Old School Fundraising/New School Technology (CROWDFUNDING) SEMINAR
US Navy Memorial Heritage Center
Washington , DC
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Old School Fundraising/New School Technology (CROWDFUNDING) SEMINAR
A DC Independent Film Festival SEMINAR:

What can we learn from the traditional world of grant writing in the era of crowdfunding? Why do some crowd funding campaigns succeed while other fail? How can one succeed with Federal grants? What are the best practices in both realms? And, how can you leverage both funding avenues to realize your independent film?  Award-winning writer/producer and successful proposal writer, Anna Reid Jhirad joins crowdfunding expert and documentary filmmaker, Kiley Kraskouskas for a candid and information-rich seminar that will offer effective strategies to improve your fundraising strategy in the most challenging environments-independent filmmaking.

Speakers: Anna Reid Jhirad and Kiley Kraskouskas

Kiley Kraskouskas is an award-winning producer and co-founder and president of Thinking Forward Media with a passion for independent media.  Before launching Thinking Forward Media she worked as a producer and business developer for two top Virginia film companies, Rock Creek Productions of Reston, and Cortina Productions of McLean.  She then served as producer and the principal fundraiser for the independent feature documentary, Essakane Film, which received a National Endowment for the Arts grant for completion and outreach in 2012.

Anna Reid Jhirad, founder of Marigold Productions, LLC, is a nationally recognized film artist and writer whose programs have won major awards, among them an Academy Award Nomination, Emmys, Cine Golden Eagle, Jade Award for Excellence in Writing, Best Environmental Film, and others.
Ms. Jhirad has long been a writer and producer of documentary films for primetime national television, theatrical release, museums, educational markets, IMAX films, and international media markets. Her programs cover the gamut of fields in history, biography, science, medicine, art, environmental issues, and literature.  She has worked with WGBH, WNET, WQED, WETA, MPT, National Geographic, NBC, the BBC, IMAX Media, and major American and international film producers. Recently, she moved into producing, directing, and writing her own films, working with production teams in Washington, DC, New York, and Boston.


US Navy Memorial Heritage Center (View)
701 Pennsylvania Ave., NW
Washington , DC 20004
United States


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Film > Festivals

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Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!


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