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Meet the Funder: Catapult Film Fund
Wednesday, April 24, 2013
Lisa Kleiner Chanoff, co-founder of the Catapult Film Fund, is in town for the Tribeca Film Festival and she is coming to WMM to talk about the Fund. Join Lisa and have a glass of wine with us to inaugurate the first workshop in our new offices!
In the current landscape of funding, very few organizations are willing to give you money to help you get your documentary off the ground. Catapult, which was founded in 2010, is one of those few who believe in you before others do. They provide development funding to documentary filmmakers who have a compelling story to tell, have secured access to their story and are ready to shoot and edit a piece for production fundraising purposes. With two submission deadlines a year, their mission is to enable filmmakers to develop their film projects to the next level at a stage where funding is hard to find. Projects they have supported include The Genius of Marian which is premiering at Tribeca as well as ANITA: Speaking Truth to Power , and upcoming such upcoming films as THE E-TEAM by Katy Chevigny and Ross Kaufman and SIMPLE JUSTICE by Marian Lipschultz and Rose Rosenblatt. They have a great record of supporting women filmmakers so this is a great opportunity to meet a representative of a new and welcome addition to the documentary field! Seating is very limited so register early!
Lisa Kleiner Chanoff is an investor and philanthropist with a long history of involvement in education and the arts, as well as health and poverty issues. She assists several non-profits in an advisory capacity, and serves on the board of Working Films.
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Women Make Movies
Women Make Movies is a multicultural, multiracial, non-profit media arts organization which facilitates the production, promotion, distribution, and exhibition of independent films and videotapes by and about women.