ASK YOURSELF...

Do you have clarity on your film idea, topic and the impact you intend your documentary film to make?

Do you struggle to explain or describe your film to others? Unsure of what to say to pique and hold their interest?

Do you appreciate the value of a documentary film proposal, but have no idea how to write an exceptional one?

Do you understand the importance of generating a film budget, but struggle to get one in order?

Do you want to give your film the best chance of being made, funded and distributed successfully?


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



WHAT YOU WILL LEARN

You will have a consciously considered film idea and a clearer concept of your project topic and intention. This will help you as you begin to you begin to shape your film proposal and other documents


You will be able to easily and articulately explain what you are making and discuss your film with others. This will allow you to begin to reach out for support and develop a connection with your niche audience

                         

You will have a comprehensive and articulate industry standard documentary film proposal. This will allow you to begin to seek funding and other additional support 

              

You will have a detailed and realistic industry standard documentary film budget. This will give you insight as to how much you need to raise and the ability to begin to do so


You will be knowledgeable as to the advantageous of forming a business entity for your film and in how to go about setting one up

THE COURSE CURRICULUM

  • 01
    Welcome to the Documentary Academy Film Foundation
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    • Welcome From Your Instructor
    • Course Overview And Aims
  • 02
    1 - Planning For Your Film's Success
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    • 1.0 - Why we plan and what we'll cover
    • 1.1 - Lesson Recap
  • 03
    2 - Your Documentary Film Idea
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    • 2.0 - Choosing Your Documentary Film Idea
    • 2.1 - Lesson Recap
    • 2.2 - Documentary Film Idea Action Worksheet
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    3 - Your Film Elevator Pitch
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    • 3.0 - Crafting Your Elevator Pitch
    • 3.1 - Lesson Recap
    • 3.2 - Elevator Pitch Action Worksheet
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    4 - Your Documentary Proposal
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    • 4.0 - What Is It And Why Have One?
    • 4.1 - What To Include In Your Proposal
    • 4.2 - Tips And Considerations
    • 4.4 - Lesson Recap
    • 4.5 - The Documentary Core Application Checklist
    • 4.6 - Documentary Film Proposal Content Breakdown
    • 4.7 - Documentary Film Proposal Title Page Samples
    • 4.8 - Documentary Film Proposal Action Worksheet
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    5 - Your Budget
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    • 5.0 - Creating Your Film Budget: Why And How
    • 5.1 - Creating Your Film Budget: Template Overview
    • 5.2 - Creating Your Film Budget: Tips And Considerations
    • 5.3 - Lesson Recap
    • 5.4 - Budget Topsheet Template
    • 5.5 - Budget Breakdown Template
    • 5.6 - Budget Template Download
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    6 - Your Documentary Film LLC
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    • 6.0 - Setting Up Your LLC
    • 6.1 - Lesson Recap
    • 6.2 - Resources
    • 6.3 - LLC Action Worksheet
  • 08
    And Finally...
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    • Supportive Resources
    • Before You Go
  • 09
    Bonus: Webinar Archive
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    • Editing Your Doc Film w/ Paddy Bird (01:02:43)
    • Funding Your Doc Film w/ Morrie Warshawski (42:40)
    • Selling Stock Footage w/ Pat McGowan (53:01)
    • Legal Do's & Don'ts w/ Gordon Firemark (52:31)
    • Exclusive Discounts & Resources

WHAT YOU'LL GET WITH THIS COURSE

  • 10+ 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

PREPARE YOUR FILM FOR SUCCESS RIGHT FROM THE START

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