92 – How to Fund Your Film: The Individual Donor

An often overlooked aspect of film funding is the individual donor.  Which is kind of surprising, given that statistics tend to show that 50 percent (and sometimes more) make up the overall funding for doc filmmakers.  Amidst, all of the dialogue and concentration on other, sometimes more obvious, avenues of fundraising like crowdfunding, grant funding,…

91 – Doc Filmmakers Getting Real, with Claire Aguilar

Getting Real is a biennial conference put on by International Documentary Association (IDA) to foster three days of documentary media discussion, with documentary filmmaker’s sustainability at the core of its discussion.  Along with the theme of sustainability, the 2018 conference will see the themes of transparency and creativity being added to the discussion.   At…

90 – 5 (More) Reasons to Make Your Documentary Film

If you are like so many of us doc filmmakers, there have been numerous times where you have questioned or doubted whether or not you should or perhaps even could make a documentary film.  There are even seasoned filmmakers with multiple docs to their resume who still question whether or not they are the right…