Cleveland International Film Festival } March 22 – April 1, 2023 } Playhouse Square

Pre-Production and Funding Essentials

Year: 2016
Run Time: 90 minutes

All panels are free and open to the public.


Which concepts make the transition from idea to production? What are the steps along the way? The range of activities necessary to take a film from conception to production will be explored in this panel, including the initial development of the project, the writing process for fictional works and documentaries, the logistics of casting, crew, locations, and scheduling, and the many additional planning steps necessary before shooting begins. Funding options will be considered, including crowdfunding, deferrals, product placement, pre-sales, tax incentives, various investor models, grants, and the traditional studio route.

CIFF40 Screenings

Cleveland State University, MU 107

Saturday, April 09, 2016 at 10:00 AM

Film Sponsor

Cleveland State University

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