WMM October Webinars Line-Up

Women Make Movies line-up of October webinars

Oct. 3rd – International Co-productions with Mikael Ostrup & Paul Pauwels of EDN

Making a successful co-production between countries is complicated, but can be the key to getting your film made. In this webinar, two experts in the field, Mikael Ostrup and Paul Pauwels of European Documentary Network (EDN), break down the mystery of international co-production and financing, discuss how to find co-production partners and co-producers and how to do it successfully from a filmmakers’ perspective anywhere they may live in the world.

Oct. 10th – Meet the Funder: The Rogovy Foundation & the Miller-Packan Fund

The next deadline for the Miller-Packan Documentary Fund is November 15th! Since 2016 they have been awarding grants twice a year to documentary filmmakers whose projects address social issues and inspire others. The Fund supports filmmaking in advanced development (up to $10,000), production and post-production stages (up to $25,000). Hugh Rogovy joins WMM for the first time to walk us through their foundation and this fund, speaking to what they’re looking for and how to make a successful application.

Oct. 12th – Hot Docs with Shane Smith, Dorota Lech & Heidi Tao Yang

Hot Docs is not only the biggest and most important documentary festival in North America, it has a successful pitching forum, a year-round program, granting opportunities and much, much more. Shane Smith (Director of Programming), Dorota Lech (Director of the Forum) and Heidi Tao Yang (Director of Funds) each speak to what they do and how you can access all of what Hot Docs has to offer.

Oct. 24th – Meet the Funder: The Fledgling Fund with Sheila Leddy

From the beginning, the Fledgling Fund has been focused on impact – the social impact of the projects they support and their impact on the field. That means choosing projects focused on issues affecting vulnerable populations that are poised for action. Fledgling currently has two grants funds that accept applications on a rolling basis, the Fund for Documentary Film Outreach and Engagement and the Special Fund for Rapid Story Deployment. Executive Director Sheila Leddy joins WMM in a global webinar to discuss impact and outreach and how Fledgling works with filmmakers and their projects to help change the world.