Thoughts & Tips from the First Week Crowdfunding for a Feature Film

Sep 1, 2011 | Corporate Member News

Click here to access the Man-child Kickstarter site

If you’re thinking about launching a crowdfunding campaign for a feature film project, pick up some cool tips from Koo, the creator of Man-child.

Koo has written up a huge post reflecting on the first week of his funding campaign to raise $115,000 on Kickstarter for his film.

While Kickstarter poses some problems for Canadians trying to raise money using the platform (like having a US mailing address, US bank account and being a permanent US resident. Canadian can use IndieGoGo instead) the lessons Koo has learned are universal.

Koo also authors NoFilmSchool – a popular film blog.

Check out Koo’s post: Thoughts and Tips From Week One of Crowdfunding My First Feature, Man-child.

*This post was written by Liz Hover of the National Screen Institute. You can check out her articles and other great information here.  

About the National Screen Institute – Canada:

The National Screen Institute – Canada (NSI) is a non-profit organization with headquarters in Winnipeg. We are Canada’s national film, television and digital media training school for writers, directors and producers. Training is anchored in the philosophy that the best way to learn is by doing.

Contact us or see a map of where we’re located 

Our market-driven training programs have led to employment and successful careers for graduates by giving them a competitive edge. According to the 2008 NSI alumni survey, 96% of respondents are working in the film and TV industry.

  • Training programs are led by experts in film, television and digital media – they deliver workshops and seminars and mentor participants. 
  • Participants do not pay tuition fees or relocate.
  • Training is intensive. Participants train in one centre for a short period and then return home to work with local mentors on their projects under the leadership of the program manager.

Find out about all the training programs provided by the National Screen Institute.

After more than 24 years of training and with over 620 alumni, NSI continues to develop and deliver training to meet the industry’s needs. We produce works that:

  • appeal to Canadians
  • help advance careers that will grow the Canadian industry and contribute to the regional and national economies stimulating employment for the long term.

NSI leads in the design and delivery of programs that provide training to Canada’s visible minority and Aboriginal screen professionals.

NSI also commits to showcasing Canadian short films and providing professional development resources online.

Visit the NSI site here.

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