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Create a fundraising pitch deck

To pitch potential supporters, a pitch deck is your must-have tool to catch their attention and share your vision. Check out our short video lesson and we’ll show you how to create one.

In this guide you'll learn how to

  • Intrigue potential funders with your deck
  • Write persuasive words to share your vision
  • Curate images and quotes to hook funders
  • Model your deck after a successful example
  • Use your deck to inform your website
“S&T is an indie filmmaker's best friend at all stages of the filmmaking process!”
Christine La Monte, Producer, Viva Verdi

One of the most useful tools for bringing on funders and partners is what we call a pitch deck. This is a simple tool meant to communicate about your film and the opportunity to partner. A pitch deck is a written document that helps you begin substantive conversations with potential supporters .

There's no one right way -- it’s not a formula more of an art -- but over our years crafting decks and advising filmmakers on theirs, we’ve learned some essential characteristics that all effective pitch decks have in common, including making them:

  • Professional but fun
  • Persuasive
  • Concise
  • A balance of imagery and written text

Communicate what your film is about and how a potential partner could work with you

This video lesson introduces you to these concepts and more.

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