Filmmaking at Your Fingertips: The Smartphone Documentarian

This special workshop from Docs In Progress will give participants the opportunity to learn how to get the most out of your smartphones when it comes to video. Today’s smartphones carry with them excellent lenses and high resolution video. You’ll learn how to make the most of them just by knowing the devices better. We’ll … Read More

Budgeting for Documentary

Keeping control over your budget throughout the entire documentary filmmaking process (from the early stages to the finished product) is a core component when making a film. Having a budget doesn’t only give you confidence, it also tells the funders that you know what you are doing. It helps you to raise money and it … Read More

Documentary Fundraising

Tuesday, November 2, 2021 7:00 – 8:30 pm | $75 Making a documentary film is exciting, but raising money to make that film is all but exciting. It’s very hard work. The good news is that there is a potential audience for every film and there is also potential money for every film, but you … Read More

Writing Documentary Proposals and Treatments

Your written proposal is possibly your first – maybe your only – shot at impressing a commissioning editor or funder. It’s important to write a proposal that will capture their attention. But, you say: “I am a filmmaker, not a writer, and my idea speaks for itself.” A commissioner’s/funder’s response? If you can’t write a … Read More