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indieFilmFunding Awards Marketing Video Prizes

Backstage.com | By Sean J. Miller | Posted May 22, 2014, 6:36 p.m. indieFilmFunding, a new crowdfunding platform aimed at filmmakers, has awarded thousands of dollars in prize money shortly after launching. The website, which launched earlier this month, announced May 22 that Zachary Steinberg and Ian Fischer took home first and second place and the accompanying $5,000 and $1,000 prizes, respectively, in its video promo contest. Third-place finisher, Sam DeZeewu of Chicago, took home $500. The films had to be between one-three minutes long and “directed towards viral promotional marketing of our website,” the company said. “We were overwhelmed by all the amazingly talented filmmakers who sub

Crowdfunding Gets More Crowded

Backstage.com | By Sean J. Miller | Posted May 21, 2014, 3:48 p.m. A new crowdfunding website targeting indie filmmakers wants to lure projects in development with the promise of online promotion and other services. Filmmakers can already partner with established sites such as Indiegogo (with whom Backstage has a partnership) or Kickstarter to crowdfund their campaigns. In fact, the latter’s reach will be felt this summer when Zach Braff’s “Wish I Was Here” opens in theaters: The feature received more than $3.1 million in funding from 46,520 supporters through Kickstarter. Edward Panos, who co-founded IndieFilmFunding.com with his niece, Stephanie Lee Panos, said that those existing crowdfun

indieFilmFunding Launches New Crowdfunding Platform

crowdfundinsider.com | By Samantha Hurst | Posted May 6, 2014, 6:43 p.m. indieFilmFunding.com (iFF), a crowdfunding platform exclusively based in indie film genre, announced on Tuesday its site has officially been launched to the public. Coinciding with the website’s launch, the company released its first theatrical film project to be featured on iFF site called “The Big Finish.” The film will start Hollywood legends including Bob Newhart, Don Rickles, Jerry Lewis, Tim Conway, Garrett Morris, Debbie Reynolds, Clois Leachman, Mary Tyle Moore and other iconic entertainers who will be the spotlight production on iFF. iFF’s brand new platform is open for submission from any producer, director, o

indieFilmFunding.com (iFF), A Crowdfunding Site Focused on Indie Films, Debuts It's Website with a F

indiewire.com | By Paula Bernstine | Posted May 6, 2014, 4:34 p.m. indieFilmFunding.com (iFF), a crowdfunding platform exclusively based in the indie film sector, announced today that its site has officially launched to the public. Coinciding with the website’s launch, the company released its first theatrical film project to be featured on iFF’s site called “The Big Finish.” The movie will star Hollywood legends including: Bob Newhart, Don Rickles, Jerry Lewis, Tim Conway, Garrett Morris, Debbie Reynolds, Cloris Leachman, Mary Tyler Moore and other iconic entertainers who will be the spotlight production on iFF. iFF’s platform is open for submissions from any producer, director, or filmmake

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