BFI NETWORK LIVE: Film Fun-Raising Workshop - Approaching local councils for funding + Q&A

Join us for a conversation as The Ace Effect Team speaks to Chetna Kapacee about how to apply for funding from your local council

5 November 2020

Over 4 days from 10 to 13 November (Tuesday to Friday) join us over lunch where we'll be bringing you the latest in our BFI NETWORK Live webinar series. Producer Natalie Chan and other guests will be chatting to you about the ins and outs of fundraising for your short film. This is particularly focused on applying to different smaller grant schemes as well as chatting to people on the other side of the table, for filmmakers and artists to understand how to begin a relationship and potential ways to make your own work without breaking the bank.

On Friday 13 November at 1PM (London), join us for this workshop as producer Natalie Chan and her team at The Ace Effect Ltd speaks to Chetna Kapacee, the Culture Project manager of Croydon Council, for a conversation about approaching your local council to apply for funding and making your funding applications stand out.

Natalie Chan is a producer and project manager and has worked across the UK and Hong Kong and with a background in theatre and cultural events. Her first short film as Producer, Judgement, producing on behalf of The Ace Effect Ltd, was funded by Croydon Council Youth Arts Fund. She is delivering this webinar series as part of the Film and TV Charity’s Community Grant and also an awardee of the Going Places Fund. For theatre, she produced Dumbledore Is So Gay which won an Off West End Commendation Award and VAULT Festival’s Origins Award. She trained as Resident Assistant Producer at Theatre503, worked as Box Office Deputy Manager for Pleasance Theatre and is now heads up the Fundraising and Operations team at Creative Youth Charity alongside freelance producing.

Chetna Kapacee is a Creative Producer with over 20 years’ experience working in the creative industries. In 2019 was appointed artistic director of Croydon Mela leading the first all-female creative team for a Mela in the UK. In July 2019, she joined Croydon Council and was part of the team that bid to be London Borough of Culture 2023. She has worked nationally and internationally producing tours including special one off events such as a fundraising concert for Help The Aged with one of Bollywood’s biggest stars at the Royal Albert Hall, raising over £100,000 for the charity. Artists she has managed have won/been nominated for numerous awards including BBC World Music Awards and MOBOs.

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This event is supported by the Film and TV Charity’s Community Grants.