IDA Member Hours: How to Position Your Project (Beyond Grant Writing)
ImageFrederick Greene, Speaker
There are many paths toward securing outside support for your project, but all of them involve the development of written and visual materials. Whether you are applying for grants, seeking a slot in a film festival market, looking for a sales agent, pitching to production companies or commissioners, sending materials to partners and collaborators, or readying your film for screenings, it’s vitally important to think about how you are positioning both the project and yourself as a filmmaker. Writing all with these varied audiences and goals in mind can help filmmakers not only frame their projects but also summon into existence more opportunities for their documentary filmmaking career. The audience for your film is not only the general public that will watch the finished product, but also the supporters that will get you there and beyond.
In this IDA members-only workshop, veteran marketing expert and researcher Fred Greene will give a brief presentation on different moments filmmakers can position and present themselves in their projects. Greene will follow this talk with a series of short strategy sessions with pre-selected projects workshopping their written materials, and conclude with an audience Q&A.
All attendees will be able to observe all of the strategy sessions. Four projects will be selected to take part. Depending on interest, not every project will be selected.
Registration is required to attend and is limited to the first 200 IDA members to sign up by 9AM PT on Tuesday, May 9, 2023. Members with projects at any stage are encouraged to attend. Having a project to workshop is not a requirement of attending the office hours. If you are interested in workshopping your project, you must fill out the form by 5PM PT on Monday, May 5, 2023.
To register, log in to the IDA member portal!