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Filmmaker Toolkit: Crowdfunding

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    How They Funded It: 'Cowspiracy' Shares The Secrets to Crowdfunding Success

    The documentary feature "Cowspiracy: The Sustainability Secret" raised over $117,000 on Indiegogo this year. Indiewire spoke with Kip Andersen, who co-directed the film with Keegan Kuhn, about the secrets to the film's crowdfunding success.

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    How They Funded It: 'Dear White People' Shares The Secrets to Crowdfunding Success

    "Dear White People" (Indiewire's first-ever Project of the Year) managed to raise over $40,000 on Indiegogo before going on to premiere at last year's Sundance Film Festival. Indiewire recently spoke with writer-director Justin Simien about how he successfully crowdfunded the racial satire.

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    Attention, First-Time Filmmakers: Here's All the Advice You'll Ever Need

    Thinking of making your first film? Seems everyone has advice for you and we're not different. Check out this must-read advice for first-time filmmakers before going any further.

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    Screenwriter John August's Tips for Telling a Story on Kickstarter

    John August's Kickstarter campaign for a "Writer Emergency Pack" of cards has been wildly successful. Here, in a guest post, he explains how he approached his Kickstarter campaign like a screenplay.

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    Exclusive: Award-Winning Indie Filmmakers Adapt Dreams for Web Series

    Some of New York City's top indie filmmakers have banded together to interpret each other's dreams in a new collaborative web series. They're raising the budget via Kickstarter.

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    Why Nonprofits are the Future of Indie Film

    In this guest post, filmmaker Nick Toti writes about the changing ecosystem for indie film - and how non-profits could be the answer.

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    Exclusive: 'Five Broken Cameras' Filmmaker Returns to Indiegogo for 'Mixed Feelings' Documentary

    The filmmaker of the Academy Award-nominated "Five Broken Cameras" has turned to Indiegogo to raise funds for his next project.

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    Joan Didion's Story To be Told, Thanks to Blockbuster Kickstarter Campaign

    Amazingly, there has never been a documentary about Joan Didion. Now her nephew Griffin Dunne, along with documentary veteran Susanne Rostock, are trying to remedy that - with help from an incredibly successful Kickstarter campaign. Dunne recently chatted with Indiewire about Didion, the crowdfundin...

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    Why 'Night of the Living Dead' is Coming Back to Life

    A new Indiegogo campaign is trying to resurrect "The Night of the Living Dead."

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