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Filmmaker Toolkit: Crowdfunding

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    Don't Check Out the Kickstarter Campaign That Wants to Thrive Off of Our Hate

    The folks at Atlas Productions have launched a Kickstarter to shoot a film which is fully funded -- because they want the free publicity that will come from the campaign.

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    The 7 Questions that The Indie Film Community Is Grappling With Now: An IFP Film Week Overview

    Spending a week at the IFP Filmmaker conference, it's clear that the indie film community has a number of questions it's trying to sort out. There's a growing frustration at how money circulates in the community, how people can develop careers as filmmakers when there's so little funding to go arou...

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    The Top 8 Challenges of Crowdfunding: An IFP Film Week Perspective

    Crowdfunding has become a go-to method for indie filmmakers, but they are facing lots of obstacles. We outline the top 8 challenges in crowdfunding.

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    Will You Help Penn Jillette Make a Horror Film?

    The latest celebrity to launch a crowdfunding campaign, Penn Jillette wants you to help him make a horror film and has started a campaign at FundAnything.

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    Why Getting on Upworthy is the New Goal for Kickstarter Campaigns

    When the project page for Pamela Green and Jarik van Sluijs' campaign for "Be Natural: The Untold Story of Alice-Guy Blache" launched on Kickstarter, it was promising. The film was about a subject that film history nerds knew, the first major female director, and it was an idea that was intriguing ...

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    The Future of Crowdfunding (and the Tax Implications)

    A panel during IFP Film Week talked about crowdfunding and its tax implications.

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    7 Things NOT To Do on Kickstarter: A Cautionary Tale

    Here we tell you what not to do on Kickstarter.

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    How Piracy Helped 'The Man From Earth' Become A Viral Sensation and Inspired A Sequel

    "The Man from Earth" co-producer and director Richard Schenkman explains how illegal pirating helped his film break even and fueled a Kickstarter campaign for the sequel.

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    The Top 10 Myths of Crowdfunding: According to Indiegogo

    In theory, crowdfunding for filmmakers seems like a great idea, but isn't it a lot of work? And doesn't it seem a little bit too much like begging people for money? Indiegogo has heard those questions many times before. To address some of them, the crowdfunding platform announced via Twitter that it...

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