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Poster for Freep Film Festival Filmmaker Mixer & Crowdfunding Rally

Freep Film Festival Filmmaker Mixer & Crowdfunding Rally

Midnight weekend screenings happen on Friday & Saturday nights (meaning arrive on Friday and/or Saturday night by 11:45pm for seating, the movie starts after midnight)!

Run Time: 150 min.

This free event at the Film Lab is aimed toward filmmakers – especially those who may be considering a crowdfunding campaign for their films. 

Seed&Spark is a crowdfunding platform that specializes in working with filmmakers and other storytellers. It is the primary driver of this event, which will have three elements: 

  • Crowdfunding to Build Independence: Most people think about crowdfunding simply as a fundraising tool, but Seed&Spark is going to show you how it’s so much more than that. Discover how to have a successful crowdfunding campaign… and career! You’ll learn how to find your audience, structure your crowdfunding campaign, pick the right goal and incentives, and more. Bri Castellini, Seed&Spark’s film community manager, will lead this session. 
  • Crowdfunding Rally: Freep Film Festival partnered with Hell’s Half Mile Film and Music Festival in Bay City and Seed&Spark to create a Crowdfunding Rally. Two Michigan-based filmmakers will deliver short pitches on their upcoming documentaries – and then kick off a campaign with Seed&Spark that will receive initial funding from Freep Film Festival. This is a great opportunity to support other filmmakers and experience a live pitching session.   
  • Networking and socializing: Hang out at the Film Lab for informal networking, including light complimentary refreshments provided Freep Film Festival. The Film Lab’s bar will also be open for purchases. 

Enjoy craft cocktails from the talented bartenders at The Film Lab and delicious food from Folk Detroit’s food truck!

Register required. Click here to register!