EDITING FOR FUNDRAISING

Stop applying to the same grants as every other filmmaker!

We've helped filmmakers raise over $2 million by creating effective content to identify and pitch funders that care about your film’s message and will write you a check.

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Learn our Pro Fundraising Tips!

We've spent twelve years producing and fundraising my own films and another four years advising filmmakers on theirs. We've seen what works and what doesn't.

Our approach has helped filmmakers raise over $2,000,000 from companies, foundations, and non-profits outside the normal, over-saturated channels for film funding.

Learn the essential strategies of:

  • Adapting your existing content for fundraising
  • Prioritizing the most effective length cuts
  • Identifying and pitching potential funders

About Your Instructors

Keith Ochwat

Keith is the founder of the Show&Tell virtual screening platform and leads the Show&Tell educational course.

After producing his own documentaries for 12 years, he’s advised hundreds of filmmakers on their distribution fundraising strategy.

He's delivered keynote presentations on distribution at filmmaking organizations like IDA and IFP and his work has appeared in IndieWire and Documentary Magazine.

My approach to fundraising and distribution has been featured in:

Karen Everett

Karen Everett is one of the world's leading documentary Story Consultants, as well as an award-winning filmmaker. Founder of New Doc Editing, she has helped hundreds of filmmakers structure documentaries for PBS, HBO, Sundance, and other top venues.

Karen taught documentary editing for 18 years at the Graduate School of Journalism at UC Berkeley, named the #1-ranked documentary program in America by "Documentary Magazine". Her business also provides experienced editors.

Production & Post

Success stories from Show&Tell members and a look at our Virtual Screening Platform in use

  • While in post, the team booked 3 virtual events

  • Virtual event sponsorship fees totalled $9,000

  • Helped cash-flow final edits & deliverables for PBS

  • Work-in-progress virtual event to raise funds

  • Promoted by Opera League of LA

  • Sponsored by Italian food company Eataly

Distribution

Success stories from Show&Tell members and a look at our Virtual Screening Platform in use

  • First event: $7,000 in ticket sales

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

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

  • Hosted 37 events generating $110,000

  • Partnered with top universities like the University of Georgia and advocacy groups like Best Buddies

  • Some event hosts also sponsored PBS broadcast

  • Hosted 70 virtual events to date and plan to do 250

  • Generated $46,000+ in ticket sales and donations

  • Shared $10,000+ in donations with the film’s subject

  • First virtual event raised over $20,000 

  • Event supported rare disease research

  • Coverage on CBS Morning News drove traffic

  • Virtual event raised over $21,000 

  • Event supported hostels along the Spanish Camino 

  • Team is planning a virtual event to raise $1 million

  • First virtual event raised over $14,000

  • Coverage in Forbes Magazine drove traffic

  • Led to sponsorships & events totaling $50,000+

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