It´s the most wonderful time of the year! We´re getting ready to present a lot of proposals for our project “Slum Girl Soccer” a feature length documentary about a girls soccer team in one of the largest shantytowns in Buenos Aires. While we wrapped our first leg of filming last year, we have continued to go back to film with the girls on a variety of occasions. They are very excited about the project and loved the short film that we made that talks about the program itself. Now, we want to go deeper into the issues that these girls face. Some things are improving for them: the team is growing and during a game with a team from Fuerte Apache, a lot of neighbors came out to watch and cheer the girls on.
So what´s in a documentary project proposal? It depends on where you will present it, but they are normally at least 20 pages long and include: treatment (kind of like a summary of the script), background information, aesthetic proposal, filmographies and budget. All of it is a lot of work, but it will be worth it to get the funds we need to tell this fascinating story.