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Successfully Funding Your Documentary w/ Jennifer Steinman

Our Wednesday One program series serves as the foundation of the WIFV programming calendar. Held each year at various locations, these events are open to guests and potential members. Upcoming events are always posted in the calendar section of

Join award-winning filmmaker Jennifer Steinman for an in-depth case study on successfully funding your documentary.  Jennifer will talk through the lessons she learned making her first film, Motherland and how she applied those insights in the making of Desert Runners, which has since won awards at the Hamptons International Film Festival, Edinburgh Film Festival and the Vancouver Film Festival. This discussion will be moderated by Erin Essenmacher. 

About Jennifer Steinman:
Co-Founder of the film production company SMUSH MEDIA, Jennifer Steinman has over 18 years of experience in television and filmmaking. She began her career as a staff Editor at CBS, both in New York and San Francisco. Her work has aired nationally on PBS, The Discovery Channel, National Geographic Channel, Sundance Channel, and many other television networks. Her films have been accepted into many major film festivals including SXSW, Rotterdam, and Sundance. Steinman won a Telly Award and has been nominated for an Emmy Award for Outstanding Achievement in Editing.
Most recently, Steinman directed, produced and edited the feature-length documentary film MOTHERLAND, which had its world premiere at the South by Southwest (SXSW) Film Festival, winning the prestigious Emerging Visions Audience Award. The film went on to win several other best-of-festival awards and was released by Vanguard Cinema.

*We will have light refreshments beginning at 6:30pm. The discussion will begin at 7:00pm. You can register in advance below.

WIFV Members: $15

Non-Members: $30

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  • Amy J.

    Filmmaker Jennifer Steinman was informative, engaging and inspiring. I enjoyed talking with other attendees - guests who were completely new to WIFV, recent WIFV members and others I have known for years. Great night!

    January 9, 2014

  • Women in Film & V.

    Straightforward, informative, engaging, and enlightening. What else could we ask for? Enjoyed the evening, the conversations and the questions, from the get-go. I learned a lot.

    January 9, 2014

  • audrey e.

    Too cold, I admit it...

    January 8, 2014

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