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A great reward for anyone involved in film and documentary making - or who just loves an awesome film festival! Sheffield Doc/Fest is an acclaimed event with fantastic guests, a brilliant programme and lots of exciting opportunities for documentary film-makers.
If you’re a director, producer, editor, cinematographer or just looking to get into the film industry then you can grab this perk and get yourself a unique networking opportunity. As well as getting to meet the other festival-goers you’ll get a Professional Date with the Deputy Director Charlie Phillips, who will give you a tour of the festival and advice on how to make the most of it.Big thanks to everyone at Doc/Fest for their support throughout our Kickstarter campaign and for donating this awesome, one-of-a-kind perk!
Visit kickstarter to grab this perk now - only 48 hours left!

A great reward for anyone involved in film and documentary making - or who just loves an awesome film festival! Sheffield Doc/Fest is an acclaimed event with fantastic guests, a brilliant programme and lots of exciting opportunities for documentary film-makers.

If you’re a director, producer, editor, cinematographer or just looking to get into the film industry then you can grab this perk and get yourself a unique networking opportunity. As well as getting to meet the other festival-goers you’ll get a Professional Date with the Deputy Director Charlie Phillips, who will give you a tour of the festival and advice on how to make the most of it.

Big thanks to everyone at Doc/Fest for their support throughout our Kickstarter campaign and for donating this awesome, one-of-a-kind perk!

Visit kickstarter to grab this perk now - only 48 hours left!

Doc. Campus Masterschool | Sheffield | Day #1: Crowd-Funding

Yesterday, the very lovely and incredibly busy Charlie Phillips, Director of the Meet Market at Sheffield Doc/Fest, gave an inspirational talk on the beauty and importance of Crowd Funding.

Quote of the day:  “Yes, crowd-funding is very un-European but get over it and take pride in your work”. 

Some of the Do’s and Don’ts…

DO crowd fund for specific things, e.g. studio time, travel & accommodation costs.

DON’T try to crowd fund the entire film, it’ll never happen.

DO reach out to people / groups who can spread the word for you.

DON’T directly reach out to people / groups just to ask them for money.

DO keep you funders regularly updated with what’s going on with YOU and your PROJECT.

DON’T bombard them with emails saying “We still need x amount of money”.

Crowd-funding is important, highly respected and very well represented. 

17 films at this year’s Sundance Film Festival were Kickstarter films.

15% of films at this year’s SXSW were Kickstarter films.

If you’re going to do the crowd-funding thing then be prepared to PLAN.

PLAN your team

PLAN your daily out-put

PLAN who you are going to target and how

PLAN your costs and include them into the overall target.

If you want further tips on successful crowd-funding then take note from Jennifer Fox, director of My Reincarnation, a crowd-funding campaign that exceeded its target by over $100,000!!!

You can watch her Top Tips Video by clicking here.