How to Fund Your Film

How to Fund Your Film

Here are the steps to get film funding from film investors. I will show you how to structure your project to get it ready for film finance from grants and investment companies.

First you need to decide if your idea is a viable project. Remember making a film is a business, you need to be able to get more income from your film than what you are going to spend on it in money and time.

1. Start Development with a Film Proposal

Get Key Crew and Cast On Board

The Film Proposal is the initial step to see how your film is going to play. It sets out the basic structure to visualize your project on paper and most importantly, get experienced crew and talent interested in your film.

Included in the Film Proposal Package:

Your download will include all the files to easily put together a professional film proposal

  • Develop your Concept
  • Visualize your Film
  • Get key Crew and Cast involved

Download the Film Proposal Template


2. Present Your Film Business Plan to Investors

Package your Film as a Business

Now we going to find out how much your film is going to cost to make. You need to present a Film Business Plan to your investors so that they can see how much is needed for development, pre-production, your shoot, post production and distribution.

Included in the Film Business Plan Package:

Your download will include all the files to easily put together a professional film business plan

  • Calculate your Budget
  • Prepare your Shooting Schedule
  • Work out your Marketing and Distribution Plan

Download the Film Business Plan


3. Convince Investors with Film Revenue Projections

Prove you can Make a Return on Investment

Here comes the most important part. You need to be able to prove that your film is going to make a return on the investment. Film Revenue Projections is research on similar films with the same budget so that you can get a low and high estimate on how the films did at the box office.

Included in the Film Revenues Package:

Your download will include all the files to easily put together the film revenue predictions

  • Prove the Potential Income
  • Calculate Return on Investment
  • Get Distribution

Download the Full Film Income Projections package


Testimonials

As a creative producer, I’ve always struggled to get the business proposal correct for the money folk. Your guide has simplified that task for me, and I will use as a template for all my film projects going forward. James Creative Director / Producer from London

As a new filmmaker I have to say there is a lot of valuable information in the Film Business Plan. I am eager to put to use as we continue on our journey. I shared with our DP and he thought it was fantastic. Alex Photographer from Washington DC

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