This course is an introduction to many of the possibilities that exist to fund your film, market it, and create an audience for it. It will give you a sense of possible options and avenues to explore and it will start you on the process of making your film dreams a reality. The course covers the grant researching and writing process for fiction films and documentaries, strategies for developing impactful film websites, best social media practices for filmmakers, and how to approach crowdfunding and seeking investors. Through these experiences you will be prepared to seek funding for your film and to build your own audience through digital spaces.
Week 1: Applying for Grants
Why Start with Grants?
Week 2: Making Your Website
Week 3: Developing Your Social Media, Newsletter, and Press Presence
Week 4: Crowdfunding and Finding Investors