If you’re a filmmaker, interested in becoming a filmmaker or just fascinated by the process of filmmaking, these free events are essential to attend. Mark your calendar now.


WORKSHOP | Crowdfunding to Build Independence          

The only proven path to independence as an artist is a direct connection to your audience. Crowdfunding is becoming a fundamental piece of most financing plans for independent film. However, many filmmakers miss the opportunity to turn their film funding campaigns into audience-building opportunities that can last an entire career — and provide the groundwork for theatrical distribution that you control. This class for film-related projects will provide the crowdfunding action plan most likely to create a lasting, flourishing, direct relationship with your audience. In this workshop, you’ll learn how to find your audience, how to structure your crowdfunding campaign, how to pick the right goal and backer incentives, and much more. And just so you know…Seed&Spark crowdfunding projects launched by people who’ve attended this session have a 100% success rate. Just sayin’… | Friday, 1-2:30pm, Delta College Planetarium

Workshop hosted by CHRISTINA RAIA

Christina Raia is a New York City based Writer/Director, the Founder of CongestedCat Productions and a Crowdfunding Specialist at Seed&Spark. Her work, a collection of short films, a web series, and a feature film, has gained a large online following through multiple crowdfunding campaigns. She has been covered by press outlets such as Indiewire, AfterEllen, and BuzzFeed. She also turned her desire to foster collaboration and engagement in the local film community into IndieWorks, a monthly film screening series showcasing and supporting the work of other independent filmmakers in New York.


PANEL DISCUSSION | “The Past, Present and Future of Independent Filmmaking”

Guests filmmakers try to answer the question “where are we?” in regards to what was, what is and what will be as independent filmmakers. Why do they make films in today’s climate where thousands of films are being made for thousands of different platforms and outlets, and how do you get an audience to see it. This is your chance to listen to the pros and join in the conversation. | Saturday, 2-3pm, Delta College Planetarium


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