CREATING A KILLER CROWDFUNDING CAMPAIGN
An all-day workshop September 15 at Docs In Progress
Looking to raise funds for your film project online, but find it a daunting task? Crowdfunding is really just old school entertainment meeting new school technology and is a great way to boost your project budget and profile. Yet too many filmmakers don’t reach their funding goals due to lack of planning and attention to making the campaign successful. This interactive workshop with crowdfunding expert Kiley Kraskouskas will help you develop a creative and comprehensive campaign. In the first part of the workshop, we will focus on:
The key differences between the major crowdfunding websites;
*Identifying a realistic fundraising goal and timeline;
*Creative ways to reach and reward supporters;
*Ways to engage your constituency to help the campaign go viral;
*How to combine updates, e-mails, and social media for effective crowdfunding;
*The importance of pitch videos;
*Real-world examples of successful crowdfunding campaigns;
*Survival tips for the intensity of the campaign.
*Integrating crowdfunding into broader fundraising efforts.
In the second part of the workshop, you will work with your own projects to help you outline the key elements of your campaign, including:
*Outline of your outreach strategy
A special discount is being offered to WIFV members who use the registration code WTDOCS (only $100 if you register or pay by Friday, August 31 or $125 if you register or pay after that). Fee includes coffee, water, and snacks. Lunch on your own. Both documentary and fiction filmmakers welcome. More information at http://docsinprogress.org/events/59/crowdfund/