Financing / Crowdfunding

From all facets of a traditional raise to soft money to crowdfunding strategies, this is the place to discuss, share content and offer tips and advice regarding raising funds for a project.

Funding scammers alert

Just like it happened on LinkeIn now I see it happening here. Scammers offering unsecured loans or equity to finance films. They ask upfront monies for the most imaginative reasons and that''s a definitive sign of a fraud. Do not spend fees in advance on "funders" who you don't know in person. Real...

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The Best Countries in the World to Film Your Movie, Based on Production Incentives

From No Film School <>> "Filming a movie internationally has more benefits than merely exotic locale. In an effort to create jobs and stimulate local economies, many countries worldwide essentially pay productions to shoot within their borders. These production incentives vary significantly in struc...

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The Best Countries in the World to Film Your Movie, Based on Production Incentives
The Best Countries in the World to Film Your Movie, Based on Production Incentives
This comprehensive guide to global production incentives asks: why not film in Fiji when you can recoup 50% of your production budget? Filming a movie internationally has more benefits than merely exo…
The Series Beyond Dreams- nominated to the Imagen Awards

Seeking for sponsors to help us continue the film of The Series Beyond Dreams. Thank you for your support.

Guidance for approaching sponsors

I am currently trying to raise funds for season 1 of my web series. I ran a crowdfunding campaign with only moderate success and would like to try more traditional methods. Since web series do not have the same ROI structure as films, I've decided to pursue sponsors instead of investors at this time...

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Germany Boosts Film Funding & Cultural Investment
Germany to Boost Film Funding, Berlin Film Festival Budget
Germany to Boost Film Funding, Berlin Film Festival Budget
Germany is set to increase its federal film subsidy program by €15 million ($16.6 million), and earmarked an extra $1.1 million for the Berlin Film Festival. The funding is part of the government's…
The #1 Reason Why Crowdfunding Campaigns Fail

From Crowdster <>> "Crowdfunding is becoming ubiquitous and success stories like the Coolest Cooler, Pebble or An Hour of Code for Every Student impressively demonstrate how this new wave of funding for startups, creative ideas and causes via the crowd can be used to turn dreams into reality. Undoub...

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The #1 Reason Why Crowdfunding Campaigns Fail
The #1 Reason Why Crowdfunding Campaigns Fail
Crowdfunding is becoming ubiquitous and success stories like the Coolest Cooler, Pebble or An Hour of Code for Every Student impressively demonstrate how this new wave of funding for startups, creativ…
Writing your pitch is like writing a script. You have to put that much thought and care into it in order for it to work.

From No Film School <>> "Wealth, power, and celebrity are sources of status, means of attention. You have none of these. They’re in the power position. You humbly say things like, "thank you so much for taking this meeting with me," but they don't know you and they don't care. They’ve seen hundreds...

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You've Been Pitching Wrong Your Whole Life-Here's How to Do it Right
You've Been Pitching Wrong Your Whole Life-Here's How to Do it Right
You've been appealing to all the wrong parts of the brain. You've been pitching wrong your whole life. Wealth, power, and celebrity are sources of status, means of attention. You have none of these. T…
Sundance hit INDIE GAME's case study on crowdfunding and self-distribution

Though it's not a common scenario, theirs is worth a read. http://www.indiegamethemovie.com/news/2012/10/31/indie-game-the-movie-th...

INDIE GAME: THE MOVIE: THE CASE STUDY - News - Indie Game: The Movie - A Video Game Documentary
INDIE GAME: THE MOVIE: THE CASE STUDY - News - Indie Game: The Movie - A Video Game Documentary
Wednesday, October 31, 2012 at 1:03PM Hey everyone, Lisanne and James here. We've been getting a lot of questions & emails about how we made and (self) distributed, Indie Game: The Movie. We also just…
19 Crowdfunding Tips for Filmmakers
19 Crowdfunding Tips For Filmmakers by Alex DiVincenzo & Jordan Pacheco
19 Crowdfunding Tips For Filmmakers by Alex DiVincenzo & Jordan Pacheco
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Seth Godin: The tribes we lead

Crowdfunding is really starting a movement. We can't just through our projects down people's throats because that what everyone else does and it's white noise. We need to get people talking about our projects because they are unique and different. Word of mouth is the number one tool to sped an idea...

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Seth Godin: The tribes we lead
Seth Godin: The tribes we lead
Seth Godin argues the Internet has ended mass marketing and revived a human social unit from the distant past: tribes. Founded on shared ideas and values, tribes give ordinary people the power to lead…
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