Business Model Canvas Workshop at Encounters

The Business Model Canvas (BMC) is an open source tool for creative content producers and has been used all over the world. It provides a single easy-to-use visual tool to map your business, production or project, assess viability and re-imagine your business model.

The workshop's participatory approach creates an empowering and interactive working environment that gives participants a tangible blueprint for current and future projects and how to increase their revenue.

It is the perfect tool for producers and production companies who need to frame their concepts within a solid business framework to develop and manage their business or project. It is also ideal for standalone projects, which is how it will be demonstrated in the workshops.

The one page, visual layout makes it easy for creative people, like filmmakers, to think out of the box, to understand how to plan for their individual projects and for businesses.


In July 2015 the Documentary Filmmakers' Association, supported by the National Film and Video Foundation (NFVF), the Gauteng Film Commission, and the Durban FilmMart, partnered with the the Canadian Film Centre Media Lab to train six South African producers as BMC trainers. During the very successful BMC Bootcamp at the 2015 Durban FilmMart David Max Brown, Fidel Namisi, Izette Mostert, Jane Thandi Lipman, Michael Lee, Nisha Naidoo and Tina-Louise Smith were trained to facilitate and demonstrate the tool and its uses.


This year we are offering an Introduction to the Business Model Canvas tool at the Encounters International Documentary Festival in Cape Town. If you would like to learn how to apply this dynamic tool to your film projects, please email DFA Treasurer by noon 30 May 2016.

Participants will be allocated a spot on a first come, first served basis.
There are 12 spots available for this workshop.

DATE: Friday, 3 June 2016
TIME: 13:00 - 16:00
VENUE: WESGRO, 18th Floor, South African Reserve Bank Building
60 St Georges Mall, Cape Town (Photo ID required to enter SARB)

R300 p/p
R200 for WGSA and SAGE members
R100 for DFA members

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