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PAST EVENTS

Missed one of our previous webinars? Never fear, you can rewatch them anytime! 

Show Me the Money
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Join Film Fatales for a grant-writing workshop with the creative team behind 93Queen. Director/Producer Paula Eiselt and Producer Heidi Reinberg will offer real-talk, straight-up advice for navigating the documentary-funding landscape — including grants, equity financing and co-productions.


93QUEEN is the ITVS / arte SWR/ YesDocu co-production that received funding from all the major funders including Sundance, Tribeca, IDA, Open Society | Just Films, Fork Films, NYSCA, and the Hartley Film Foundation. 


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Gathering in Gratitude
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Eager to meet creative collaborators? Excited to share details about your latest passion project? Missing the company of like-minded artists? We will begin with a guided group discussion led by Film Fatales members Elaine Chu (The Purgation) and Paige Morrow Kimball (Play Date) before dividing up into breakout groups for meaningful conversations based on a series of guided prompts. Please join us to reconnect and express our gratitude for our community of filmmakers.

Let's Make a Deal
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Join Film Fatales, FilmNorth and Distribution Advocates for a free distribution workshop and teach-in about Negotiating Distribution Deals with producer Amy Hobby (What Happened, Miss Simone?) and distributor Andrew Neel (Radiant Films International). Moderated by Film Fatales member Avril Z. Speaks (Jinn).


Terms. Territories and Media Types. In this session, a producer and a distributor will break down these specific components of a distribution deal. Hearing from both sides of the negotiation table, this session will help documentary filmmakers understand how to protect the interests of their film and avoid some of the common mistakes made by creators. Whether navigating educational or other distribution platforms, panelists will share how filmmakers can get the most out of their deal by knowing the basics.


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The Path Forward
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Join us for a discussion about making your second feature film with Film Fatales members Diane Fraher (The Heart Stays), Geeta Malik (India Sweets and Spices), Nancy Kates (Regarding Susan Sontag) and Saila Kariat (The Valley).


Many filmmakers find that, even with the wealth of knowledge they have acquired in the process of realizing their first feature, the second one is even more challenging. Hear from experienced filmmakers about the inspiration and obstacles they faced in making their second feature.  We’ll discuss issues such as figuring out which project to pursue, finding funding, getting talent, and bridging the often large time gap between your first and second feature.


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Transgender Storytelling
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Join Film Fatales this Friday November 5th 2pm PT for an inclusion workshop hosted by Scott Turner Schofield (Founder of Speaking of Transgender) with additional support from GLAAD.


This presentation focuses on understanding what it means to be transgender and the past, present, and future of trans media representation. Starting with an overview of what it means to be transgender and non-binary, along with need-to-know terminology, the presentation will then examine stereotypes about trans people and the real world consequences of those. We will then discuss the history of transgender representation in film and television, the current state, and how to improve trans representation in the future, including best practices for casting authentically and including trans people behind the camera. We will conclude with how GLAAD can be a resource to content creators in telling authentic and accurate trans stories that truly reflect the world around us and accelerate acceptance through culture change.


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Ghouls Night Out
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Something spooktacular is brewing! As the days are growing longer and the darkness creeps in, join us for a spooky filmmaker mixer to stir the cauldron of ideas with your fellow creatives.  We will begin with a group discussion and party games led by Film Fatales members Madeleine Olnek (Wild Nights with Emily) and Natasha Kermani (Lucky) before dividing up into smaller groups for intimate conversations based on a series of guided prompts. Bring your favorite poison and any tricks or treats. Let’s eat, drink and be scary!


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