The IDA Presents Doc U Crowdfunding: Raising Money the New-Fashi
“Crowdfunding.” The mere mention of the word sends shivers down the spines of filmmakers. But those shivers may mean different things to different people: shivers of anticipation for filmmakers on the cusp of their first crowdfunding campaign or shivers of anxiety for filmmakers already experienced at the crowdfunding game — and who know how much hard work and uncertainty it represents.
So, how does the up-and-coming or tried-and-true documentary filmmaker find their way through the maze of different crowdfunding platforms, decide when and how to launch, what perks to make available, how to build a team, and what fundraising goal to set? Most Important, how do they figure out how crowdfunding fits into the overall budget plan… and their busy day-to-day life?
This Doc U will be a fact-filled and enlightening discussion moderated by IDA’s Fiscal Sponsorship Program Manager Amy Halpin with Principal and Evangelist at Indiegogo and IDA Board Member Adam Chapnick, founder and CEO of crowdfunding and distribution platform Seed&Spark; Emily Best, and filmmakers Lotti Pharriss Knowles (I am Divine), Camilo Silva (After 68), and Tracy Droz Tragos (Rich Hill) all of whom have recently completed successful crowdfunding campaigns.
Doc U is the International Documentary Association’s series of educational seminars and workshops for aspiring and experienced documentary filmmakers. Taught by artists and industry experts, participants receive vital information and insight on various topics relevant to the world of documentary filmmaking.
Event PriceGeneral $20 / IDA Members $15 / IDA Student Members $5