Application for Fiscal Sponsorship
Note: In an attempt to better align with other similar opportunities, many sections of this application are compliant with IDA's
Documentary Core Application
You must become a BAVC member
at any level
by the in order to be applicable for Fiscal Sponsorship. Yo
u can chose to pay at the $10, $40, $120, or $240 level according to your needs and means.
Applicants who do not have an active BAVC membership
and have not
to have the membership requirement waived due to financial hardship, will be disqualified.
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1. Applicant Information
Name and Contact Information
Current Street Address
Ex: 2727 Mariposa St.
City or Town
ex: San Francisco
District of Columbia
Northern Marianas Islands
2. Project Description
a. Project Title -
Title or Working Title of your project.
b. Logline -
Provide a brief, catchy summary of your story.
b. Media Format -
e.g. short film, podcast series
b. Story Summary / Synopsis -
Give an overview of your story and,
introduce the main characters and potential plot points. Describe the anticipated structure and narrative trajectory. Discuss your access to the story and characters. If you project does not follow a traditional narrative structure please describe the elements that will make up your project and your intention in creating it – what are you making and why?
c. Topic Summary -
Detail the topics, issues themes, challenges, stakes, or questions that your project will cover.
Things to consider: Why are you the best person to make a film about this? What is your connection to this subject? What is the cultural relevance and context for the topic? Why this project is relevant, timely, and important?
d. Artistic Approach -
How are you going to tell this story? Describe your creative vision for the finished project - its visual look and feel. Explain your intended use of cinematic language or any particular artistic approach that informs the storytelling.
, mention any creative elements and assets, interactive elements, new technologies or non-traditional mediums that you intend to utilize. Explain how these elements will enhance the experience and interaction between viewers and the world of the story.
e. Project Stage and Timeline -
Explain the current status of the project. Outline the projected production timeline from the project's current state to the anticipated completion date. Your timeline should cover both the creative and production processes and should detail major project activities, production schedules, and anticipated post-production and release dates. If you have applied to this program previously, please share how your project has progressed since the last time you applied.
3. Audience and Distribution
Distribution, Marketing, Audience, & Impact Strategies -
Characterize the intended distribution life for your project. Who is your intended audience? What are your hopes for festival, theatrical, community screenings, and/or broadcast? Will there be an impact campaign and what might that look like?
4. Key Creative Personnel
a. Bios of Key Creative Personnel
Provide brief biographies for the director(s), and if attached, the producer(s), cinematographer, and/or editor. Include notable credits and/or major recognition or award information. For each key creative team member, include information about relevant expertise and the individual's role in the project. Bullet list names and titles of any attached advisors and/or consultants.
5. Fundraising Strategy and Project Budget
a. Fundraising Strategy
Describe the strategy for raising the additional funds necessary to complete the project. Be specific.
b. Funding to Date
Provide a .pdf file (named "LastName_FirstName_Funding.pdf") which lists all sources and amounts raised to date. Distinguish between potential sources of funding and secured amounts. List the status of other sources of funding currently under consideration, whether to be applied for or pending.
c. Comprehensive Line Item Expense Budget
Please provide a .pdf file
which breaks down your project's projected expenses, from development through release, in U.S. dollars, including a budget total. Provide budget notes for any areas that may be viewed as out of the ordinary or which requires further explanation.
6. Work Sample
Provide a link to an online work sample for the project you're applying with. Use a Vimeo, Blip, YouTube, or any other URL that allows for instant streaming, and include the password or other login information, if necessary, in the field below.
a. Work Sample URL
URL for the work sample. Do not include any other text or spaces here, and use the full URL starting with http://.
b. Additional Login Information -
Give instructions or a password, if necessary.
c. Media Sample Description -
Describe the sample you are submitting for consideration. What should reviewers be looking for in your sample? Explain what is present or absent in the sample, and how it will differ as a finished film. How is it representative of the intended story, style, subject or another aspect of the project? If you submitted a rough cut, what changes or additional material are planned?
7. Supplemental Information
Is there anything else you would like to add?