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by Paula Bernstein
April 22, 2014 12:11 PM
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How Did the 2014 Tribeca Film Festival Filmmakers Crowdfund (If At All?)

"Mala Mala"

Nowadays, it's not surprising for the bulk of films screening at top film festivals to have turned to crowdfunding for at least part of their budget. Of course, some films used crowdfunding for finishing funds while others used the platforms to raise the entire budget -- and projects' goals varied dramatically (in the case of Tribeca films, they ranged from just above $15,000 to nearly $250,000).

Below we break down which films at Tribeca used which crowdfunding platforms (and include links to the original campaign pages), as well as how much they raised.

The experience of crowdfunding was "Wonderful, loads of work, love our supporters for helping us get the film made," said "An Honest Liar" director Justin Weinstein. "I would like to have a big party just to thank them, but I don't think that's how they want us to spend their money."

Meanwhile, Kickstarter has published a blog post which highlights all of the films at the festival which raised money on their crowdfunding platform. Also, note that some of the films have changed titles after they launched their crowdfunding campaigns, including "6," which was previously known as "The Heist" and "Below Dreams," which was previously "Y (A Generation)."

Kickstarter:

Art and Craft ($65,845)

Keep On Keepin' On ($43,406)

Mala Mala ($30,380)

Tomorrow We Disappear ($61,931)

Intramural ($53,341)

An Honest Liar ($246,989)

Below Dreams ($15,066)

Today's The Day ($51,000)

Silenced ($40,119)

Clouds Interactive Documentary ($34,123)

Manos Sucias ($60,483)

La Carnada ($24,929)

Hatchfund:

Ballet 422 ($55,193)



1 Comment

  • paulsullo | April 22, 2014 11:46 PMReply

    It's great to see indie films getting their finance through crowdfunding as well as the Spike Lee's, and Veronica Mars' of the world using the system, and higher profile to get films made. It's about the project, and worthiness I think. We're doing an immigration documentary called Woven Threads on Pozible right now, and are half way through the campaign. It's exhausting, but we've been using as many platforms here in Australia to get the message out as much as possible. That's what it's all about!