Time: doors at 8:30 am workshop from 9am – 6pm
Location: Emily Carr University of Art and Design (MOCAP – North Building) Granville Island
Cost: $50 for DOC members
$100 for Non members
$50 for Emily Carr people with VALID ID
Bring a friend and get $25 off each non member admission
DOC BC has asked internationally renowned author, speaker and story consultant Fernanda Rossi to host a full day workshop for filmmakers to help make their fundraising film trailer all that it can be.
Your trailer should be the ultimate pitch, the one thing that sells funders on the potential of your project. A trailer can make or break your film. So stop guessing what works and what doesn’t work – and why – in this one-day, hands-on workshop for producers, directors, writers and editors.
Learn the foundational story structures for fundraising trailers, and discover some of the common mistakes filmmakers make when crafting their log lines, synopses, and trailers. The morning session will focus on log lines and synopses and in the afternoon, Ms Rossi will show work applied to actual trailers, with before and after examples; and a sampling of successful fundraising trailers.
About Fernanda Rossi:
Internationally renowned speaker and story consultant Fernanda Rossi has doctored more than 300 fiction scripts, fundraising samples and documentaries, including two nominated for the Academy Award® and many that went on to receive funds from ITVS in the U.S. and NFB in Canada. She has given her workshops and lectures in more than 12 countries for more than 40 film organizations and at all major world markets and conferences, including Hot Docs in Canada, SilverDOCS in the United States, Sunny Side of the Doc in France and Sheffield Doc/Fest in the UK.
In addition, she’s a much sought-after trainer for special programs and grant evaluator for foundations. Her columns and articles have been published in trade publications, such as The Independent in the United States and DOX in Europe. She is the author of the book that, according to industry professionals is the bible on demo production now in its second edition: Trailer Mechanics: How to Make Your Documentary Fundraising Demo.
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