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Packaging your Documentary for Fundraising and Financing
Monday, June 25, 2012 from 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM (BST)
Bristol, United Kingdom
Packaging your Documentary for Fundraising & Financing
25 June, Bristol
By Story Consultant and International Speaker Fernanda Rossi
Author of Trailer Mechanics: How to Make Fundraising Demos
the bible for making demos for grants, crowdfunding campaigns and networks
Pitch, synopsis and taster! They can be a money-making trio for your documentary film or the cause of every rejection letter you’ll ever get. This presentation by author and internationally renowned story consultant Fernanda Rossi will cover how to best represent your project verbally, in writing and with audiovisual material with clear point by point explanations and analysis of before/after samples. Her book will be available for purchasing at a discount and signing.
Internationally renowned speaker and story consultant Fernanda Rossi has doctored more than 300 fiction scripts, fundraising samples and documentaries, including two nominated for the Academy Award® and many that went on to receive funds from ITVS in the U.S. and NFB in Canada. She has given her workshops and lectures in more than 12 countries for more than 40 film organizations and at all major world markets and conferences, including Hot Docs in Canada, Sheffield Doc/Fest in the UK, Sunny Side of the Doc in France and SilverDOCS in the United States. In addition, she’s a much sought-after trainer for special programs and grant evaluator for foundations. Her columns and articles have been published in trade publications, such as The Independent in the United States and DOX in Europe. She is the author of Trailer Mechanics: How to Make Your Documentary Fundraising Demo, now in its second edition, which according to industry professionals is the bible on demo production. www.documentarydoctor.com
"After being a finalist at ITVS Open Call four times, I finally won after working with Fernanda who managed to connect the subtle dots between past panel feedbacks, proposals and works-in-progress."
--The Lost Dream, Director/Producer Jehan S. HarneyITVS recipient, 2012
"While making my film, Fernanda's clarity, deep knowledge of storytelling and great sense of humor created the space for me to tell the story I wanted to tell. The project subsequently won two grants from the National Endowments for the Humanities."
--No Job for a Woman, Director/Producer Michelle Fillion
"I am honored to have Fernanda's ongoing input on my various projects."
--Leslie Iwerks, director Recycled Life, 2007 Academy Award Nominee
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