Producing a Film
From concept to the screen. Get to know how a film gets made from the other side of the lens—through the producer’s lens.
This course will equip the participants with tips and tools to deal with financiers and at the same time protect their rights as filmmakers. It will also introduce the local filmmaking scene and other means of producing a film – international co-productions and applying for film grants.
By the end of the course, participants will learn that filmmaking doesn’t stop in film festivals screenings! Films have to be sold to be able to reach a wider audience, and to be able to make their next film.
The course will also include one-on-one consultation regarding their own project.
What will be covered
- Types of producers
- Creative management
- Hiring writers, directors, actors and crew
- Rights and ownership
- Local Festivals
- International Co-Productions
- Different Grants
- Kinds of grants
- What to include in your dossier
- Think of your reader/audience
- Director’s statement
- Business Plans, Recoupment Plans
- Budget and financing plan
- Case Study: short film showing and Q & A
- Film Festivals
- Film Markets
- Pitching Platforms
- Script Labs
- Sales & Distribution
- Sales Agent vs. Distributor
- Similarities and differences with producing fiction
- Grants and funding applicable to documentary
By the end of the workshop, participants are expected to be able to:
- Understand the financial aspect of filmmaking
- Analyze contracts with regards to ownership
- Prepare dossier for financiers/funding bodies
- Understand the differences of local film festivals
- Understand sales and distribution
- Know the similarities and differences of producing a documentary and fiction
Who should attend
- Graduates and students of Film, Mass Communication and related courses who need practical tips to complement their education.
- Members of the Production Industry wanting in-depth insight into film production and how to get funding for their film projects
- Aspiring producers, film investors and enterprising individuals who need to understand the financial aspect of production.
- Filmmakers who have done a few films but would like to learn more on how to earn from them.
This course is designed to be easily understood by novices. Film or video production management and business background is an advantage.
About the Instrutor
Armi Rae Cacanindin is one of the young film producers in the Philippines specializing in international co-productions under their production company, Cinematografica Films, which was founded in 2005 by leading Filipino independent producers and filmmakers Arleen Cuevas, Armi Rae Cacanindin and Raya Martin. It aims to craft innovative local stories with emerging and established voices, while also promoting fresh new way of seeing them at home and abroad.
She participated in Busan’s Asian Film Academy, Berlinale Talents and Talents Tokyo. She has also participated in the La Fabrique des Cinema du Monde 2016 in Cannes and Torino Film Lab 2017 for the project “Whether the Weather is Fine.” where they were given the Co-Production Award, and also at International Documentary Festival Amsterdam for the documentary project Aswang.
She graduated from the University of the Philippines Film Institute in 2005 with a degree in Film and Audio Visual Communication. After graduation, she started as script continuity supervisor and wardrobe supervisor and rose the ranks to production designer and assistant director and now to being a producer. And in a span of 12 years, she has worked for films that premiered at Cannes, Berlin, Busan, Locarno, Tribeca, Toronto, among others.
- to be announced
6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
PhP 4,950 (USD 95)
Includes materials and snacks.
Be sure to read the Registration Info before registering.