No documentary can be made without funding, but funding is often exceedingly hard to acquire. This feature looks at finding sources for funds, writing a thorough prospectus, knowing the details of an accurate budget sheet, organizing a successful fundraiser, editing a demo reel that impresses, and presenting the techniques of an effective pitch. These tips will help you to get the funding you need to make your dream a reality.
Funding Sources (Free for Non-Members)
Finding the right sources to fund your project can be difficult. We show you where to get funds from grants, foundations and private individuals.
A well planned prospectus is essential in order to get money for your documentary. We go over what to include to impress your potential investors.
A look at what goes into a professional documentary budget, and how to keep your costs low, so that your documentary gets the funds it needs.
The Fund-Raising (Free for Non-Members)
When getting money from investors just isnt enough, fundraising is the next best option. We show you how to hold banquets, auctions, online events and more.
The Demo Reel
A demo reel reveals a lot about you and your work. Knowing how to organize, edit and prepare your reel can help you present the right impression.
We explore ways to research the investors you’re looking for; how to approach them, and effective ways to practice your pitch to get the money you need.