For the last seven years, Sundance Institute and WIF have been working together to address the most challenging obstacles facing women filmmakers at structural and project-based levels. Accessing capital remains elusive even for seasoned creators, and our research has shown that women continue to deal with particular gendered biases that make it harder to secure financing.
The annual WIF and Sundance Institute Financing Intensive is designed to help women-helmed filmmaking teams—fiction and documentary—advance a front-burner project to the next stage of financing success. Over two days, filmmaking teams participate in the following events: small group workshops focused on both pitching and financing strategy, an evening panel with financing experts, and one-on-one meetings with potential financiers and partners.
The goal of this Intensive is for filmmakers who are actively seeking financing to walk away with stronger presentations as well as actionable, strategic steps to advance their projects to the next stage, and a chance to meet with potential partners.
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