For certain kinds of films -- notably documentaries but also short or experimental films -- grant money might be a major source of funding. Writing a great grant application is the first step to making that happen.
Taught at Ninth Street Independent Film Center by Michele Turnure-Salleo, Director of Filmmaker Services for the San Francisco Film Society, Grant Writing Essentials promises to teach students "how to craft an effective blueprint proposal for your project that can be adapted for multiple applications." Turnure-Salleo knows something about the process, having produced and directed projects for film and television for more than 15 years in Sydney, Berlin, Vancouver, Banff and Marseille. She was also associate producer of Regret to Inform, an Oscar-nominated documentary about the effect of the Vietnam War on war widows.
"Discover how to create a compelling logline, background, synopsis, treatment, fundraising strategy, marketing and distribution plan, key personnel bios and project status reports. Familiarity with the basics of budgeting for documentary or narrative films will convince funders that you know what you want and how to get it."
Date: Tuesday March 2nd, 2010
Time: 7pm – 10pm
Location: 145 Ninth St San Francisco, CA
Instructor: Michele Turnure-Salleo
$50 SFFS member.
For more information visit http://ninthst.wordpress.com/2010/02/28/san-francisco-film-society-grant-writing-essentials/