Are you a producer or filmmaker who is faced with the challenge of raising money for your next project? Are you unsure how your project or production company can make sense to investors? Are you a lecturer trying to expose students to the ins and outs of the business side of film? Or maybe business jargon gets you tongue-tied?
If any of the above applies to you, the Business Model Canvas Workshops are for you,
regardless of whether you're starting out with your first independent production, or a
seasoned producer with a trail of credits to your name.
COMMENTS FROM PARTICIPANTS AT THE 2015 DURBAN FILMMART
- It simplified the business of filmmaking.
- The tool was very easy to adapt and very focused.
- It has made me think out of the box regarding my project.
- Mind expanding.
- The exercises allow you to realise alternative opportunities in your business model.
- Great perspective into my project by other "attendancers" and a good understanding
afterwards of the BMC tool.
After the swift uptake of the canvas in 2015, the DFA continues on its mission to bring this
empowering tool to more South African producers. The easy-to-use visual tool helps you
map your project or your company in a language that makes sense to people who can give
you the financing you need.
The Documentary Filmmakers' Association in partnership with the Canadian Film Centre
(CFC) Media Lab, and the Durban FilmMart are hosting two full day workshops on the
powerful Business Model Canvas Tool for South African filmmakers.
The one day intensive workshops take place over 17 - 20 June at the 2016 Durban
FilmMart and tie into industry events at the FilmMart.
The Business Model Canvas is a powerful visual tool that helps filmmakers plan projects.
The workshop team will lead you through a series of exercises to help you identify your
specific business models and provide a blueprint for current and future projects.
At the end of the workshop you will be able to identify the different elements of your
business model and integrate them to enhance your work, your company, and the
products you deliver. You will also be able to extract key points to be able to deliver a 30
second pitch to investors.
We are looking for 16 filmmakers with projects
HOW TO APPLY
1. You are a South African citizen, have permanent residency status, or refugee status in
2. You have at least one credit as either Producer, Director, or Writer (doc, short, fiction).
3. Describe the project for which you are currently trying to work out the business model.
4. Briefly describe your business approach for your proposed project: finance plan,
resources, customers, distribution channels and potential revenue.
5. Provide your filmography, headshot and contact details.
6. You are able to cover your costs to attend the workshops at the Durban FilmMart.
NB! Only one member per organisation will be considered.
Please complete the online application form if you would like to participate:
Email queries to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Read more on the BMC: http://docfilmsa.com/projects/business-model-canvas/
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 25 FEBRUARY 2016 AT 17H00.
PARTICIPANTS WILL BE NOTIFIED BY 28 MARCH 2015.