We are in the last days of FA's FIRST CROWDFUNDING CAMPAIGN and closing in on our fundraising goal THANKS TO MANY OF YOU!!
However, it doesn't look like it from our Kickstarter page. Ignore it. We have raised matching funds from sponsors and key donors that will, WITH YOUR SUPPORT, bring us up to to our goal.
But they will not make those contributions via Kickstarter. So, we are pulling the campaign off Kickstarter (but still giving the donation rewards, of course) and you can now donate HERE!
WATCH THE VIDEO ABOVE AND GUESS THE 15 INDIE CLASSICS TO WIN SPECIAL BONUS GIFT!
Details to redeem below in FAQ.
Today, you can help us by donating, and/or equally as important - SHARE THIS PAGE with your social network friends. Every tweet, post and referral helps!
What EXACTLY are we building?
Filmmakers Alliance website. By and for filmmakers.
A curated collection of online tools and resources to support every aspect of the filmmaking process - developing your script, funding, hiring crew and actors, finding distributors or distributing yourself --- all from our new platform --- available online, on your tablet and on your smartphone.
Web resources and apps that will, among other things, help you harness the power of social networks to get your film made and build your film's niche audience.
A gathering place for filmmakers - facilitating mutual support and creative collaboration.
And much, much more....
Do we have the proper team in place?
We have a project manager and developers to produce our apps and web resource. They've had experience heading up and producing major sites. And we have the experience of working on the ground with hundreds of filmmakers, with micro budgets as well as multi-million dollar projects.
"Why support another filmmaking website?" CLICK HERE for the answer....and more details on the project!
"Why Support Filmmakers Alliance?"
Hear what Filmmakers Alliance members have to say.
WHY IS THIS PART 1?
Because the budget for development and production is $70k and we have it broken into two product cycles.
HOW DO I WIN THE SPECIAL BONUS GIFT REFERRED TO IN THE VIDEO?
When you make a donation, there is notation space provided for you to send us a list of the film titles corresponding by number number. Or, email to us directly at email@example.com. In the subject line write CROWDFUNDING BONUS. We'll warn you now, the first one might be the toughest. We will confirm your submission and reveal the secret Bonus Gift.
IS MY PLEDGE AMOUNT PUBLICLY DISPLAYED?
No. Only you and FA will know your pledge amount.
IF I DONATE, WHEN CAN I REDEEM THE INCENTIVE GIFT?
All incentives gifts of any kind or size will only happen if our goal is met. You will be contacted to arrange shipment or discuss the logistics (depending on the gift).
CAN I EXCHANGE ONE INCENTIVE GIFT FOR ANOTHER?
Yes and no. We will do whatever we can to make sure you get exactly what you'd like. Obviously, you can't trade up to a higher incentive level, but we can put something together of equal value to your incentive gift from the various incentive gifts at the lower levels.
WHAT IF I DON'T WANT THE INCENTIVE GIFT AND I JUST WANT TO SUPPORT?
No problem, just let know when we contact you after the campaign has ended.
CAN WE EXCEED THE GOAL?
CAN I INCREASE MY DONATION ONCE IT'S MADE?
YES! You’d simply be making an additional donation, but we will add it to your total.
CAN I DONATE ON SOMEONE'S BEHALF AND HAVE THE INCENTIVE GIFT SENT TO THEM?
Of course! And very generous of you. If you would like to donate to the project but give the gift to someone as a gift from you, go through all the normal process of making a donation in your name.
WHAT HAPPENS IF THE MONEY ISN'T RAISED IN TIME?
Now that we’ve taken our campaign off of Kickstarter, we will get our funds directly under circumstances. But we have a matching grant challenge of $15,000 that must be met by June 30th, 2011. Please help us receive our matching grant and reach our goal by donating and/or spreading the word now.
WHERE DOES THE MONEY GO?
Beyond PayPal’s fees, the money goes to the development team along with some content managers, researchers and a biz development person who will continue finding partners who can add meaningful resources and tech partnerships to the site.
IF I'M NOT IN THE US, CAN I STILL MAKE A PLEDGE?
Yes. You can pledge from anywhere.
HOW CAN WE CONTACT YOU?
Send an email about this project to firstname.lastname@example.org
"What would the world be like without independent film?"
THANK YOU so much for your support. Every dollar means something important to us!!
SNEAK PREVIEW! You get our deep thanks, your name on our site as a supporter, AND you'll be first among those to see the site in action as part of our 1-month sneak preview team! You'll know before anyone else how great the site will be!
TAKE HOME A MOVIE! You get our deep thanks, your name on the site, a sneak preview of the the site, AND a DVD of an FA feature film or compilation of shorts (your choice). (Please add $7 for shipping to Canada and $10 for shipping Internationally).
JOIN THE CLUB! You get our deep thanks, your name on the site, an FA DVD AND Premium Annual Membership for one year in the new Filmmakers Alliance Website! You are an now an official member of the NEW Filmmakers Alliance!! (For the DVD, please add $7 for shipping to Canada and $10 for shipping Internationally).
BECOME A VISIONARY! This contribution earns our deep thanks, an FA DVD, Premium Annual Membership for one year, two tickets to our signature event, VisionFest, in 2012 and your name on the site as one of our VISIONaries. (For the DVD, please add $7 for shipping to Canada and $10 for shipping Internationally).
YOU ARE A CITIZEN PRODUCER! You get all of the above benefits, plus your name on the site as a Citizen Producer AND lunch with an FA Production OR a meeting with an FA Professional! Come visit the set of an FA Production and have lunch with the cast and crew. You'll be treated like a VIP (well, as much as possible on a low-budget indie) and be a first-hand witness to FA's cinema magic. Or meet with the FA professional of your choice for one hour to get expert guidance on any aspect of filmmaking. (For the DVD, please add $7 for shipping to Canada and $10 for shipping Internationally).
A STAR IS BORN! If you have the acting bug, we will give you a walk-on role in an FA Film (if appropriate). At the very least, we'll make you a featured extra and give you the opportunity to audition for a speaking role. (And Citizen Producer package).
BRUNCH WITH FA PRESIDENT JACQUES THELEMAQUE. Come have brunch in NY or Los Angeles (transportation not provided) with FA co-founder and President Jacques Thelemaque. You can talk all things film with him, grill him for every drop of filmmaking knowledge he has or just shoot the breeze. At the very least, you'll be treated to a fantastic meal at a top-notch restaurant. (And Citizen Producer package).
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HOLD A SCREENING OR HOST AN FA SCREENING! We will arrange and market a one-time screening for you anywhere in the Continental US (venue cost not included). We have all the projection equipment, so you can do it in your home, in a multi-use space or in a theater (again, venue cost not included). You can choose what you want to screen or you can host a screening of an FA feature film or a collection of shorts (And Citizen Producer package).
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SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL, HERE YOU COME! Oh, the good things are just piling up at this point. Along with the Citizen Producer Package, of course, you get TWO Awards Weekend Passes (or comparable passes) to the Sundance Film Festival plus a guest room at the FA condo (airfare not included). Woo-Hoo!! Let's do the 'Dance!
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MAKE YOUR MOVIE! Or whatever you want to make! Either we provide you with a top-notch, compact, six-member FA crew (with digital equipment) including Producer, Director of Photography, Sound person, Hair/Make-up/Costumer, Set Designer and Production Assistant for up to 5 days to shoot anything you choose (in the Los Angeles area only) OR a 3-person documentary crew (with equipment) WILL COME TO YOU for 2 days (in Continental U.S. only). Be advised, there will most certainly be additional costs to you depending on what you want to shoot. But the world-class crew and equipment will be made totally available to you!! (And Citizen Producer package).