Make Your Film With OPM (Other People’s Money)!

  • 720 mins

Make Your Film With OPM (Other People’s Money)!


This virtual workshop lasts 2 weeks (3 hours per class with a 30-minute break).

November 30th & December 7th, 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM




Filmmaking is an art AND a business!  Among independent filmmakers, funding and distribution for films is one of the most important yet least understood aspects of the industry.

This workshop will teach you the basic principles of funding and distribution of a film.  We will assess where you are in your career and how it affects your potential funding and distribution sources.  It will also provide a clear and detailed strategy for building projects that are marketable, and explore the various paths to successfully funding and distributing your films. Special guest instructors will share real world examples and tips and tricks to set you up for success.


Every participant in the class gets a $15 gift card to Nelson Photo Supplies, provided by our generous sponsor! Gift cards can be redeemed in-store only.


Advanced but also open to intermediate level filmmakers interested in planning for a successful career


  • Cost: $75 plus $1 processing fee.
  • Ages: 14 and up
  • LOCATION: Online Via Zoom (the link will be sent prior to the workshop dates).


Jodi Cilley is a long-time filmmaker, entrepreneur, and educator. She has been teaching video production since 2004 and has taught video and editing at San Diego City College, UC San Diego Extension Digital Arts Center, Platt College, and the Media Arts Center San Diego. She has produced over a hundred projects including web series, short films, TV specials, documentaries, and commercial projects, and recently produced Film Indiego, a 6-Part TV Series for KPBS.


Dates & Times

November 30, 2021
6:00 pm