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How Did the 2013 Tribeca Filmmakers Crowdfund (If At All)?

Photo of Bryce J. Renninger By Bryce J. Renninger | Indiewire May 29, 2013 at 3:21PM

Though crowdfunding is a huge conversation in the indie film industry, we've been consistently surprised at how few festival films are crowdfunding (thought that seems to be changing). When we asked the Tribeca filmmakers if they crowdfunded, we also asked them how much of their budget was raised on the sites and what site they used. Compare the Tribeca responses to the SXSW responses by visiting the SXSW crowdfunding survey here. Here are their answers.
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Though crowdfunding is a huge conversation in the indie film industry, we've been consistently surprised at how few festival films are crowdfunding (thought that seems to be changing).  When we asked the Tribeca filmmakers if they crowdfunded, we also asked them how much of their budget was raised on the sites and what site they used.  Compare the Tribeca responses to the SXSW responses by visiting the SXSW crowdfunding survey here.  Here are their answers.

Yes (75-100%)

Kickstarter:

"Flex is Kings"

Yes (25-50%)

Kickstarter:

"Aatsinki"
"Bridegroom"
"Stand Clear of the Closing Doors"

Yes (<10%)

IndieGoGo:

"Elaine Stritch: Shoot Me"

Kickstarter:

"Alias Ruby Blade"
"Dancing in Jaffa"
"The Genius of Marian"
"Hide Your Smiling Faces"

Yes (Unspecified)

IndieGoGo:

"G.B.F."

Kickstarter:

"Bending Steel"
"Farah Goes Bang"
"Inequality for All"
"Oxyana"

No

"Adult World"
"Alì Blue Eyes"
"Almost Christmas"
"Big Bad Wolves"
"Big Men"
"A Birder's Guide to Everything"
"Bluebird"
"Bottled Up"
"The Broken Circle Breakdown"
"A Case of You"
"Deep Powder"
"The English Teacher"
"Floating Skyscrapers"
"Gasland Part II"
"Inside Out: The People's Art Project"
"The Kill Team"
"Kiss the Water"
"Lenny Cooke"
"Let the Fire Burn"
"Lil Bub & Friendz"
"Lily"
"The Machine"
"McCorkey"
"Michael H. Profession: Director"
"The Moment"
"Northwest"
"The Pretty One"
"Red Obsession"
"Richard Pryor: Omit the Logic"
"The Rocket"
"Run & Jump"
"Six Acts"
"Sunlight Jr"
"Trust Me"
"What Richard Did"
"Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow?"


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This article is related to: Tribeca Film Festival, Filmmaker Toolkit: Crowdfunding





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