How to Fund your Film

Structure your film as a business, investors want to know how much the film will cost to operate and what the return on investment will be.
Pitch your Film Business Plan to Investors

To obtain funding from film grants, private investors, sponsors, or a film studio, you must demonstrate the worth of your film.

Film Business Plan Template

The film business plan is a template, a step-by-step guide for structuring your film as a business and presenting it to investors.

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The Film Business Plan's goal is to define:

  • What is your film about
  • Who is behind the film
  • What is your film hook or USP (Unique Selling Point)
  • Who is going to watch your film
  • How big is the audience and where you going to find them
  • How much is the film going to cost
  • Where is the money coming from
  • How much can investors expect in return

Film Business Plan Example

A 'pitch deck,' as it is also known, simply download the template which includes a detailed explanation and examples, and you will have a professional business plan to impress investors. 

Our film business plan template is ready; simply replace the text with your information, save as a pdf, and send to investors.

What is included in this Film Business Plan?

  • Confidentiality Agreement: Note what is contained in your document is Private and Confidential
  • Executive Summary: Overview of the project, abbreviated budget, capital required
  • Key Team: Present the Team behind your project
  • Film Treatment: Introduce your Characters and layout the screenplay structure
  • The Audience: Who is the Target Audience, Potential Size and Current Audience
  • Production Plan: Estimated time frame for Completion of Financing, Date of Production and Post Production, Acceptance into Film Festivals, etc
  • Distribution Strategy
  • Finance Plan: Budget Top Sheet, Tax Credits and Rebates
  • Film Proposal: A 1-page summary (top sheet) to attract key cast and crew, present to festivals, etc
  • Film Income Projections: Convince Investors with a projected return
  • Audience Calculator: Estimate how much money you can earn from your social following
  • Film Budgets: Extensive Film Budget, Research and Development Budget and Budget by Percentages

How to write a Film Business Plan

  1. Just download the film business plan that includes all the above files to your computer.
  2. The files will automatically open in Word .docx and Excel formats.
  3. Edit the prepared text and make it your own for all your upcoming projects.

It's easy, your film and future projects will be a breeze!

Download your Film Business Plan