#FF Friday Fundraisers for April 14, 2017

Thanks to my Google alerts, I found this brand new ad for the film program at Central New Mexico Community College. While I’m not familiar with the school itself, I still watched the short video which shines a light on young women who may be interested in a film career in New Mexico – or anywhere for that matter. There aren’t facts and figures on screen, but there are women highlighted in many technical aspects of set life, which I found particularly inspiring.

It ends with a group shot of the young women smiling brightly and looking at each other in camaraderie. This image may be idealistic, but I enjoy seeing and spreading the hope for future growth and inclusion of women in all areas of film.

Although we might only highlight women-directed projects here, research has shown that with a woman at the helm there is more likely to be a higher number of women in a variety of roles in front of, and behind, the camera. So, when you scroll through our current list of highlighted crowdfunding campaigns, remember that you aren’t only supporting female directors, you’re also likely supporting a number of other female craftspeople. As always, thank you for pitching in to amplify these campaigns via their chosen crowdfunding platform (Seed&Spark users benefit greatly from your follow!), on Twitter, Facebook, and elsewhere!                             

                                              — Sarah


Reminder: All of the projects listed below have female directors at the helm OR they are projects that benefit women directors (e.g., film festivals, funds, etc).  The campaigns at the top of the list are the ones ending soonest, so get in there and support ASAP (with $$ or an RT on Twitter). Click the titles to go directly to each project’s crowdfunding page, those in italics are new additions this week.

Thanks for visiting and thank you very much for helping us support and raise awareness about WOMEN DIRECTORS AT WORK!

Crowdfunding Projects for Friday, April 14, 2017

AFI Conservatory Directing Workshop for Women – @AFIConservatory

MAE, directed by Anjalika Sharma – @indienari

THE LONE DRONE, directed by Vanessa Elliott – @DroneLone

YELLOW, directed by Sarah Deakins – @YELLOWthefilm1

COMMERCIAL FOR THE QUEEN OF MEATLOAF, directed by Dina Fiasconaro – @queenofmeatloaf

MARGOLAND, directed by Sarah Simone – @sarrrahs18 @MargolandFilm

LULU, directed by Diana Cignoni – @GroundHeroFilm

HUMAN PLIGHTS, directed by Melanie D’Andrea – @melaniedandrea

STREETLIGHTS, directed by Patricia Santana – n/a

BAD EXAMPLE, directed by Kimberly Banks – @kimberlybanks2

SILVER STREAM, directed by Grace Kiley – @gracekileyact

MI TIERRA, directed by Sandra Camargo – @mitierrafilm


If you’d like your project included in our next #FF Fri Fundraiser post, please email us with the details listed HERE.


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