How to finance your short film

Financing Your Short Film, , provided by the National Film Board of Canada

Back in June, we held a session at our Montreal headquarters on How to Finance Your Short Film as part of the Hothouse 6 emerging filmmaker program. It was a panel discussion comprised of 1 filmmaker and 3 funding agency representatives (Canada Council for the Arts, Bravo!FACT and the Independent Media Arts Alliance).

When I tweeted about the session at the time, I received several requests to put the session up online. It took a little while, but here it is.

Enjoy.

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  1. I have short animation movie idea It’s two or three minutes movie and It’s about earth n human, need a finance r who produce it

    Karan,
  2. Just go out and make your films! Don’t wait for these people to approve your art.

    — arty farty,
  3. @Florencia: I’m sorry, I don’t have the resources you’re looking for, but perhaps there are some transferable ideas in the video presented in this post.

    — Julie Matlin,
  4. Hi, Julie!

    My name is Florencia. The reason why I got to this blog is that we´re just starting to look for financing for a 12 chapter animation film for kids my partner and I want to make. We´ve already created a story, and have started to develop the puppets (as we´re going to use stop motion technique). The thing is here, in Argentina, there is no stop motion professional market, but it´s getting to be very popular by some particular new stop motion films published.
    We´ve always dreamt to make one with my partner, we met in a stop motion curse.

    So, we´re obviously looking for financing help. I´m the one that knows english so I´m making some research outside our country.

    I don´t know if you can help me with some information, if you know if there is any Program or organization that may bring some help to us.

    Thanks
    Florencia

  5. FInally

    Marcus,