The Filmmaker's Development Toolkit

15 March, 09:00 - 16 March, 09:00

Czech Centre, 11 Ion Ghica Str.

A workshop organized by DocuMentor (Romania), in association with Documentary Filmmakers' Group (United Kingdom), with the support of One World Romania. Access on the basis of prior registration.

Tutored by Andy Glynne, winner of the BAFTA award for documentary film, The Filmmaker's Development Toolkit is a two-day experiential course that will focus on project development. The participants in the workshop will learn how to put together a strong development strategy for their project, how to identify what makes a good idea and how to manage the main tools to get a project off the ground, namely: a well-written proposal, a great, confident and compelling pitch, a much needed tester tape, tips for working with production companies and an overview of various funding opportunities including crowd funding, and other new ways of receiving funding for both television and theatrical documentaries.

Drawing on an extensive experience in mentoring new and emerging filmmakers in workshops across the world from India, Jordan, Greece, to Marocco and UK and using examples of commissioned proposals, Andy will guide the participants into conceiving a strategy for their own projects, which will be discussed throughout the workshop.

Director, producer and actor Andy Glynne is the founding director of DFG and executive director of the production company Mosaic Films.