Funding Independent Films: †Alternate Funding Concepts from Crowdfunding to Internet Distribution and everything in between.
A conversation with veteran fundraiser, producer, author and filmmaker Carole Dean, president of the Roy W. Dean Grant Foundation and From the Heart Productions
Whether you work in film, TV or new media, Carole Dean speaks in clear, entertaining language about funding strategies that include converging technologies, crowd-funding and Trans-media approaches to the business of funding independent films.
She is the author of the bestselling guide to the business of film, the Art of Film Funding. From the Heart has given close to $2,000,000 in over 25 grants. Carole has helped these filmmakers to pursue their dreams from original donation of raw stock, lights and camera to the current New York Film, LA Film and LA Video grants valued at over $30,000.00 each. In 2005 From the Heart began working for filmmakers as a Fiscal Sponsor using the 501 C (3) not for profit issued in 1992. Currently they have close to 100 films they sponsor.
Sunday: part 1
No more stupid girls in movies! A conversation about a local film with an important story.
Join us for coffee and conversation at the Golden Bough Theater on Sunday morning to help get an important local film into production:† JANE, a narrative feature film slated to begin shooting in Monterey and Carmel next summer. JANE follows an exceptional 15- year-old girl on a healing journey after a high profile sexual assault. JANE gives its audience a chance to root for a young girl who goes through an unfortunately common traumatic event and finds her way back to “standing even.” As our poster says, “There is a spark in each of us that nothing can destroy.”
Come see our SIZZLE REEL, meet our cast and crew, and help find funding to make a movie about smart teenagers.
Sunday: part 2
Discovering Agent Taylor, One Last Dance, Next Chapter, It’s A Process, Love Letter, and A Long Shot!
The young independent film artist community of Monterey Bay, HARA Motion Picture Conservatory, in association with Left Coast Entertainment and Access Monterey Peninsula, are screening 5 original short narrative films and one 38-minute featurette.†
Since the beginning of the year, professional artists have mentored local high school students in HARA training classes for acting, directing, writing, producing, and all behind-the-scenes crew positions through hands-on experience making the films. Each short film focuses on dramatic plots with a surprise twist at the end; as many shorts must have to compete in film festivals. The featurette, A LONG SHOT, was specifically written and produced by these locals as an inspirational piece for cinema-goers of this film festival.
A Long Shot is an original ensemble mind-bending thriller/comedy about high school students on a college tour in search of a bright future when they unexpectedly get trapped in a TV studio and are forced to question the truth of their identity and values.
Discovering Agent Taylor is a fun adventure-drama about a girl, Carly, who must learn to accept herself and find her inner power when she is thrown into one of her craziest dreams.
One Last Danceis a narrative drama about a young ballet dancer who experiences the loss of his legs and his one love. He must learn that love, like life, doesnít have to die completely.
Next Chapter is a unique split-screen drama of past and present, about a girl who finds empowerment in herself after leaving an abusive relationship.
Itís A Process is a narrative drama about a young high school girl, Mari, who must accept the death of a friend in order to find acceptance of herself.
Love Letter is a narrative drama about two friends who drift apart, and only lifeís greatest lesson, told through a letter, will bring them closer than ever.