We just got back home after an amazing time in Park City. WOW! Thank you for making the Indiegogo Lounge the place to be at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival.
There was never a dull moment and we couldn’t possibly cover in just one blog post everything that happened in those four packed days. So here’s a compilation of the team’s favorite moments. #GoGoSundance!
1. Vimeo Partnership
There was a line around the block to attend our Saturday panel, The Art of the Pitch: Filmmaker as Entrepreneur. Our CEO Slava Rubin moderated a lively conversation between Christine Vachon (CEO, Killer Films), Joana Vicente (Executive Director, IFP) and Kerry Trainor (CEO, Vimeo). The latter definitely stole the show when he announced a new Vimeo and Indiegogo partnership to support filmmakers from funding to distribution and that as part of this new collaboration, Vimeo will be putting up to a million dollars into a new Creator Fund for select films funding on Indiegogo.
— Indiegogo Film (@IndiegogoFilm) January 24, 2015
2. Indiegogo CEO Slava Rubin talks about the future of filmmaking on PBS NewsHour
We are always looking for new ways to evolve the way films are funded and distributed. Our Founder, Slava Rubin, joined the conversation as reported by Jeffrey Brown in Park City, Utah.
3. Ghost Drone Giveaways
Indiegogo has helped thousands of entrepreneurs bring movie-making products to life. The Ghost Drone team not only joined us at the Indiegogo Lounge, but gave away drones to six lucky individuals who answered our questions on Twitter and Facebook.
And that was not all: you might recognize some other visitors who took a Ghost Drone home. Mr. Black, will we see drone footage in your next film?
4. Live Interviews with TheWrap
You might be wondering who was interviewed by TheWrap in the Indiegogo Lounge… Who was not interviewed by TheWrap? Here are some of our favorite moments.
Selma’s Director Ava DuVernay discussing diversity at Sundance
Even none other than the legendary Robert Redford stopped by the Indiegogo Lounge to talk about independent films and diversity.
5. Fireside Chat: Sharon Waxman interviews Slava Rubin
During his interview with Sharon Waxman, Founder of TheWrap, our CEO Slava Rubin, invited two Indiegogo campaigners to join him live on TheWrap to talk about their project, Schema.
6. The Rise of the Creative Entrepreneur
Lance Weiler led an open design workshop in collaboration with The Digital Storytelling Lab @Columbia, the Made in NY Media Center by IFP, and Slamdance.
A group of storytellers, producers, and technologists gathered in the Indiegogo Lounge to explore the ever-shifting digital landscape, discussing new ideas and opportunities for all creatives working in the entertainment field.
7. The New Indiegogo Film Handbook
We released a new updated version of our Film Handbook right in time for Sundance. With a complete redesign and tons of advice from past successful film and video campaigners (including a case study from The Space Between, Indiewire 2014 Project of the Year), the 2015 Film Handbook is the must-have guide to raising funds for film or video projects on Indiegogo. Download your free copy now.
8. Pavlok Shocked Us All
Really. Pavlok is a device you wear on your wrist that literally shocks you every time you perform a predetermined “bad” habit. You choose what you want to stop doing and Pavlok helps you achieve your goal by sending an electric shock. See for yourself.
9. The Art and Science of Audience Engagement
Marc Hofstatter, Indiegogo Head of Film Outreach, moderated an informative panel that included Sara Kiener (Director of Outreach and Strategic Partnerships, Film Presence), Peter Baxter (President/Co-Founder, Slamdance) and Dana Nachman (Director, Batkid Begins).
10. Indiegogo Cocktail Party
Our last evening in Park City we got together with new and old friends to celebrate another year at Sundance. This is where we started and it always has a special place in our heart.
See you in Park City next year!