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Mascterclass with Tracie Holder

US Funding Opportunities for Non-American Filmmakers

Fundraising for documentaries can be intimidating and even overwhelming for those who are new to it. But without it, even the best film ideas will never be realized.This workshop will focus on U.S. film funding opportunities available to non-American filmmaker and the most effective ways to access it. We will cover the major U.S. film funders, what they fund, how much they give and how best to approach them, fiscal sponsorship, what it is and why you need it, and how to avoid common mistakes. Time permitting, we’ll also cover the essentials of grant-writing.

Presented by Tracie Holder, an award-winning filmmaker, fundraiser and consultant to WMM’s Production Assistance Program. Her most recent film, JOE PAPP IN FIVE ACTS, a co-production with PBS/American Masters and ITVS, will broadcast nationally on PBS in 2015. The film premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival in 2012 and has gone on to play at more than forty film festivals in the U.S. and abroad. Holder is currently producing MUDFLOW, a documentary set in Indonesia, directed by Academy Award-winner Cynthia Wade. Holder has raised nearly $2 million for her documentary projectsfrom many prominent government funders, private foundations and individuals including:Ford Foundation, ITVS, National Endowments for the Arts and Humanities, Corporation for Public Broadcasting, The MacArthur Foundation and The LuEsther T. Mertz Charitable Trust, among others.

OCT 19 / 11.00 a.m, Culturgest – Forum Debates

Free admittance. Tickets must be collected on that day.

Masterclass held in English with no translation.