Crowdfunding Seminar – Coming May 31st!

Posted on Apr 2, 2014 in Featured, Member News, Seminars and Workshops

A Filmmaker’s Introduction to Crowdfunding

You want to make your next film! You want to pay your cast and crew! You want to up the ante with professional color correcting and sound design! You have no money! Wait…have you heard of…crowdfunding?

Officially, crowdfunding is “the collection of finance to sustain an initiative from a large pool of backers—the “crowd”—usually made online by means of a web platform.” Unofficially, it can be a great way for you to raise the funds you need from backers all over the world to make the project you want. The increase in popularity of this funding method has enabled a unique opportunity for independent filmmakers to raise project monies and promote their work. This seminar will examine different crowdfunding platforms, the keys to creating a successful campaign and allow attendees to learn practical tips and tricks from both crowdfunding professionals and experienced local filmmakers.

The guest panel includes:

Dan Abrams (via Skype) – A New York based award winning film producer and well-regarded speaker on raising money via Kickstarter and crowdfunding.
Erica Anderson (via Skype) – Director of Crowdfunding and Community Manager at the crowdfunding platform of Seed&Spark.
Kieran Thompson – Tempe, Arizona filmmaker, director and producer. Kieran successfully funded his film Broken Leg via a successful Kickstarter campaign.
Nathan Blackwell - Phoenix, Arizona writer and director of the web series Voyage Trekkers. Nathan created a successful funding campaign using indiegogo.

What we will cover:

  • Choosing a crowdfunding platform
  • The basic tenants of a successful campaign
  • Effective methods of campaign promotion
  • Creating effective campaign perks for your funders
  • Money management

Seminar Details

Date: Saturday, May 31st, 2014

Time: 1pm – 4pm

Location: North Lecture Hall on the campus of Grand Canyon University, 3300 W Camelback Rd., Phoenix, AZ 85017

Cost: FREE to all

Special IFP Member Perk

At the end of the seminar, one lucky IFP member will win a free consultation (as well as a script notes session) from Dan Abrams to help them “kick off” their own campaign! Be sure to bring your you member card to be eligible for the selection.

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Filmmaker Fusion – Going Pro

Posted on Apr 2, 2014 in Featured, Filmmaker Fusion

Coming April 16th!  What is Filmmaker Fusion?  Filmmaker networking with a purpose!  Making professional contacts, referring and recommending fellow filmmakers, meeting new people and learning about a hot topic from a panel of industry professionals.  The third Wednesday of the month, most months.

April 16th, 2014 is the next in the monthly series called Filmmaker Fusion, hosted this month by IFP Phoenix Co-Program Director Aaron Kes.  April brings the topic “Going Pro – How to Get Professional Work” and will feature local experts discussing the how to take it to the next level in filmmaking.  Come find out answers to important questions such as:

“How do you get people to pay you for what you do?”

“What sort of work does a professional filmmaker do?”

“Where do I look for work?”

Bring your questions and talk to our panelists!  AND…bring your business cards for networking with others in the local filmmaking industry and a door prize. Although you DO NOT need to be an IFP Member to attend any Filmmaker Fusion events, if you are an IFP Member, bring your IFP Membership card for a chance to win a special prize!

Confirmed March Panelists

Get more general details about what the Filmmaker Fusion monthly networking meeting is all about!

Event Details

When: Wednesday, April 16th, 2014

Time: 7pm – 9pm

Who: Directors, Writers, Producers, DP’s, Editors, Actors…  Anyone interested in filmmaking!

Cost: FREE event – Open to the Public

Where: University of Advancing Technology, Room 136 (enter back of building by security) (2625 W Baseline Road, Tempe AZ 85283)

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Filmmaker Fusion – Telling Compelling Stories

Posted on Feb 2, 2014 in Filmmaker Fusion, Networking Events

Coming March 19th!  What is Filmmaker Fusion?  Filmmaker networking with a purpose!  Making professional contacts, referring and recommending fellow filmmakers, meeting new people and learning about a hot topic from a panel of industry professionals.  The third Wednesday of the month, most months.

 

March 19th, 2014 is the next in the monthly series called Filmmaker Fusion, hosted this month by IFP Phoenix Co-Program Director Aaron Kes.  March brings the topic “Telling Compelling Stories” and will feature local experts discussing the importance of story and screenwriting when making a film.  Come find out answers to important questions such as:

“How do you transform an interesting idea into an actual script?”

“What makes a good story?”

“How do you write a believable character?”

Bring your questions and talk to our panelists!  AND…bring your business cards for networking with others in the local filmmaking industry and a door prize. Although you DO NOT need to be an IFP Member to attend any Filmmaker Fusion events, if you are an IFP Member, bring your IFP Membership card for a chance to win a special prize!

Confirmed March Panelists

Get more general details about what the Filmmaker Fusion monthly networking meeting is all about!

Event Details

When: Wednesday, March 19th, 2014

Time: 7pm – 9pm

Who: Directors, Writers, Producers, DP’s, Editors, Actors…  Anyone interested in filmmaking!

Cost: FREE event – Open to the Public

Where: University of Advancing Technology, Room 136 (enter back of building by security) (2625 W Baseline Road, Tempe AZ 85283)

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Filmmaker Fusion – The Actor/Director Relationship

Posted on Dec 22, 2013 in Filmmaker Fusion, Networking Events

Coming January 15th!  What is Filmmaker Fusion?  Filmmaker networking with a purpose!  Making professional contacts, referring and recommending fellow filmmakers, meeting new people and learning about a hot topic from a panel of industry professionals.  The third Wednesday of the month, most months.

 

January 15th, 2014 is the next in the monthly series called Filmmaker Fusion, hosted this month by IFP Phoenix Co-Program Director Aaron Kes.  Our first meeting of the new year will cover the topic “The Actor/Director Relationship” and will feature local experts discussing what it takes to make one of the set’s most important relationships a successful one.  Come find out answers to important questions such as:

“What can you gain from rehearsals?”

“On a low budget short, what are helpful ways to quickly connect with actors?”

“How do you adapt to an actor or director who has a much different style than you?”

Bring your questions and talk to our panelists!  AND…bring your business cards for networking with others in the local filmmaking industry and a door prize. Although you DO NOT need to be an IFP Member to attend any Filmmaker Fusion events, if you are an IFP Member, bring your IFP Membership card for a chance to win a special prize!

Confirmed January Panelists

Get more general details about what the Filmmaker Fusion monthly networking meeting is all about!

Event Details

When: Wednesday, January 15th, 2014

Time: 7pm – 9pm

Who: Directors, Writers, Producers, DP’s, Editors, Actors…  Anyone interested in filmmaking!

Cost: FREE event – Open to the Public

Where: University of Advancing Technology, Room 136 (enter back of building by security) (2625 W Baseline Road, Tempe AZ 85283)

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Breakout Challenge Screening Tickets on Sale!

Posted on Dec 5, 2013 in Filmmaker Challenges, IFP/PHX, Member News, News

The 2014 IFP Phoenix Breakout Film Challenge is now in progress.  Our teams will have until January 27th at 7pm to get their films turned in.  In the meantime, get your tickets to the screening! 

In our last challenge of the 2013-14 season, we want to help Arizona filmmakers get their films out into the world.  The prizes for this challenge will be free submission to film festivals across the country.  However, we are also giving away a Cavision director’s viewfinder for the winner of best cinematography courtesy of The Mighty Motion Picture Company!

Last year, our winners submitted their films to more than 10 festivals, so don’t miss this great opportunity.

How the challenge works

We will provide each team with a theme, and they will submit a 3-5 minute film (including credits).  That’s it!  We want to see how creative you can be.  

Important Dates

Kick off:  Friday, January 3rd @ The Duce from 5:30pm to 7:30pm.

Turn in: Monday, January 27th

Screening: Thursday, February 6th, 2014 at the Phoenix Art Museum.  (cocktail hour at 6pm, movies screen at 7pm, awards to follow screening) TICKETS FOUND HERE!

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Filmmaker Fusion – Film Marketing, Promotion, and Distribution

Posted on Oct 20, 2013 in Filmmaker Fusion, Networking Events

This event was recorded live so you can download to listen to it here: Film Marketing, Promotion, and Distribution

 

Coming November 20th!  What is Filmmaker Fusion?  Filmmaker networking with a purpose!  Making professional contacts, referring and recommending fellow filmmakers, meeting new people and learning about a hot topic from a panel of industry professionals.  The third Wednesday of the month, most months.

November 20, 2013 is the next in the monthly series called Filmmaker Fusion, hosted by 2012 Arizona Filmmaker of the Year Diane M. Dresback.  November’s meeting will feature the topic “Film Marketing, Promotion, and Distribution” and will feature local experts discussing traditional vs. non-traditional distribution strategies and  how to make money at making films .  Come find out answers to important questions such as,

“Besides the typical social networking sites, where and how else can films be promoted?”

“Is there a market to sell short films?”

“What should be done before a film is even shot in preparation for marketing and potential distribution?”

Bring your questions and talk to our panelists!  AND…bring your business cards for networking with others in the local filmmaking industry and a door prize. Although you DO NOT need to be an IFP Member to attend any Filmmaker Fusion events, if you are an IFP Member, bring your IFP Membership card for a chance to win a special gift card!

November Panelists

  • Jon Bonnell - Infinite Spectrum Productions
  • Roze – Mindplate Tv
  • Summer Helene - Producer

Get more general details about what the Filmmaker Fusion monthly networking meeting is all about!

Event Details

When: Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Time: 7pm – 9pm

Who: Directors, Writers, Producers, DP’s, Editors, Actors…  Anyone interested in filmmaking!

Cost: FREE event – Open to the Public

Where: University of Advancing Technology, Room 136 (enter back of building by security) (2625 W Baseline Road, Tempe AZ 85283)

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