Join us for this in-person workshop at NOVAC on Wednesday January 11th from 6-9 PM

  • The documentary funding landscape, including realistic budget numbers, pathways to funding and options to be wary of

  • The core documentary app for grant funding

  • Labs, fellowship programs and pitches

  • Fundraising materials: treatments, sizzles, decks

  • Key concepts in funding - hard vs soft money, equity, donations, fiscal sponsorship, rights, co-productions

  • Responsible fundraising and donor relationships, crediting and follow up


Documentary Instructor

Darcy McKinnon

Darcy McKinnon is a documentary filmmaker based in New Orleans, whose recent work includes Look at Me! XXXTENTACION (dir. Sabaah Folayan, 2022) and The Neutral Ground (dir. CJ Hunt, 2021). She’s currently in production on Nailah Jefferson’s Commuted, Katie Mathews’ Roleplay, and Jason Fitzroy Jeffers’ The First Plantation among others. Her work has been on POV, LPB and Cinemax and Hulu, and has screened at Tribeca and SXSW among others. Darcy is an alum of the Impact Partners Producing Fellowship, the Sundance Institute Creative Producing Fellowship, and one of Filmmaker Magazine’s 2020 25 new faces in independent film.

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NOVAC members get a discount on all Indie Filmmaker Courses.