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July 18, 2019

Grant Writing Basics Master Class

In the Grant Writing Master Class, IDA's Program Officer Dana Merwin outlines the multi-faceted grant-writing process for documentary projects. From the Fiscal Sponsorship program, which has supported documentary production and post-production for nearly 30 years, to the specialized funding of the Pare Lorentz Documentary Fund and the Enterprise Documentary Fund, she uses IDA's funding opportunities as a starting point to discuss the fundamentals of writing a strong application. She also chats with Enterprise Documentary Fund grantee Assia Boundaoui, whose film The Feeling Of Being Watched offers an in-depth case study of how to weave your film's loglines, synopsis, treatments and more into a compelling package for potential funders. As a special feature of this class, Dana workshops the loglines and synopses of projects brought forth by attendees.