DOC NYC PRO presents a two-part intensive workshop on grant funding for documentary filmmakers. In two 90-minute sessions, this workshop offers filmmakers a roadmap to successful grant funding, including best practices for creating proposals for key documentary funders, from government agencies to foundations to private philanthropists. 

Taught by seasoned producer, grant writer, and grant panelist Tracie Holder–who has raised millions in grant funding for her own and others’ projects–this workshop reviews all aspects of a successful documentary grant writing process, including: 

  • the critical components of a successful grant proposal
  • how to convey ideas visually
  • how to strike a balance between the big, broad brushstroke ideas behind your project and the small details that make your project come alive on the page
  • the common mistakes filmmakers make when submitting proposals–and how to avoid them
  • insights into the panel of reviewers judging your proposal

Over the course of two sessions, offered one week apart, attendees will come away with a comprehensive framework for proposal writing and the confidence to execute a competitive proposal.

Tickets are $59 and include both 90-minute sessions.

All registrants may participate in the live sessions, and will also receive access to the recorded event and a written transcript. Tickets are non-refundable.

Workshop participants also have the option to sign-up for individual 45-minute consultations with Tracie Holder for an additional $125 fee. The number of consultations are limited to 25 and available on a first-come, first-served basis. To register, choose the consultation option at checkout. Tracie will follow up to schedule an appointment.

If you have questions about registration, please email For questions about accommodations and accessibility, including requests for CART services or live ASL interpretation, please email