Upcoming Workshop:
Developing Your Film's Fundraising Strategy  

Are you intimidated by the fundraising process?

Join FC board member and independent consultant Ronn Smith as he demystifies the process of fundraising and provides ideas, tools and resources for you to begin raising the funds to make your dream project a reality.  We will cover topics such as how important you are in the process, why people/foundations/corporations donate to documentaries, the importance of partnerships, developing a fundraising strategy and how to use online fundraising tools.

Wednesday, June 20
6:00 - 8:00pm
FC Office
6 Eastman Place #202
Melrose, MA

FC New Member Spotlight
Joshua DeFour: Heeding the Call of the 11th Order

Joshua DeFour has been making films since college, eventually dropping out of a journalism bachelor's program in December 2010 to join the U.S. Marine Corps as a combat videographer and broadcast journalist.
After leaving the Corps in March 2014, he was hired by Fathead, LLC. and created collaborative video spots with Warner Bros Pictures in support of the Harry Potter brand and a Father's Day veterans feature in conjunction with Operation Homefront. After being accepted into the University of Texas at Austin's MFA program in August 2015, DeFour completed his first festival-circuit short films, "MATCH: A Tinder Tale," "Baby Girl," and "10 Minutes To Show." His fourth film, "Plunge," was completed in December 2017.
We recently chatted with Joshua about his newest film, the docudrama " The 11th Order."

Chicken & Egg Pictures
Open Call for the Accelerator Lab
Applications for the 2019 Accelerator Lab are now open. The application deadline for the 2019 Accelerator Lab is Monday, June 25, 2018, at 3:00 PM EDT. Learn how to apply below Overview
The Accelerator Lab is focused on identifying and supporting women* nonfiction directors working on their first or second feature-length documentary. This program brings together ten projects helmed by first- or second-time directors, with a special focus on underrepresented voices.
In this year-long program, ten projects will receive:
  • a $35,000 in grant funding for the production of their feature-length film;
  • monthly mentorship with members of Chicken & Egg Pictures' senior creative team;
  • three creative retreats focused on career sustainability and creative development;
  • industry meetings and funder connections; and
  • peer support from the Accelerator Lab cohort.

Got news?  We'd love to hear it!
This is a great place for FC members to let others know about upcoming screenings, fundraising events or other tidbits about your project.  Please send all information along to outreach@filmmakerscollab.org and we'll spread the word.
As a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, Filmmakers Collaborative (FC) has provided an array of resources and fiscal sponsorship for the independent filmmaking community for the past 30 years. We are proud that we have served as the fiscal sponsor for hundreds of films, including numerous award-winners, at a cost that remains among the lowest in the country. 
Please support Filmmakers Collaborative with your tax-deductible contribution today! 


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