Show&Tell Pro helps documentary filmmakers fundraise for & distribute their films.

Our unique combination of coaching, community, and tools has helped hundreds of filmmakers raise millions of dollars.

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A new way to fund & release your film

First as a filmmaker then as a distribution strategist, Founder Keith Ochwat spent 16 years developing a unique approach to film fundraising & distribution that has helped hundreds of filmmakers raise millions of dollars.

"Fundraising and distribution can feel isolating and demoralizing, but Show&Tell has given me invaluable guidance and tools as I navigate my filmmaking journey."
Paris Coyne Producer, Point of Origin

Whats included in the Show&Tell Pro Membership?

We provide coaching, tools, and a community of like-minded filmmakers that will support you as you fundraise from non-traditional sources, build powerful partnerships & release your film in a whole new way.

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Hands-on Coaching

Live & regular coaching to answer your specific questions & make sure you’re on track.

“Show&Tell provides a one stop shop for filmmakers looking for funders and partners...the coaching is invaluable!”

Suzannah Warlick, producer of Passage To Sweden

“Show&Tell provides a one stop shop for filmmakers looking for funders and partners...the coaching is invaluable!”

Suzannah Warlick

, Producer of Passage To Sweden

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Community of Filmmakers

Connect with & get feedback from filmmakers actively fundraising & releasing their films.

“Show&Tell has created an online community where we can share in real time what works and doesn't.”

John McAllister, director of Double Dummy

"The Show&Tell team truly understands all the steps involved in helping filmmakers share their content with public television audiences. As a distributor, we appreciate the guidance Show&Tell provides."

Angee Simmons

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Guides on Demand

Our curated library of webinars and downloadable content.

The Guides are viewable anytime on desktop or our Show&Tell App.

Each lesson can be paused, fast-forwarded, and re-watched as often as you'd like. This allows you to learn the content quickly and on your schedule.

Virtual Events & Fundraisers

Easily create online events & fundraisers to connect with fans in your backyard or around the world.

“Virtual screenings enabled me to connect with my audience and raise over $100,000 in sponsorship fees, ticket sales, and donations.”

— WARD SERRILL, DIRECTOR, THE BOWMAKERS

“Virtual screenings enabled me to connect with my audience and raise over $100,000 in sponsorship fees, ticket sales, and donations.”

Ward Serrill

, Director, The Bowmakers

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What You'll Learn

RE-IMAGINING FUNDRAISING

How can I fundraise for my film?

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Most filmmakers apply to the same funders like ITVS, IDA, Sundance Documentary Fund, Gucci Tribeca. Only a handful get them. We’ll teach you to expand your fundraising to include non-film grants, funding from companies, crowdfunding, and much more.

RE-IMAGINING DISTRIBUTION

How do I get started with distribution?

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Remember Blockbuster? And going to theaters? The ways films are released have changed. We’ll teach you new and powerful ways to release your film from virtual events and fundraisers, educational sales, virtual events, and more.

PBS

How can I get my film on PBS and make money?

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We’ve helped nearly 100 documentary filmmakers secure a national PBS broadcast and raise millions in sponsorships. We’ll teach you our pro tips to getting into your film into the PBS system and selling sponsorships for your broadcast.

PITCHING

How can I get companies and nonprofits to sponsor my film?

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Finding the right allies to support your film is the first step. Next you need to have the right tools to make a good impression. We’ll teach you how to identify partners, create a pitch deck, and reach out to secure the support you need.

DISTRIBUTION DEALS

How do I sell my film to a streamer?

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Big streamers like Netflix and Hulu know what they are looking for and how much they’re willing to pay. We’ll reveal the truth about streamers. And we’ll also explore other powerful ways to make money with your film and get it seen.

Virtual Events

How do I host a virtual event?

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Filmmakers that join Show&Tell have access to our proprietary virtual screening platform--it's software we build from the ground up to help filmmakers share their film in a secure way, sell tickets, ask for donations, and interact with audiences.

What our community says

Rick Rotondi

“I learned more about funding and distributing my film in a single Show&Tell webinar than I did in months of research and web searching.”

Ward Serrill

“Virtual screenings enable me to reimagine how I connect with my audience. To date, we’re raised over $100,000 in sponsorship fees, ticket sales, and donations.”

Zach Ingrassi

“We’ve held over 60 virtual screenings for our short film supporting immigration causes, while generating over $45,000 to support our distribution.”

Dana Croschere

"The video guides and webinars are what I need to be successful in distribution and fundraising."

Suzannah Warlick

“Show&Tell is packed with invaluable information, tools, and expert advice to help you fundraise for your film.”

Jen Tennican

“Since my first virtual event, I’ve booked 37 more with partners ranging from universities to tech companies. I’ve raised $110,000 so far!”

Show&Tell like a Pro

Our approach has helped hundreds of filmmakers raise millions of dollars

$500

Paid Annually

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Live Member-Only Webinars

  • 2 to 3 webinars each month exclusively for PRO members
  • Hosted by our founder Keith and often co-hosted with industry experts
  • Answers to your fundraising & distribution questions 
  • Live Q&A session in each webinar  
  • Recorded for repeat viewing on desktop or our exclusive App

Private Filmmaker Community

  • Learn, contribute & network with fellow filmmakers - from seasoned pros to first timers
  • Post questions & get feedback from our team and the community
  • Filmmakers at every stage of fundraising & distribution

Guides on Demand

  • Access to the world’s largest collection of film fundraising & distribution lessons
  • Curated library of 200+ video lessons, templates & downloads
  • Available anytime on desktop or our Show&Tell App
  • Topics include: grants, crafting outreach tools, pitching funders & partners, festivals, PBS, streamers, VOD & more

Virtual Event Platform

  • Built from the ground up for indie filmmakers
  • Easily create a beautiful event page or have our Event Organizer team build it for you
  • Sell tickets & merch, ask for donations, or host a free event 
  • Collect emails and connect with your audience
  • *Event licenses are an additional cost

*Show&Tell Pro comes with our money-back guarantee. Give it a try. If you feel like the program isn't the right fit for you, simply email us within the first 30 days and we’ll issue you a full refund.

Where are you in your filmmaker journey?

No matter where, we’re here to help you connect with your audience & make money.

Pre-Production

We’ll Coach You As You Fundraise

Coaching on new fundraising strategies so you don’t have to apply to the same old grants or ask your friends & family for money. We’ll show you what to do then guide you along the way.

We’ll Help You Host a Fundraiser

Work-in-progress virtual fundraisers are less stressful than crowdfunding. They’re also invaluable for building partnerships to fuel your fundraising as you finish & release your film.

VIVA VERDI

  • Work-in-progress virtual event to raise funds

  • Promoted by Opera League of LA

  • Sponsored by Italian food company Eataly

“Show&Tell is an indie filmmaker's best friend at all stages of the filmmaking process!”

Christine La Monte, Producer of VIVA VERDI

“S&T is an indie filmmaker's best friend at all stages of the filmmaking process!”

Christine La Monte

, Producer, Viva Verdi

Production & Post

We’ll Guide Your Fundraising & Distribution Planning

Coaching on new strategies for distribution & fundraising so you can identify your audience then partner with aligned companies, conferences & foundations in your niche.

We’ll Help You Host a Fundraiser

Work-in-progress virtual fundraisers are less stressful than crowdfunding. They’re also invaluable for building partnerships to fuel your fundraising as you finish & release your film.

GET BUSY LIVING

  • While in post on the film, the team booked 3 virtual events

  • Virtual event sponsorship fees totalled $9,000

  • Helped cash-flow final edits & deliverables for PBS

“Since working with Show&Tell, I’ve completely changed how I think about fundraising and distributing a film.”

Chris Burket, Director of GET BUSY LIVING

“Since working with Show&Tell, I’ve completely changed how I think about fundraising and distributing a film.”

Chris Burket

, Director of Get Busy Living

Distribution

We’ll Help You Increase Revenues

Learn & receive guidance on new strategies for releasing your film. We’ll help you identify your audience then partner with aligned companies, conferences & foundations in your niche.

We’ll Help You Host Virtual Events

Create beautiful, customized landing pages for your film so you can host events, connect with attendees & generate revenue for your film. Easily sell tickets, ask for donations & sell products.

The Bowmakers

  • First event: $7,000 in ticket sales

  • Sales to date: $100,000+ during first 14 events

  • Launched a national virtual tour partnering with symphony orchestras across the country

“Virtual screenings enable me to reimagine how I connect with my audience. To date, we’re raised over $100,000 in sponsorship fees, ticket sales, and donations.”

Ward Serrill, Director, The Bowmakers

“Virtual screenings enable me to reimagine how I connect with my audience. To date, we’re raised over $100,000 in sponsorship fees, ticket sales, and donations.”

Ward Serrill

, Director, The Bowmakers

Interested in being a part of our growing filmmaker community?

Join now and get access to our Guides, Member webinars & virtual screening platform!