you, marketing with web 2.0 strategies, contract basics and sales
agents. An essential workshop for any filmmaker who wants their work to
– Save when you choose the two workshops for only $60/$45
A discount of 20% on individual workshops is available to WMM Fiscally Sponsored
Filmmakers, and members of Asian Cine-Vison, Chica Luna Productions, CineWomen
NY, DCTV, Events in the City, IFP, NYWIFT, Shooting People, Third World
Newsreel, Cinema Tropical, New York Film and Video Council, DocuClub, and Film
in the City.
are individuals who
donate at least $50 per year to the organization, and are entitled to a discount
of 20% off the individual workshop rate. To become a WMM Friend,
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
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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Cultural Affairs and the New York State Council on the Arts.
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