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A filmmaker and a grantmaker help to demystify the various funding options available for grantseekers in film.

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03:11 Alice Elliott, film director, writer, producer and actress, directed the new documentary Body & Soul: Diana & Kathy for PBS. She also talks about Welcome Change Productions, a nonprofit, independent documentary production company that is committed to giving a voice to people and stories that are traditionally not depicted on film and television.

08:46 Emily Verellen, Fledgling Fund, elaborates on why this grantmaker funds media, the application process, and the types of projects that are successful in getting grants.

15:54 A general discussion about how filmmakers can best approach funders in order to foster creative partnerships.

40:00 Advice for getting support from four types of funders: individual donors, government funding, private foundations, and corporate donors. The speakers give details about the roles that fiscal sponsors can play in facilitating the search for funding.

1:05:08 Q & A

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Published Thursday, October 8, 2009