October 5, 2020

Building Values-based Financial Strategies | Getting Real '20

The Documentary Funding Ecosystem: Building Values-based Financial Strategies

Assembling the financing for a documentary is particularly complex, given the limited funding sources and tension between the commercial and philanthropic priorities. How can filmmakers make business decisions that support values like creative independence, representation, sustainability, and authorship? Producers and funders will discuss the opportunities and obstacles in a time that is more akin to a “gold rush” than a “golden age.” This panel features Caroline von Kuhn of Sundance Institute, Marcia Smith of Firelight Media, Chi-hui Yang of Ford Foundation, Marilyn Ness of Big Mouth Productions; moderated by Jessica Devaney of Multitude Films.

Video is ASL interpreted and closed-captioned.