What's Inside

  • Documentary Budgeting Masterclass

  • Documentary Budget Template Pack

  • 2020 Going Rates Handbook

  • Documentary Budget Samples Pack (20K - $545)

  • Documentary Budget Cash Flow Worksheet


The Ultimate Documentary Budgeting System includes everything you need to create accurate and professional budgets that WIN funding.

Each item can be purchased individually or as a discounted bundle (best value).

Created by award-winning documentary filmmaker Jilann Spitzmiller.

Jilann has been awarded more than $1-million in funding for her documentary projects using these exact templates and knowledge provided to you in this bundle of courses and templates.

What You Get

  • DOCUMENTARY BUDGETING MASTERCLASS (Sold for: $97)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.

  • DOCUMENTARY BUDGET TEMPLATE PACK (Sold for: $67) - A pack of two budget templates in Excel format, one simple and one detailed. Includes 44-minutes of video tutorials.

  • 2020 DOCUMENTARY GOING RATES HANDBOOK (Sold for: $67) - Includs current price ranges and considerations for just about every line item you can think of, and will help you create a more accurate budget. It's a must-have resource that will save you tons of time researching costs and trying to figure out each line item.    

  • DOCUMENTARY BUDGET SAMPLE PACK (Sold for: $67) - 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 BUDGET CASH FLOW WORKSHEET (Free Bonus) - This handy worksheet is a simple but powerful budgeting tool that helps you determine your cash flow needs throughout the course of your project

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The Ultimate Documentary Budgeting System

About The Instructor

Documentary Producer-Director

Jilann Spitzmiller

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 is co-founder of 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.

"Such a time-saver!"

by Anita Sugimura

"I absolutely love the budgeting package!!!! Sometimes we do not realize we need something until it drops in our lap. Such a time-saver!"

"Concise, to the point"

by Stephen Thomas King

"Jilann's explanations were concise, to the point and interesting. Her experience with film budgets is very helpful in understanding the various intricacies of the whole process of putting together a documentary package for investors."

"Worthy Purchase"

by Manola Carter/Pirsig’s Journey Documentary

"The Master Budgeting Class is a worthy purchase that's very economical because all the years of experience that Jilann earned from her own school of hard knocks are avoided by us newbies. Awesome class. It was easy to follow and very informative.

I really appreciate how the The 'Going Rates Table' line #'s coincide with Jilann's budget template. Thank you!!! Plus, I also liked Jilann's steady, clear, precise and rich voiceover. Thank goodness because fundraising is the whoa!!! part of taking on our own challenging/adventure."

"Every step is well explained"

by Daniela Apostoaei

"Thank you for your course about budgeting. It is so useful for me and every step is well explained. Congratulations for the wonderful work you have done. I appreciate your patience and love to help those that need these advises."

"Loved it!"

by Morgan Delaney

"Couldn't be happier with the product. It really helped me out at the perfect time. I liked the way Jilann explained everything. Very straightforward, logical and practical. Loved it!"

"Solid and Dependable"

by Leigh Anne Lindsey

"The way Jilann presents herself and the information she shares, she's very solid and dependable."

"Effective overview"

by Duncan Sill

"Effective overview of budgeting process with relevant points of references. Having budget template and rate as guidelines saves time and efforts tremendously. Believe budgeting is a required ability and this course helps to solidify foundation knowledge. Thank you."

"Very grateful"

by Maria Doctor

"I liked Jillann's soothing voice, organized slides, helpful tips, detailed schedules (which complement the budget planning) and much more. Very grateful for this resource & will be sure to recommend it to others."