Tag Archives: Sundance Film Festival

Indiegogo Moving Up Film Crowdfunding

The Sundance Film Festival saw another raft of crowdfunded films. Most came from Kickstarter (18), but Indiegogo is now in the race (with 3). Indiegogo said that film funding jumped 123% last year, while Kickstarter’s film business dropped 2%. Don … Continue reading

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Film Crowdfunder To Distribute

Film crowdfunding web portal Seed & Spark is reported to have opened a new division that will distribute films funded through that site. IndieWire reports that the division named Bright Pictures will focus on experimenting with creative distribution strategies, in … Continue reading

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Kickstarter Going To Sundance

Kickstarter, that crowdfunded in part Charlie Kaufman’s Oscar-nominated animated feature film Anomalisa, will have a Green Room at the Sundance Film Festival starting January 21. http://www.indiewire.com/article/exclusive-kickstarter-announces-sundance-film-festival-panels-events-and-special-office-hours-20160114

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Crowdfunding To Boost Women in Film

In an effort to boost female filmmakers, Variety reports that three famous producers (Cassian Elwes (“Dallas Buyers Club”), Lynette Howell (“Mississippi Grind”) and Christine Vachon (“Carol”)) have started a crowdfunding campaign for the Horizons Award that will sponsor two young … Continue reading

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Hollywood Reporter Video On Crowdfunding Films

From Sundance, watch The Hollywood Reporter interview film finance executive John Sloss, co-directors Bryan Carberry and Clay Tweel, Burnie Burns of Rooster Teeth, and Marc Hofstaffer of Indiegogo about crowdfunding films. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=frC5rCnGhDE

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Should Crowdfunding Filmmakers Worry About Sundance?

A new study has concluded that 4 out of 5 independent films at the Sundance Film Festival will get distribution deals. But for a lot of film crowdfunders, that’s a meaningless statistic as only 3% of the feature length films … Continue reading

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Crowdfunders Want Their Money

Kickstarter has (perhaps inadvertently) muddied the waters with respect to the rewards-based crowdfunding projects that it sponsors. Last year, actor Zach Braff raised over $3.1 million to fund his vanity movie “Wish I Was Here.” He promised his more than … Continue reading

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