Short Documentary


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My friend and I are currently putting together a treatment for a short documentary. We are determining on what we need and trying to put together a budget and a business plan.

The plan is to hit the film fest circuits, and be a possible TV pilot. For right now we are just doing this as a short documentary for the Film Fest curcuits. The question I have is that what financing options can I look for in a documentary? I know of one source and we will persue it, but I am looking for others too. Also, how should I write my business plan for this project?

Kim Welch

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Fund raising seems to be much the same for docs as anything. Have a fund raising party. Get donations. use the new fund raising websites like kickstarter types of web. the business plan is just like any business plan. you might want to try some of the software packages for that.