WELCOME TO THE DOCUMENTARY FILM FUNDING COURSE

Are you struggling to secure the money you need to make the films you want to make?

Do you feel you don't know where to look to secure sources of valuable and plentiful funds for your film?

Do you find it difficult to approach people for money - whether its wealthy individuals or organizations?

Do you know that you have a grant worthy film, but you don't know how to obtain grant funding?

Do you need a clear & concise funding strategy to ensure your project has access to the resources it needs?


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


You are going to secure all the money you need to make your film 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 overwhemling and frustrating it can be to have an awesome idea for a film project and to have a big, blank space where a funding plan should be. Thankfully, due to our years of sourcing funding for ours and others projects, we have developed and honed the skills we need to secure that funding. And more than that, we feel good about getting it!  All skills that we look forward to sharing with you. 

Reason #2. As creatives we have developed the sad belief that to be an artist one must starve! And we're here to tell you, that kind of thinking needs to change immediately. We will give you the mental clarity to appreciate how valuable your work really is and how you are worthy of attracting and managing significant funds for your film.

Reason #3.  We all need a coach, mentor or someone that has gone before us, who can show us the way - the pitfalls, the strategy and resources. We're here, and we're ready to show you how to find all the money you need to make the very best documentary film you can!


We truly built this course for you 

Making a documentary film can be one of the most fulfilling and enthralling experiences one can have, however, it can also be one of the most frustrating and confusing. Which is why we built this extensive, self-paced documentary film funding course.

The ability to find significant funding for your film will affect every phase of its life cycle. We offer extensive resources in this area because we know how truly important being able to execute a successful funding strategy really is. There is money out there for your film. We'll tell you where it is and how to get it.

GET MONEY FOR YOUR DOCUMENTARY FILM TODAY!

ENROLL NOW

ON COMPLETION OF THIS COURSE

WHAT YOU WILL HAVE MASTERED

  • You will have a well thought out and comprehensive funding strategy with which to move forward on garnering funds for your film. No longer will the overwhelming feeling of how to find money hold you back

  • You will have extensive knowledge of where to find granting opportunites, the key skills and specific tips on how to approach completing and submitting your application and have a much stronger opportunity to be successfully awarded

  • You will feel confident and sincere in building relationships and garnering donations from wealthy individuals and organizations knowing that you are providing them with an opportunity to be part of something valuable and special

  • You will have mastered the money mindset and have a deeper appreciation of the value of money and your attitude towards it. You will have changed your conscious worth, income and your films budget

  • You will be able to afford the resources you need to make your film - travel, equipment, crew, promotion and marketing - as well as pay yourself so you can dedicate the time needed to see your film through to completion

THE COURSE CURRICULUM

WHAT YOU'LL LEARN

  • 01
    Welcome To The Documentary Film Funding Course
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    • Welcome From Your Instructor
    • Course Aims and Overview
  • 02
    Module #1: Before You Begin To Seek Funding
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    • 1.0 - Setting Your Funding Foundation
    • 1.1 - Lesson Recap
    • 1.2 - Money Mindset
    • 1.3 - Lesson Recap
    • 1.4 - Money Mindset Action Worksheet
  • 03
    Module #2: Your Funding Strategy
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    • 2.0 - How To Develop A Fundraising Strategy
    • 2.1 - Lesson Recap
    • 2.2 - Funding Strategy Action Worksheet
  • 04
    Module #3: Grant Funding For Your Documentary Film
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    • 3.0 - Grants: Should You Apply?
    • 3.1 - Grants: Finding and Researching
    • 3.2 - Grants: Contact and Application
    • 3.3 - Grants: Decision Time
    • 3.4 - Lesson Recap
    • 3.5 - Resources
    • 3.6 - Grant Information Sheet (GIS)
    • 3.7 - Grant Funding Action Worksheet
  • 05
    Module #4: Your Crowdfunding Campaign
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    • 4.0 - Why And Where To Crowdfund
    • 4.1 - Content For Your Crowdfunding Page
    • 4.2 - Lesson Recap
    • 4.3 - Resources
    • 4.4 - Crowdfunding Action Worksheet
  • 06
    Module #5: Individual Donations For Your Documentary Film
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    • 5.0 - Garnering Individual Donations For Your Film Pt. 1
    • 5.1 - Garnering Individual Donations For Your Film Pt. 2
    • 5.2 - Lesson Recap
    • 5.3 - Individual Donations Action Worksheet
  • 07
    Module #6: Your Film Fiscal Sponsor
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    • 6.0 - Finding Your Fiscal Sponsor
    • 6.1 - Lesson Recap
    • 6.2 - Resources
    • 6.3 - Fiscal Sponsorship 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 (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 and Resources

SECURING MONEY TO MAKE YOUR FILM IS EASIER THAN YOU THINK. WE'LL SHOW YOU HOW.

ENROLL NOW

WHAT YOU'LL GET WITH THIS COURSE

GREAT CONTENT. ANYTIME ACCESS. NO RISK.

  • 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

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