Filmmakers face challenges when raising money for a project. This panel will explore different aspects of the film grants world. Expert panelists from Cinereach, San Francisco Film Society, Chicken and Egg and more will share tips on making a grant application successful. They’ll provide insight on what their specific organizations look for in proposals and also discuss realistic approaches to getting funded. If you’re thinking about approaching any funder for a grant for a film project, this panel will help prep you in the process.
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Panel from SXSW 2011.
“One Film, Five Charities and No Sleep” is another great title for this panel discussing Browncoats: Redemption, the independent film based in the world of Firefly/Serenity created by Joss Whedon (Buffy, Angel, Dollhouse, Dr. Horrible). The mission of the project is two-fold: create a new film making model and raise over $500,000 for five charities supported by the cast and creator of the original TV and movie. There is a desire for many to make films and for others to do charitable works. The creative team of the film project Browncoats: Redemption have found a way to leverage a passionate and dedicated community to call for volunteers, build a community, promote a film, and raise tons of money for charity. Over the last two years 160+ volunteers, many with no film industry experience, have filled 200+ roles in different phases of the project. The thing that ties them all together is that they are fans of Firefly. They are Browncoats. The film’s creators will discuss the project along with how they leveraged online media distribution models and social media tools to build the community, recruit volunteers from all over the country to be a part of the production, and most important, grow the audience and momentum in preparation for the film’s release.
Bruce talks about the business side of filmmaking, specifically what it took to get the Evil Dead funded and distributed.