SDI Coffee Morning – Funding applications with Lynn Nwokorie

Join freelance consultant Lynn Nwokorie as she offers advice on applying for film grants.

About this Event

This week we will be in conversation with freelance editorial and programming consultant, Lynn Nwokorie, who will offer advice on how best to apply for film grants.

About Lynn

Starting out in production for feature film, commercials and museum projects in both the US and UK, Lynn has since worked across exhibition and distribution for various national festivals and organisations including the BFI London Film Festival, Sheffield Doc/Fest, the British Film Institute and the Independent Cinema Office.

For three years at Doc Society, Lynn focused on cultivating socially impactful documentary filmmaking at the London and New York-based Doc Society Foundation. Formerly Fund Officer for the BFI Doc Society Fund – the UK’s national fund documentary filmmaking – Lynn now focuses on developing and supporting filmmakers and content creators globally (Doc Society, London Film Festival, Sundance and IFP to name a few) as well as continuing programming for festivals and special events.

Event format

Following Lynn’s talk there will be a Q&A with a chance for questions from attendees.

Following the public event, attendees have the option to enter into Breakout Rooms for informal networking, with a maximum of six people per room.

We plan to dedicate one Breakout Room for a discussion with Lynn restricted to six attendees on a first come, first served basis. If you’d like to ask questions in this more informal setting, please email [email protected] with brief details of what you’d like to discuss and we’ll organise this during the event.

  • 10am – welcome and housekeeping
  • 10.05 – 10.30 – Presentation from Lynn Nwokorie
  • 10.30 – 10.50 – Q&A
  • 10.50 – 11.30 – breakout rooms

PLEASE NOTE: The main presentation and Q&A will be recorded for distribution on Facebook/YouTube and as a podcast. Please feel free to remove your photo/video from the event and save any questions for the breakout rooms, which will not be recorded.

Once you’ve registered your interest here we’ll send you an invitation with a link to the Zoom meeting.

You might want to download Zoom for free to your smartphone, tablet or computer in advance of the meeting.


21 April 2020, 10.00AM - 01.00PM