Free Film Proposal Template

You have this burning story to tell, so let’s make it into a movie. First what you need is to put the idea into a film proposal format that you can present for funding. Let’s begin ..


What is the Name of your Film?


Tell your story in 30 seconds, it's also called an elevator pitch. A short Logline is what you say when a possible funder or investor asks you what is your film about?


The synopsis is 1 paragraph of telling the story without giving away the ending. Keep the reader wanting more. Click here to view examples


Give a detailed description of each of your characters, their age and how the fit into the story. Hero, protagonist, etc


How many locations do you have in your story? Keep in mind the more places you shoot the more expensive your film becomes.


How many pages do you have in your script? Industry standard is 1 page per minute of your film.


Depending on your budget you can work out department expenses as follows: Production : 20% Camera: 30% Etc


There are several ways to raise funding ie from your friends and family, film grants, product placement, tax rebates and of course pre sales to distribution.


James from London

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

Matthew from Los Angeles

Your film proposal was extremely helpful, it gave me the skeleton I needed to move forward and conceptualize my film idea. Thanks so much! For a young filmmaker like myself, tools like this are invaluable! Matthew Actor, Director from Los Angeles

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