Panel: Crowdfunding to Build Independence

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Showings

Somerville Theatre - Microcinema Sat, Apr 28 4:00 PM

Description

Thinking about making an amazing movie or show? GREAT! We wanna watch it. But first: how are you going to fund it, and—when you’re finished—who’s going to watch it? Most people think about crowdfunding simply as a fundraising tool, but it is so much more than that: it’s a great way to start (or continue) developing a direct connection with your audience, which, as we all know, is essential for building a sustainable film career that leads to distribution and the opportunity to, you know, make more than one thing.

In this workshop, you’ll learn:

  • Why audience building is essential for a film career (and crowdfunding).
  • How to define, find, talk to, and grow your audience.
  • How to prepare for a successful crowdfunding campaign.
  • Why staged financing might be right for you.

Presenter:

Christina Raia — Crowdfunding Director, Seed&Spark

Christina Raia is an NYC-based writer and director, the Founder of CongestedCat Productions, and the Crowdfunding Director at Seed&Spark. Her work, a collection of short films, a web series, and two feature films, has gained a large online following through multiple crowdfunding campaigns. She has been covered by press outlets such as Indiewire, AfterEllen and BuzzFeed. She also turned her desire to foster collaboration and engagement in the local film community into IndieWorks, a monthly film screening series showcasing and supporting the work of other independent filmmakers in New York.

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