CID is committed to providing valuable educational and professional development tools to the independent filmmaking community. Our monthly virtual Lunch + Learn sessions each focus on a different timely topic, and give members a chance to listen, learn, and ask questions. As each session has limited availability, we urge you to sign up early. Below is a list of our upcoming sessions as well as a form to submit if you are interested in registering.
'Strengthening Community Engagement' with Working Films!
March 22nd @ 12pm - 1pm ET
March's Lunch + Learn will be with Working Films, an organization that helps position documentaries to advance social justice and environmental protection. In this session they will explain how they work with filmmakers, grassroots groups and NGOs to move films' missions forward, and will also talk best practices in strengthening community engagement. Visit Working Films' websitehere.
'Crowdfunding To Build Independence' with Seed&Spark!
February 15th @ 12pm - 1pm ET
March 6th @ 3pm - 4pm ET(12pm - 1pm PT)
We all have amazing films to make, but finding the money to make them (and the audience to watch them) can be challenging. Seed&Spark is a filmmaker-focused crowdfunding platform created to boost the career-building power of crowdfunding for creators. In this intro session, Seed&Spark Head of Education Julie Keck will touch on the basics of audience building, crowdfunding project set-up, campaign communication, and more. Bring your questions! Visit Seed&Spark's website here.
More questions? Please reach out to Mira@documentaries.org.