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Beg, Barter, and Strategize: 8 Tips From Doc Funding Experts
Finance & Funding 21st Nov 2016
Leading doc film funders drop knowledge on how to apply for grants and the pros and cons of crowdfunding.
$20-$50K funding available from the Sundance Documentary Fund
Finance & Funding 18th Nov 2016

grants, film grants, Sundance Documentary Fund

A core component of Sundance's Documentary Film Program, this competitive grant looks for artful films about relevant topics, and it can get you $20-$50K.
A Producer’s Perspective: 8 Tips for Creative Financing for Your Short Film
Finance & Funding 16th Nov 2016

filmmaking, filmmaking tips, film financing

Anyone who’s made a short film will know that raising finance is often the biggest hurdle you face. Soft funds tend to open for submission once a year and are fiercely competitive…
Special funding programme: World Cinema Fund Africa
Finance & Funding 11th Nov 2016

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The World Cinema Fund in cooperation with the German Federal Foreign Office has launched a special funding opportunity for projects from Sub-Saharan Africa.
Top 5 Film Crowd Funding Podcasts You Can’t Ignore
Finance & Funding 9th Nov 2016

filmmaking, filmmaking tips, film financing, crowd funding

You can get very good educational stuff and educate yourself by listening to podcasts in voices of experienced speakers. Podcasts can be a really effective way to learn a lot about new subjects or industries.
10 days left to apply for NFVF Animation Slate to the value of R7.5m
Finance & Funding 8th Nov 2016

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The National Film and Video Foundation (NFVF) is calling for proposals for an Animation Slate to the value of R7.5m over a period of 3 years. The slate is targeted at Tier 2 Production Companies with an aim of cultivating sustainability and viability.
Kickstarter’s New Feature Lets Its Users Live Stream Their Campaigns
Finance & Funding 3rd Nov 2016

filmmaking, filmmaking tips, film financing, film funding, Livestreaming, Kickstarter

Crowdfunding projects looking to push further contributions can now make use of an exciting new tool. Kickstarter has announced Kickstarter Live, a live streaming option for its creative community.
$10,000 CAD film grant available form the CrossCurrents Doc Fund Interactive/Shorts stream
Finance & Funding 1st Nov 2016

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The CrossCurrents Doc Fund is an international production fund that fosters storytelling from within communities whose perspectives have been historically underrepresented or marginalized.
NFVF Funding Cycle 2 closes 7 October. Get your applications in now.
Finance & Funding 27th Oct 2016

film financing, film funding, National Film and Video Foundation, NFVF

The NFVF is pleased to announce that the call for Cycle 2 is now open for all the funding categories; Education and Training; Development (of feature films, documentaries and TV Concepts); Production (of feature films and documentaries) and Marketing and Distribution.
product placement and Funding in films
Finance & Funding 21st Oct 2016

filmmaking, filmmaking tips, indie tips, branding, product placement

From the hundreds of applications I read a year, the ones that stay with me are the ones that include a picture, or one-sheet, representing the film’s concept. Instant association; this is what you want from the very first day you start to work on your film.