Show Notes

55 – How to Write Your Documentary Film Grant Proposal with Joanna Rabiger

How to Write Your Documentary Grant Proposal For the documentary filmmaker, obtaining a grant to do one’s film can sometimes feel akin to the quest for the Holy Grail. And so sitting down to actually construct a well-crafted documentary grant proposal can sometimes feel too overwhelming or intimidating a task.  Which is why this episode…

53 – 5 Advantages to Shooting Solo + Conversation with iPhone Doc Filmmaker, Jack Ballo

5 Advantages to Shooting Solo as a Doc Filmmaker Whether by necessity or aesthetic choice, we doc filmmakers often shoot our projects with minimal crew and gear, sometimes even opting to go entirely solo.  There are, of course, advantages and disadvantages to such an approach. We’ll take a look at 5 Advantages to Shooting Solo as…

52 – 5 Things to Look For in a Fiscal Sponsorship + Conversation with The Film Festival Doctor

5 Things to Look For in a Fiscal Sponsorship The fiscal sponsorship is one of the more critical aspects of a doc filmmaker’s success when seeking funds for their film.  And we take a look at 5 things that can help you decide who might be a good fit as your fiscal sponsor. We discuss:…

51 – The Imposter Syndrome + Conversation with Doc Filmmaker, Lourdes Portillo

Do you consider yourself a documentary filmmaker or is that a term that you are hesitant to give yourself? Is there something that is holding you back from your first documentary film? Perhaps what’s keeping you from being a doc filmmaker, or making your doc film, or living your doc life, is something called imposter syndrome.…