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Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Grants

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Filmmakers face challenges when raising money for a project. This panel will explore different aspects of the film grants world. Expert panelists from Cinereach, San Francisco Film Society, Chicken and Egg and more will share tips on making a grant application successful. They'll provide insight on what their specific organizations look for in proposals and also discuss realistic approaches to getting funded. If you're thinking about approaching any funder for a grant for a film project, this panel will help prep you in the process.



Dianne Debicella Program Dir, Fiscal Sponsorship Fractured Atlas

Dianne Debicella is Fractured Atlas's Program Director for Fiscal Sponsorship. Dianne helps over 2,500 sponsored artists and emerging organizations, representing all artistic disciplines, find funding and
other resources to support their work. Since starting at Fractured Atlas
in 2006, she has grown the fiscal sponsorship program into the largest
multi-discipline arts fiscal sponsorship program in the country. She received her B.F.A. in
photography from Massachusetts College of Art and an M.P.S. from Pratt
Institute's Arts Management program.

Ellen Spiro Dir/Cinematographer Spiro Films

Judith Helfand Dir of Strategic & Creative Dev Chicken & Egg Pictures

Leah Giblin Grants Assoc Cinereach

Leah Giblin is the Grants Associate at Cinereach, a not-for-profit film production company and foundation that champions vital stories, artfully told. Her previous experience includes working with artist programs at Tribeca Film Institute, administering the Rockefeller Foundation’s Media Arts Fellowships, and assisting the Tribeca Film Festival’s programming team. She is a graduate of the University of Texas in Austin.

Tamara Horowitz Grants & Residencies Coord San Francisco Film Society

After graduation from the Maurice Kanbar Institute of Film and Television at the Tisch School of the Arts at NYU, Tamara Badgley Horowitz moved to Los Angeles where she worked in production on countless commercials, feature films and music videos. After nearly a decade in Europe—where she owned her own catering business in Paris and worked on documentary films in Germany (Berlin and Munich)—Badgley Horowitz relocated back to San Francisco to produce the feature film Juko’s Time Machine in the summer of 2009. Juko's Time Machine recently premiered at the Los Angeles Comedy Fest and Sf Indie Fest to name a few. Badgley Horowitz then went on to work with Oscar-nominated director Mark Kitchell on his comprehensive film about the history of the environmental movement, A Fierce Green Fire, which premiered at Sundance 2012. She is thrilled to be part of the Filmmaker360 team at the Film Society.
The SFFS grants program will provide more than 3 million dollars in funding to incubate and support innovative and exceptional films from 2009 through 2013. Film supported include Circumstance, Beasts of the Southern Wild, Match+, Teenage Wasteland and Cutie and the Boxer. Tamara works with hundreds of filmmakers nationwide through the Grants and residencies program helping them to get their films funded, made and seen.

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