9/02/2015

Fundraising strategy workshop next Wednesday!




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7 PA films will be included in IFP Independent Film Week:
Swim Team (Lara Stolman)
So Young, So Pretty So White (Chanelle Aponte Pearson)
Decade of Fire (Gretchen Hildebran)
Memories of a Penitent Heart (Cecilia Aldarondo)
A Blind Eye (Kirsten Johnson)
Roll Red Roll (Nancy Schwartzman)
The Fits (Anna Rose Holmer)

Memoires of a Penitent Heart (Cecilia Aldarondo) was named as one of the 10 docs selected for IFP's 2015 Documentary Completion Labs. 

PA alum Laura Poitras will be previewing her new docu-series on Julian Assange at the New York Film Festival

A Brave Heart (Sara Bordo), which opens in theaters on Sept. 25th, was featured in USA Today's Fall Movie Preview.
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Fall workshops start next week! 

Join us next Wednesday for a workshop on fundraising strategy. Don't miss this great opportunity, register now

Wednesday, September 9th | 6:30pm
Regular Rate: $35.00 | Discount rate: $25.00

Don't miss this nuts-and-bolts conversation designed to help you create the right fundraising strategy for your documentary film project. We will cover various fundraising approaches from traditional grantseeking focused on government funders and private foundations to crowd funding and appeals to individual donors. Topics include: a fundraising proposal overview, writing an effective synopsis and pitching to donors, identifying and approaching the best funders for your film. Come, take the plunge and learn fundraising basics that will help move your project from idea to reality. This workshop will be led by Tracie Holder, filmmaker, fundraiser and consultant to WMM's Production Assistance Program, who has raised $2 million for her own projects from numerous funders including the Ford and MacArthur Foundations, ITVS, National Endowment for the Arts, National Endowment for the Humanities, New York State Council for the Arts and Corporation for Public Broadcasting, among others.
Register here

We're also happy to announce our first Meet the Industry workshop of the season.

WMM is delighted to welcome Stephanie McArthur, Hot Docs' Industry Programs Manager, for a candid conversation about the film festival, pitching forum as well as the professional development, market and networking opportunities that take place during Hot Docs. Fore mor information and to register, click here

STAY TUNED FOR ADDITIONAL FALL WORKSHOPS!


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Women Make Movies gratefully acknowledges the support of our funders: The National Endowment for the Arts, the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council. The Andy Warhol Foundation, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences, and the Hollywood Foreign Press Association. 

 
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