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Business Model Canvas Tool for South African filmmakers at DFM

09 Feb 2016

Business Model Canvas Tool for South African filmmakers at DFM

The Documentary Filmmakers' Association in partnership with the Canadian Film Centre (CFC) Media Lab, and the Durban FilmMart are hosting two full day workshops on the powerful Business Model Canvas Tool for South African filmmakers. 

The one day intensive workshops take place over 17 – 20 June at the 2016 Durban FilmMart and tie into industry events at the FilmMart.

The Business Model Canvas is a powerful visual tool that helps filmmakers plan projects. The workshop team will lead you through a series of exercises to help you identify your specific business models and provide a blueprint for current and future projects.

Comments from participants at the 2015 Durban Filmmart

It simplified the business of filmmaking.

The tool was very easy to adapt and very focused.

It has made me think out of the box regarding my project.

Mind expanding.

The exercises allow you to realise alternative opportunities in your business model.

Great perspective into my project by other “attendees” and a good understanding afterwards of the BMC tool.

At the end of the workshop you will be able to identify the different elements of your business model and integrate them to enhance your work, your company, and the products you deliver. You will also be able to extract key points to be able to deliver a 30 second pitch to investors.

The organisers of the BMC and DFA are looking for 16 filmmakers with projects in development or production to attend the Business Model Canvas workshops. 

For details on criteria and application process please visit:

http://docfilmsa.com/business-model-canvas-workshop-application-form/     


Email queries to: projects@docfilmsa.com

Read more on the BMC: http://docfilmsa.com/projects/business-model-canvas/  

Application deadline: 25 February 2016 at 17h00

Participants will be notified via email by 28 March 2015

Please note all queries about this must be directed to the DFA at above email address and not the Durban FilmMart/ Durban Film Office.

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