Sarah still has her hands full with the True/False Film Festival, so I’m back once again to share our latest list of crowdfunders.
Before we get to that, I wanted to highlight something that aligns perfectly with what we’re all about here at The Director List — Seed&Spark’s #100DaysOfDiversity campaign! Between Jan 20 – April 29 Seed&Spark’s goal is to boost diversity and inclusivity in filmmaking by supporting, funding, and streaming projects by underserved groups.
One way individuals can support this campaign is by becoming a member of Seed&Spark for $10 a month (free for first three months). Yes, they’re asking you to join their membership, but it’s much more than a marketing campaign. Seed&Spark has always been focused on inclusivity and if you want your money to reflect your values, this is a good place to put it. (Can you tell I’m a fan of their work?)
Since the beginning, I have seen Seed&Spark’s earnest efforts to make the mysteries of the film industry more transparent in order to create a level playing field for all filmmakers. Also, 75% of every Seed&Spark membership goes to filmmakers! Do you think that happens on Hulu and Netflix? Uh, no.
A membership to Seed&Spark also gives you access to their cinema, a library of bold independent films and series, while you’re supporting new projects in the crowdfunding stage. Right now, their cinema is highlighting “American Families”— celebrating family in every form: birth, chosen, friends, etc. They’ll have different themes throughout the campaign.
If you aren’t quite ready for a membership, do check out their Facebook and Twitter feeds, where you can participate in the #100DaysOfDiveristy conversation, learn about the talented filmmakers they support, and pick-up some essential nuggets of knowledge about independent filmmaking as well as diversity and inclusion in film.
By the way, filmmakers who launch a crowdfunding campaign on their platform during #100DaysOfDiversity get a shot at over $20k in prizes from their partners, including The Black List, Tribeca Film, Avid, Final Draft, G-Technology, Project Greenlight Digital Studios, and more.
Something to check out, my friends! And while you’re here you better be checking out the fantastic variety of crowdfunding campaigns below. Since we’re highlighting Seed&Spark today, the projects on our list that are crowdfunding on their platform have been highlighted, too.
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, March 10, 2017
BIOPHILIA, directed by Marina Michelson – @marina824
AVI DOES THE HOLY LAND, directed by Tracy Levy & Danielle Angel – @AviHolyLand
WOMEN’S MEDIA SUMMIT, led by Maria Giese – @WMediaSummit
MISS SNAKE CHARM, directed by Rachael Waxler and EmaLee Arroyo – @SnakeCharmMovie
LOVE HEARS, directed by Aleatha L. Williams – @lovehears
A NIGHT IN THE LIFE, directed by Gabrielle Gozo – @ANITLfilm, @gabriellegozo
THE DICK BIONDI FILM, directed by Pamela Enzweiler-Pulice – @DickBiondiFilm
ACT, directed by Danielle Kampf – @daniellekampf
LADY HUNTERS, directed by Angela Atwood – @Lady_Hunters
HARD ROAD, directed by Victoria Angelique – @victoriao87
ARTEMIS FILM FESTIVAL, led by Melanie Wise – @Artemis_FF
YEMI’S DILEMMA, directed by Sade Oyinade – @yemisdilemma @sadeoyinade
TO LIFE, directed by Diane Dresback – @tolifemovie
HIDE AND SEEK, directed by Shoshana Rosenbaum – @ShoshanaRosenba
If you’d like your project included in our next #FF Fri Fundraiser post, please email us with the details listed HERE.