Money Talks: Successful Crowdfunding Strategies Panel
Sunday, March 9, 2014 from 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM (CDT)
San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Chicago Filmmakers Presents a FREE workshop on Successful Crowdfunding Strategies
Let's get down to the basics: you can't make your movie/project/dreams come true if you don't have any money. This panel will discuss successful crowdfunding strategies - how to organize your fundraising schedule, meet your kickstarter and indiegogo goals, increase your general donor base, not go crazy issuing prizes, and more. There will be some moderated discussion and a lot of discussion with the audience.
Our Panel Includes:
- Tim Horsburgh // raised $153,000 for the documentary LIFE ITSELF
- Micah Philbrook // raised $33,000 for the Indie Comedy film TIM & MICAH
- Xan Aranda // raised $26,000 for the documentary MORMON MOVIE
- Christian Girdelli // raised $19,000 for the Indie film ORIGINS OF WIT AND HUMOR
- Grace McPhillips // raised $37,684 for THE OTHER ONE (ongoing campaign)
- Lily Emerson // raised $35,000 for ADVENTURE SANDWICH television pilot
- Scott Foley // raised $26,000 for the indie feature JESSICA
Time at the end of the event will be set aside to talk about the 2014 CDMPF grant and answer questions pertaining to applications.
Sunday, March 9 // 11AM – 2PM
FREE Admission made possible by the Voqal Foundation
Click here for more information on the 2014 Chicago Digital Media Production Fund Grant Opportunity, a project of the Voqal Fund administered by Chicago Filmmakers
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Chicago Filmmakers is a 40 year-old media arts organization that fosters the creation, appreciation and understanding of film and video as media for artistic and personal expression, as well as media of important social and community impact. Our mission is to provide an opportunity for artists to make films outside the mainstream marketplace, to distribute and exhibit this work, as well as to build audiences and to increase media attention for it. Recognizing the impact of mass media in contemporary society, it is additionally our goal to provide culturally diverse audiences with alternative images to those reflected in mainstream media and to broaden access to media education to include those typically left out of the process.