DOC NYC PRO: FUNDING A DOCUMENTARY
To experience the DOC NYC PRO lineup, purchase an individual PRO Themed Pass to hone in on a specific subject, or benefit from discounted pricing when you purchase Multi-Pass Packs to an assortment of topic strands. Or, buy an All Access Pass, which also includes admission to all festival screenings. Purchase passes here.
DOC NYC PRO is co-presented by Kanopy.
Funding sources for documentaries have never been more diverse. Gain insights into grants, equity, crowdfunding and production deals.
9:00 AM – 10:00 AM Breakfast
10:00 AM – 11:10 AM Funder + Filmmaker Relationships
What are best practices for dealing with grant makers? Panelists: David Weinstein (National Endowment for the Humanities); Jenni Wolfson (Chicken & Egg Pictures) and more; moderated by Tracie Holder.
11:30 AM – 12:40 PM Co-Productions & Pre-Sales
What are the options for co-productions and pre-sales in financing your film? How are these partners engaging with filmmakers and how are the deals structured? We get an inside look at how films get made.
1:30 PM – 2:40 PM Documentaries and Investment: A New Frontier
What are the opportunities and pitfalls to taking investment money for your documentary? Panelists: Jenny Raskin (Impact Partners), Marilyn Ness (Big Mouth Productions), and more.
Co-presented by the Documentary Producers Alliance
3:00 PM – 4:10 PM New Insights into Crowdfunding
Elise McCave (Kickstarter) schools us on the latest in crowdfunding techniques for raising money and building a following.
4:30 PM – 5:30 PM Happy Hour
Join us in the PRO Lounge to gather with fellow attendees and panelists to discuss the day.