Double Exposure Film Festival Grant Writing Workshop
IDA’s Program Officer Dana Merwin outlines the multi-faceted grant-writing process for documentary projects. From the Fiscal Sponsorship program, which has supported documentary production and post-production for nearly 30 years, to the specialized funding of the Pare Lorentz Documentary Fund and the Enterprise Documentary Fund, she uses IDA’s funding opportunities as a starting point to discuss the fundamentals of writing a strong application. She also chats with IDA Pare Lorentz grantee Heidi Reinberg, whose film, 93Queen, offers an in-depth case study of how to weave your film’s loglines, synopsis, treatments and more into a compelling package for potential funders. As a special feature of this class, Dana workshops the loglines of projects brought forth by attendees. You can submit a logline to be workshopped here.