This is Crowdsourcing Mornings! This post takes place every weekday morning and highlights one crowdsourcing project I liked from Kickstarter, Indiegogo, or other crowdsourcing websites.
Last year backers like you contributed nearly $18,000 to support the travel and lodging expenses of 50 filmmakers, jurors, and panelists who otherwise would have had to pay their own way to attend — or simply not be with us at all. They believe that strengthening the connection between an artist and an audience through direct interaction is one of the most important things a film festival can do. Filmmakers create the connections by making movies, but when they bring those filmmakers to theaters to meet moviegoers in person, magic happens.
Become a backer of this project and you’ll be responsible for some of that magic. With some of the great rewards they’ve cooked up, you’ll get to experience it too. (Even if you don’t live in Atlanta.) If you’re not familiar with the Atlanta Film Festival, it is the city’s premier film event – 10 days in the Spring that showcase 200+ films and the people who make them. In addition to feature and short film screenings, the Festival includes parties, a 5-day Creative Conference, the highly popular Sound & Vision night of music and film, red carpet events, a screenplay competition, and more. At 39 years old, the Atlanta Film Festival is one of the longest-running and most prestigious film festivals in the world. The 2015 festival runs from March 20 – March 29.
As of November 26th, this project has raised around $5,500 of their $15,000 goal. This project only has 22 days left to raise the $15,000 or it will not be funded! For a pledge of $10, you will get your name on the big screen at the festival during the pre-show slides as well as on their web site, plus you’ll get access to the backer updates. For a pledge of $25, you will get to become a part of their Backers Jury, a group of movie lovers who will (via internet) watch a selection of short films playing the festival and vote on a winner. To learn more and to pledge money, go to: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/atlff/2015-atlanta-film-festival