WFI Podcast conversations with writers, directors, producers & content creators

SFWFI_blog_podcast_2015 Subscribe to the WFI podcast and listen to informative, compelling and up close and personal conversations from a diverse selection of writers, directors, producers and content creators. Listen here to the latest interviews:

  • Podcast Episode 1: Filmmaker Abigail Disney shares her passion for documentary filmmaking  – Filmmaker Abigail Disney discusses her latest documentary film Armor of Light & funding opportunities for full-length non-fiction films from her production company, Fork Films.
  • Podcast Episode 2: Podcast Episode 2: Women’s Equality Day with special guest Gloria Allred  – Have you ever wondered what Gloria Allred would do if she were President of the United States? Tune in to find out.
  • Podcast Episode 3: The Art of Securing Funding For Filmmakers – Morrie Warshawski offers some really helpful tips on raising money for filmmakers. Learn how to secure funding for your film from individuals, foundations, and corporations.
  • Podcast Episode 4:  Fernanda Rossi, aka “The Documentary Doctor” – Fernanda discusses story structure and how to organize your footage to develop a compelling story. She shares some really great advice on the art of making a fundraising trailer that attracts funders, and how to pitch your film to agents, networks, studios, and investors.

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Fledgling Grants supports social issue documentary film

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Fledgling has an open rolling grant application process. You are able to submit an application online at any time and will be asked to include a description of the project, its social change goals and your plans for moving the project forward. We will ask for the latest cut of the film or a work sample for non-film projects.  We review proposals on a rolling basis and you will be notified of our decision within three months.

Grants support outreach and engagement for social issue documentary film and other storytelling projects that have the potential to inspire positive social change around issues that affect the most vulnerable.

Grants typically range from $10K – $25K.  There are two types of grants available: audience engagement planning grants or audience engagement implementation grants. More info:  http://www.thefledglingfund.org/apply

 

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Funding for Filmmakers

SFWFI_Funding_Filmmakers_website_01Looking for funding and support for your film? Welcome! You’ve come to the right place.  The Women’s Film Institute has compiled a comprehensive list of funding opportunities and professional development programs to serve U.S. and international women filmmakers. All public listings include information about funding organizations with deadlines, synopses of funding criteria, websites, contact information, as well as other pertinent information to help in qualifying your film for the opportunity. We’re thrilled to provide you with this tool to save time and increase your filmmaking success.

We’ve compiled this list so that you can start your search right away and start taking steps to build relationships with funders to secure your film the funding it deserves.

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The Art of Securing Funding For Filmmakers with Morrie Warshawski

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In this podcast episode, Scarlett Shepard (Founder of the Women’s Film Institute) speaks with Morrie Warshawski. Warshawski is the author of many articles and two books on fundraising, Shaking The Money Tree: The Art of Getting Grants And Donations For Film And Video. Morrie offers some really helpful tips on raising money for filmmakers. Learn how to secure funding for your film from individuals, foundations, and corporations. Listen here:



 

 

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Looking for funding for your film? The Women’s Film Institute has compiled a comprehensive list of funding opportunities. When you make a gift in any amount today, you will receive the complete list of 200+ funding opportunities in your inbox.