This year we are particularly proud of leading the way in film funding, with more Indiegogo films winning awards, and gaining distribution than ever before. Indiegogo’s film community grew exponentially in the last two years and that’s all thanks to you.
Watch the live stream from TheWrap here:
New Indiegogo + Vimeo partnership announced today! This new partnership designates Vimeo as the preferred distribution platform for films backed on Indiegogo. And that’s not all. Read more about it on our blog.
Ghost Drone Give Away! Ready to bring your filmmaking to the next level? It might be your lucky day to win 1 of 6 Ghost Drones by tweeting a response to questions posted over the course of 3 days. Follow @Indiegogo for more details and to enter the contest. #GoGoSundance
To celebrate how we are changing the way the industry is financing and distributing films, we are descending upon Park City, UT this week to attend the 2015 Sundance Film Festival. Stop by the Indiegogo Lounge for four days of interviews with filmmakers, tastemakers, and celebrities, watch live demos, network with movers and shakers, and get tips on how to finance your next project.
WHERE: The Indiegogo Lounge – 427 Main St., Park City, UT
WHEN: Friday January 23rd to Monday January 26th, 2015
Every morning we’ll be hosting a panel of experts on the topics you care about the most, and in the afternoon our team will be available to answer your questions.
We’ll kick off our programming with a Fireside Chat with Sharon Waxman, Founder of TheWrap, interviewing Slava Rubin, our Founder and CEO.
On Saturday morning, our CEO, Slava Rubin, will moderate the thought-provoking panel, The Art of the Pitch: Filmmaker as Entrepreneur, with Christine Vachon (CEO, Killer Films), Joana Vicente (Executive Director, IFP) and Kerry Trainor (CEO, Vimeo).
On Sunday, Lance Weiler will host The Rise of the Creative Entrepreneur, an open workshop in collaboration with The Digital Storytelling Lab @Columbia, the Made in NY Media Center by IFP and Slamdance. Attendance is by application only.
Monday will be our final day at in Park City, and we’ll be joined by Peter Baxter, the Founder of Slamdance, Dana Nachman, Writer/Director of Batkid Begins, Sara Kiener, and Director of Outreach and Strategic Partnerships at Film Presence. Marc Hofstatter, Indiegogo Head of Film Outreach will moderate an in depth discussion on “The Art and Science of Audience Engagement: Practical Tips from the Experts,” which will include our Indiegogo Showcase. Reserve your spot to attend this final panel event.
We also look forward to welcoming German musician, actor and Youtuber Flula, who will premiere his project Flundance at our Indiegogo Lounge, followed by a live Q&A session. You can RSVP for this event here. Flundance is Flula’s movie within a movie. Flula is traveling from Los Angeles to Park City, making a film on the way and filming a documentary about making his movie. Intrigued? Read more and hear from Flula himself on his Indiegogo campaign.
Make sure to RSVP to each event you would like to attend, as space is limited.
Also, congratulations to the following Indiegogo campaigners whose films were selected for Slamdance 2015:
Darkness on the Edge of Town – A teenage sharpshooter hunts her sister’s killer in this violent modern Western set on the plains of southern Ireland.
Alpha – Inspired by the ancient myth of Antigone and with a totally different approach to filmmaking, Alpha is the first ever fully funded crowd-funding campaign for a feature film in Greece.
Batkid Begins – One child. One wish. Millions moved.
Running Season – A tense and darkly comedic character study set in one of the most fascinating and beautiful places in Canada.
Viking – A darkly comic revenge caper.
Wait, there’s more.
You don’t want to miss a chance to check out some of the newest gadgets and technology funded on Indiegogo. We will fly a Ghost Drone, ring a Skybell, get a dose of Sprayable Energy, ChargeAll our cell phone with the world’s smallest portable power outlet, and more.
There will be giveaways every day, so don’t forget to follow @IndiegogoFilm on Twitter and hashtag #GoGoSundance for the latest news.
Let’s Go Make Movies Together. See you at the Indiegogo Lounge.