Crowdfunding for Filmmakers

LEARN HOW TO RUN A SUCCESSFUL CROWDFUNDING CAMPAIGN FOR YOUR NEXT INDIE FILM

Target Your Audience

Learn how to find and target the dream audience for your independent film.

Preparing Your Pitch Video

See what to do and what not to do when putting your pitch video together.

Marketing Strategies

Getting the word out has never been easier, if you know where to look.

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Learn How to Finance Your Film Through Crowdfunding

This course will guide you through every stage of planning, creating and running your film crowdfunding campaign. It's based on interviews with over 50 filmmakers who have run a crowdfunding campaign and interviews with some of the top people at major crowdfunding platforms and services.

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4+ Hours of Video Content

You will be better prepared to run a successful crowdfunding campaign after you take this course.

The Data Doesn't Lie

This course is based on data taken from over 50,000 film crowdfunding campaigns.

Access Anytime, Anywhere

Whether day or night, wherever you are, you have lifetime access to this course. 

MEET YOUR INSTRUCTOR

Stephen Follows has taught at major film schools, normal business schools and minor primary schools. His lessons range established topics from Producing at MA and BA level, online video and the business of film producing to more adventurous topics such as measuring the unmeasurable, advanced creative thinking and the psychology of film producing. He is also an expert in the crowdfunding for film space.
 
He has taught at the National Film and Television School (NFTS), Met Film School, NYU, Filmbase, and on behalf of the BFI, the BBC and the British Council.

Camera Settings

Learn all about shutter speed, aperture, and ISO.

Flash Photography

Learn how to use flash to get trendy high-contrast photos.

35mm Film

Learn how to get crisp images using cameras from the 60s.

LESSON PLAN

  • 01 - Introduction to Crowdfunding 
  • 02 - Reward-Based Crowdfunding
  • 03 - History of Crowdfunding
  • 04 - Pros and Cons of Crowdfunding
  • 05 - Hosting Your Campaign
  • 06 - Creating Your Crowdfunding Strategy
  • 07 - Ideal Campaign Length
  • 08 - Budget for Campaign 
  • 09 - Defining Your Audience
  • 10 - Building a Team
  • 11 - Crafting Your Pitch Video
  • 12 - Writing the Pitch
  • 13 - Setting Rewards
  • 14 - Services and Hacks to Help Your Campaign
  • 15 - Marketing and Promotion
  • 16 - Launching Your Campaign
  • 17 - Fulfilling Your Extras
  • 18 - Interviews with Successful Crowdfunding Filmmakers
  • and much more
  • BONUS: Film Festival Inside Tips

Jonathan Wolf – President (American Film Market)

No-one is doing data-driven analysis of the film industry quite like Stephen Follows. His detailed research and reporting about the film industry is unique and invaluable. We have syndicated some of Stephen’s work and will continue to do so.

Steve Pinhay – Head of Producing (Met Film School)

Stephen is one of the best informed and prepared instructors at the Met. Student feedback from his sessions is excellent and the fact that they can follow him on his invaluable industry blog is a bonus that few instructors can offer.

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