This event was recorded live on Monday, May 2, 2022.

Grants! So many growth opportunities exist for doc filmmakers but researching and applying can be overwhelming. Academy Award nominated producer Kira Kennedy-Simon (Ascension), who has been awarded over $1 million in grant funding, hosts this two-part workshop along with funders and special guests. Day 1 includes funders and “gate openers” Keri Archer Brown of ITVS  and Jon-Sesrie Goff from the Ford Foundation who will address transparency in the applications and process as well as give concrete tips and notes for filmmakers to consider in approaching different funders. They will demystify the application processes to help you shift through the noise and hone in on which programs are best for you and your film. Day 2 is an interactive workshop with time to review actual successful grant applications and receive application feedback from peers or mentors while working in small groups.

Tickets for two-workshop event are $59, and will include live and recorded access to the two 90-minute workshops taking place on Monday, May 2, 2022 at 12:00pm ET and Tuesday, May 3, 2022 at 12:00pm ET. If you are interested in purchasing a Spring 2022 Season Pass, which will include live and recorded access to all April and May 2022 PRO programs, click here.

All registrants may participate in the live sessions, and will also receive access to the recorded events, written transcripts, and a copy of the slide presentations (if applicable) after the livestream. Tickets are non-refundable.

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

For this workshop, a limited number of subsidized tickets are available for those facing financial hardship. To request a subsidized ticket, please email with a brief explanation of your situation.

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