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Attention, Female Filmmakers: This New Partnership is Good News for You

Attention, Female Filmmakers: This New Partnership is Good News for You

Seed&Spark, a crowdfunding and distribution platform for independent films, and Tangerine Entertainment, a production company and community builder for women directors, have partnered with the goal of funding and supporting women content creators. Their flagship collaboration is “Keep the Change,” a comedic love story starring autistic adults, based on Rachel Israel’s award-winning Columbia thesis short.

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“Tangerine Entertainment has been a leader in building community around female content creators, finding industry resources – and capital – to bring to bear. We believe that crowdfunding is a powerful tool for new voices in media, and the alignment between our companies is clear,” said Emily Best, founder and CEO of Seed&Spark, in a statement.
The partnership will include co-promotional efforts on campaigns, as well as coaching projects from inception through distribution. “It goes both ways,” said Best. “Tangerine will bring filmmakers to us, and vice versa. While of course we’re thrilled to work with their existing pipeline, we’re also excited to be able to introduce them to filmmakers and projects that may not have come across their desk first.”

Anne Hubbell, co-founder of Tangerine Entertainment, said, “We look forward to working with the creative team at Seed&Spark. Their innovative, holistic approach to crowdfunding and support for filmmakers is perfectly aligned with the Tangerine mission.”

“Keep the Change” launched its crowdfunding campaign today. The film won the Columbia University Film Festival’s Focus Features Best Film Award, the Alumni Award and the Arthur J. Harris Memorial Prize, and has screened at festivals worldwide.

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ilaria borrelli

I’m an Italian filmmaker (awards winner in US too) with my own production company, can I apply?

Sarmistha Maiti

Hi, I’m a female filmmaker from India currently based in Kolkata, West Bengal. I’m also a Indian National Film Award winner in 2014. I’ve a production company called Triambigram Arts and a team of competent creative people working together to produce films of different genres. We are also looking for crowd funding opportunities for our current web series etc. Can we opt for the "Speed & Spark" platform in any way. Please guide. Regards.

Heather Marie Walsh

Sounds great! Please contact me for a new voice & content!!


Great! Though, as a female filmmaker, I hope they aren’t looking for films rigid in content- politically correct etc… I find it extremely limiting to have to only make films about women leaders or women who are powerful in the same way as a man etc… Females should be able to make a film with the same freedoms a male enjoys. Maybe my female character isn’t such a great person. At least it’s interesting to explore, but most films that are made with women directors aren’t allowed to be dating. Just formulaic.

Nance Parry

When are they going to "discover" my 9 women’s films? They, and I, are ready. Just ask for a logline sheet and let’s get this thing under way.

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