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Crowdfunded Short Film Wins Oscar

Congratulations to the crowdfunded winner of the Academy Award for the best short narrative film “The Silent Child.” The film raised £12,685 on Indiegogo and was 113% funded on October 24, 2016. The film follows a profoundly deaf child and … Continue reading

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Pay to Play: New Rules for Crowdfunding Publicity

Scary! The number of horror films that are seeking crowdfunding and free publicity from horror fan websites such as HorrorNewsdotnet has gotten so large that the website is requiring any crowdfunder who wants a mention on the site to buy … Continue reading

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Ugandan Tarantino Crowdfunds His $200 Movies

“We used to fill them with real animal blood, but actors got sick with a disease passed on from cows.” Just another day with the Ugandan Quentin Tarantino who crowdfunded $15,000 on Kickstarter to buy cars to blow up. Isaac … Continue reading

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Get A Crowdfunding Certificate!

How do you make money from crowdfunding without crowdfunding? Teach about crowdfunding. Raindance, a UK, educational-production company, notes that 60% of all film crowdfunding campaigns fail. To “help” struggling artists, it is offering a GBP249 course on how to do … Continue reading

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Crowdfunding Pays For Theatrical Distribution

So, if you’re a filmmaker and are having problems getting distribution, it’s a big club. Even Hollywood types get thrown to the curb. One producer’s (R-rated: language) story describes how he took his finished picture and had a great experience … Continue reading

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Crowdfunded Film Wins Jury Prize at Venice Film Festival

Crowdfunded stop motion animated film “Anomalisa” written by Charlie Kaufman won the Jury Grand Prize at the Venice Film Festival. Variety reports that in “Anomalisa,” an inspirational speaker in crisis checks into a fictional Cincinnati hotel called Al Fregoli and … Continue reading

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Film Crowdfunding For a Pre-Release Window

Film crowdfunding is about to change in order to finance larger budget pictures. In addition to getting movie “swag” from the producers, the idea is to provide donors with a “fan window,” a right to see the movie before the … Continue reading

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