What's Inside

  • Documentary Budgeting Masterclass

  • Documentary Budget Template Pack

  • 2018 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 ($149) - 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 ($67) - A pack of two budget templates in Excel format, one simple and one detailed. Includes 44-minutes of video tutorials.

  • 2018 DOCUMENTARY GOING RATES HANDBOOK ($67) - An up-to-date document with 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 the line items that you'll actually need.    

  • DOCUMENTARY BUDGET SAMPLE PACK ($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 (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

Get All Five Courses at a 40% Discount

The Ultimate Documentary Budgeting System

About The Instructor

  • Jilann Spitzmiller

    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 co-directed, produced and edited HOMELAND which aired on National PBS. Jilann’s most recent feature documentary, STILL DREAMING, released on PBS in April 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. Hire 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."

"Solid and Dependable"

by Leigh Anne Lindsey

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

"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."

"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."

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Get the full budgeting pack including templates, going rates handbook, budgeting samples and masterclass.

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Want an even better deal?

In addition to the budgeting system, get the Documentary Proposal Template Pack ($67) and Documentary Fundraising Course ($149) for just $28 extra.