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Fund Your Next Project With eBay

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eBay My Film: How we raised over $100,000 on eBay
Presented by Roy Wol and Flavio Alves


These days crowdfunding sites like Kickstater and IndieGogo are saturated with people asking for the same thing: money. Learn the nuts and bolts of how filmmakers Roy Wol and Flavio Alves pioneered the use of eBay as a crowdfunding platform and raised over 100K by selling donated items with their eBay My Film campaign. These independent filmmakers reimagined one of the world's most familiar websites as a fundraising tool and sidestepping more traditional crowdfunding platforms.

The landscape on how to fund your project shifts every single day and, in order to get your project off the ground, one has to be ahead of the curve. Learn how this team made it happen.

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Date: Thursday, January 17, 6:30 - 8:30 PM
Location: NYFA, 20 Jay Street, Suite 740, Brooklyn, NY 11201
Cost: $15 for NYFA-affiliated artists (fiscally sponsored, Fellows, IAP artists) and $20 for the general public.


Flavio Alves is a Brazilian film director and producer. He was granted political asylum in the United States in 1998 and earned an undergraduate degree in Political Science from Columbia University. He worked as an assistant to then-New York Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-NY) and to then-New York mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner (D-NY), before studying film production at New York University where he received the Technisphere Award for Outstanding Achievement. Flavio directed several films, including "The Secret Friend" (2010) and "Tom in America" (2014). His new film, "The Garden Left Behind", is an IFP Narrative Lab project and has recently received the support from GLAAD. Flavio was selected by the Film Society of Lincoln Center to the Artist Academy fellowship, and is the recipient of grants from numerous organizations, including the New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA) and Jerome Foundation.

Roy Wol is a New York based Middle Eastern/Latino/European Spanish/Jewish writer/producer/director. He is a 2017 IFP Narrative lab fellow and 2018 Hollywood Radio Television Society Fellow. Roy produced “The Garden Left Behind”, "Bikini Moon" (2017), “Tom in America" (2014), “Art Machine" (2012), and he is currently in post with “My Cousin Sister’s Wedding”. Mr. Wol’s award winning broadcast directing work has been numerously featured on New York Times.




New York Foundation for the Arts is committed to making events held at the NYFA office at 20 Jay Street in Brooklyn accessible. If you are mobility-impaired and need help getting to NYFA's office for events held on premises, we are pleased to offer complimentary car service from the wheelchair accessible Jay Street-MetroTech subway station courtesy of transportation sponsor Legends Car Service. Please email sponsorship@nyfa.org or call 212.366.6900 ext. 243 between 9:30 AM - 5:30 PM at least three business days in advance of the event to coordinate. The elevator access point for pickup is at 370 Jay Street, on the NE corner of Jay and Willoughby Streets.

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This program is part of NYFA Fiscal Sponsorship, which increases funding opportunities for individual artists and emerging arts organizations in all disciplines by allowing them to raise funds using NYFA's tax-exempt status as a 501(c)(3)-classified organization. Sign up for NYFA’s free bi-weekly newsletter to receive updates on future programs.

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Image credit: Emre Baser, courtesy of Queens Pictures LLC

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