Crowdfunding is becoming the new norm for filmmakers wanting to realise new projects. With over 500 active crowdfunding platforms it is no wonder more filmmakers than ever are turning to the Internet and social media to ‘pre-sell’ their projects rather than following traditional routes.
The Two Short Nights Film Festival in Exeter is presenting a panel discussion about crowdfunding called Considering Crowdfunding. This panel will take a closer look at the crowdfunding scene asking what different crowdfunding platforms are out there? What are the benefits of Crowdfunding and what does it mean for the future of film?
It has an informed, intelligent and committed bunch on the panel. Dr John Sealey from Plymouth University will be joined by Emily Smith of Crowdfunder.co.uk, and local award-winning filmmakers Ashley Thorpe and Tom Ausitn will be on hand to share their success stories and personal experiences. Attendees are encouraged to take part in the discussion.
This panel discussion is strongly recommended for anyone thinking of applying for Exeter Phoenix Crowd Funder Short Film Commission 2014.
Tickets for all the screenings and seminars throughout the Two Short Nights Festival are on sale now and can be obtained by visiting the Exeter Phoenix box office or by calling 01392 667080. Tickets are also available online at twoshortnights.co.uk or www.exeterphoenix.org.uk.
Considering Crowdfunding – Panel discussion, is part of Two Short Nights, and takes place on Friday, December 13 at 3pm. Tickets are £4 (£3)