Crowdfunding documentary films is now almost the norm for Kickstarter which has passed the $100 Million in pledges threshold recently.
Although most filmmakers use the rewards-based funding for only a part of their financing, it seems that there are other benefits to be gained by campaigning on that portal, including:
- heavy exposure,
- audience building, or
- finding a distributor.
Not every film project is successful, but many have created a spark that has caught fire.