Part 2: We follow up with documentary filmmaker Daniel Koehler to discuss his successful film festival and grant writing experiences. He shares practical tips to maximize festival opportunities, win funding, and survive in the nebulous world of documentary film.
Part 1: We dive into documentary filmmaker Daniel Koehler's two award-winning short films, "The Tobacco King" and "Win or Lose". Daniel discusses the challenges of international production, how to conduct awesome interviews, how to shoot for the edit in a doc context, & more.
In this third and final part of our indie film financing series, we explore the ins and outs of the crowdfunding arena. We break down three successful campaigns and discuss the platforms and strategies you can use to start your own.
In Part Two of our indie film financing series, we explore the commercial arena of investments. Learn how to win investors effectively and responsibly as we discuss business plans, risk management strategies, & more.
In Part One of our indie film financing series, we explore the noncommercial arena of donations and grants. Learn how to win funding from individuals, foundations, and corporations!
This post sets the stage for an epic three-part series about financing your independent film! We outline prospective funding sources and discuss the necessity of conviction, credibility, and community.
Lights Film School speaks with Ryan Patch about his latest low budget short film, THE OFFERING. We discuss investors, production techniques, working with actors, post workflow, & more!
Explore the basics of independent film financing! We discuss present-day funding sources, strategies, legalese, & more. If you need to raise money for your film but aren’t sure where to start, this resource is for you.