WELCOME TO THE DOCUMENTARY FILM FUNDING COURSE

Do you feel confused about where you can show your film and how to make that happen?

Do you feel unsure of who your target audience are and who will want to watch (and pay for) your film?

Do you find it difficult to engage with people and build that all important 'list'?

Do you know how beneficial partnerships can be, but feel unsure of how to garner them?

Do you want to recoup costs or actually profit from your film?


You will have the power and clarity to be able to achieve all these objectives and more once you complete this focused, actionable, self-paced course.


You are going to get your film out to an eager and appreciative audience and we are going to help you do it.

WE BUILT THIS COURSE FOR YOU


Hi Doc Filmmaker!

We're Christopher Parkhurst and Stephanie Vincenti (partners in life & in business). 

We have collectively been working in the television, commercial, narrative and documentary feature film worlds for the past 30 years. 

We are now exclusively documentary filmmakers, as well as producers of the highly popular documentary filmmaking podcast - The Documentary Life

We built this course for three reasons:

Reason #1. We know all too well how overwhelming and frustrating it can be to have an awesome film project and to have nowhere to show it. That is not only a shame, it is totally unnecessary. Every film has an audience and it's our mission to help you find yours.

Reason #2. As filmmakers, when we consider distribution for our films, we can be unsure of where to turn and what the right path or strategy might be. However, we actually know and believe that there's never been a more empowering time for filmmakers to take control of their project's distribution!  Furthermore, we will help guide you to the best strategy for you and your film.

Reason #3. Unfortunately, we have been led to believe that we will likely never make any money from our documentary films. We say that this is a big fallacy and that there is, in fact, huge potential to make significant money from your documentary film!  Which is why we're here to help you understand this.


We truly built this course for you, so why wait? Let's start getting your film out into the world and in front of the people who need to see it.


ON COMPLETION OF THIS COURSE

WHAT YOU WILL HAVE MASTERED

  • You will have a well thought out and comprehensive distribution strategy with which to move forward on successfully distribution of your film. No longer will the feeling of getting your film out there be an overwhelming one

  • You will have extensive knowledge of who your niche audience are and have established engagement and connection with your community. They will be the biggest consumers, supporters and promoters of your documentary film

  • You will have the skills and tools to foster relationships with individuals, influencers and organisations with whom you can develop mutually benefical partnerships

  • You will have a deeper understanding of the great number of distribution options that are now out there for the independent documentary filmmaker and a greater understanding of how you can best utilize them

THE COURSE CURRICULUM

WHAT YOU'LL LEARN

  • 01
    Welcome to Documentary Film Distribution Course
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    • Welcome From Your Instructor
    • Course Overview and Aims
  • 02
    1 - Film Distribution
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    • 1.0 - The Empowered Filmmaker
    • 1.1 - Lesson Recap
  • 03
    2 - Your Distribution Strategy (Unlocked Oct 31st, 2018)
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    • 2.0 - How to develop a distribution strategy
    • 2.1 - Lesson Recap
    • 2.2 - Distribution Strategy Action Worksheet
  • 04
    3 - Niche Audience (Unlocked Oct 31st, 2018)
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    • 3.0 - Who Is Your Niche Audience?
    • 3.1 - Lesson Recap
    • 3.2 - Niche Audience Action Worksheet
  • 05
    4A - Connecting With Your Audience: Film Website
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    • 4A.0 - Creating Your Film Website Pt.1
    • 4A.1 Creating Your Film Website Pt.2
    • 4A.1 - Lesson Recap
    • 4A.2 - Film Website Action Worksheet
  • 06
    4B - Connecting With Your Audience: Social Media
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    • 4B.0 - Social Media For Your Doc Film
    • 4B.1 - Lesson Recap
    • 4B.2 - Social Media Action Worksheet
  • 07
    4C - Connecting With Your Audience: Email list
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    • 4C.0 - Building Your Film's Email List Pt.1
    • 4C.1 - Building Your Film's Email List Pt.2
    • 4C.2 - Building Your Film's Email List Pt.3
    • 4C.3 - Lesson Recap
    • 4C.4 - Email List Action Worksheet
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    5 - Partnerships
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    • 5.0 - Developing Partnerships For Your Film Pt.1
    • 5.1 - Developing Partnerships For Your Film Pt.2
    • 5.2 - Lesson Recap
    • 5.3 - Partnerships Action Worksheet
  • 09
    6 - Your Film Press Kit
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    • 6.0 - Your Film Press Kit
    • 6.1 - Lesson Recap
    • 6.2 - Press Kit Action Worksheet
  • 10
    Resources & Summary
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    • Supportive Resources
    • Before you go...
  • 11
    Bonus: Webinar Archive
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    • Editing Your Doc Film w/ Paddy Bird (Webinar)
    • Funding Your Doc Film w/ Morrie Warshawski (Webinar)
    • Selling Stock Footage w/ Pat McGowan (Webinar)
    • Legal Do's & Don'ts w/ Gordon Firemark (Webinar)
    • Exclusive Discounts & Resources

WHAT YOU'LL GET WITH THIS COURSE

GREAT CONTENT. ANYTIME ACCESS. NO RISK.

  • 20+ VIDEO TUTORIALS & ACTION WORKSHEETS

    Each module comes with it's own action worksheet to help guide you through every stage of the film funding process

  • INDUSTRY GUEST WEBINARS

    When you enroll in this course you instantly get access to our archive of industry guest webinars. A goldmine of information!

  • COMMUNITY SUPPORT AND FEEDBACK

    You will be welcomed into our private community Facebook group where you can request support on any aspects of filmmaking

  • EXCLUSIVE DISCOUNTS AND RESOURCE ACCESS

    In The Academy you are part of our community and will receive discounted access to our workshops, events and coaching

  • LIFETIME ACCESS TO COURSE CONTENT

    You will be granted access immediately upon joining and will have lifetime access so you can fully utilize the course at any time

  • NO QUESTIONS ASKED MONEY BACK GUARANTEE

    We want you to have the best learning experience for you. Simply contact us within 30 days and you'll receive a full refund

PRAISE FOR THE DOUMENTARY LIFE

WHAT OTHERS ARE SAYING

“I just wanted to reach out and let you know what a great job you are doing. It's so important for us to share the lessons we've learned over the years with filmmakers at the beginning of their journey.”

DOCUMENTARY FILMMAKER

JEFFREY SCHWARZ

“You and Stephanie have created something that will continue to inspire and educate for years to come. I look forward to making the most of this wonderful resource as I continue to grow as a storyteller”

WILDERNESS DOC FILMMAKER

NIC McNAUGHTON

ADDITIONAL COURSES