5-Page (Excel) Documentary Budget Template ($50K+ projects)
1-Page (Excel) Documentary Budget Template ($0-$50K projects)
Budget Samples Pack ($20k, $300k, $545k)
2019 Going Rates Handbook
Documentary Budgeting Masterclass
The Documentary Budget Template Pack includes everything you need to create accurate and professional budgets that WIN funding.
Created by award-winning documentary filmmaker Jilann Spitzmiller.
Jilann and film partner Hank Rogerson have been awarded more than $1-million in funding for their documentary projects using these exact templates.
In addition, Jilann is a grant funding judge analyzing hundreds of documentary proposals/budgets and she KNOWS what funders are looking for in a budget.
DETAILED DOCUMENTARY BUDGET TEMPLATE ($50k+ projects) - A 5-page budget template in Excel format for budgets $50,000 and more. Includes step-by-step video tutorials.
SIMPLE DOCUMENTARY BUDGET TEMPLATE ($0-$50K projects) - A 1-page budget template for smaller projects with budgets less than $50,000.
2019 DOCUMENTARY GOING RATES HANDBOOK - Includes current price ranges and considerations for just about every line item you can think of, including crew rates, gear and insurance costs.
DOCUMENTARY BUDGET SAMPLE PACK - Three real-world documentary sample budgets ranging from $20K to $545K. A fantastic resource to use as a reference guide for your own budget.
- DOCUMENTARY BUDGETING MASTERCLASS - This in-depth video tutorial gives you an A to Z lesson on how to budget professionally and accurately. Jilann gives you all of her hard-won budgeting knowledge to help you through every step of the budgeting process.
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Jilann Spitzmiller is an award-winning documentary filmmaker whose work has appeared on the BBC, Sundance Channel, Starz/Encore, Aljazeera, PBS, Canal+ and many other channels worldwide. Spitzmiller is a 3-time recipient of ITVS funding and has twice received Sundance Institute funding. She has been a Sundance Institute fellow and a mentor at NALIP's Producer's Lab, as well as a guest panelist and teacher at many festivals and workshops. Her work has won more than 20 awards and has been shown around the globe. Her documentary SHAKESPEARE BEHIND BARS premiered in competition at the Sundance Film Festival and has become a cult classic. She co-directed, produced and edited HOMELAND which aired on National PBS. Jilann’s feature documentary, STILL DREAMING, released on PBS in April 2018. And her latest documentary project MEOW WOLF: ORIGIN STORY released to 600 theaters in November 2018. She co-founded DocuMentors and is deeply committed to helping filmmakers world-wide have the most impact that they can by telling their best story possible. Work with Jilann.