The Fiver: In the spotlight

Raise the curtain, roll the cameras!Here’s five fantastic film, theatre and music projects that’ll have the critics roaring… Black IslandIf you like swashbuckling and Caribbean rum, then you’ll enjoy this short film about a marooned 18th-century pirate. ARRR!£1,120 (44%) raised from 19 supporters OFFSIDEFollowing four women from across the centuries who live, breathe and play football –[…]

Case Study: The Secret of Change

Better Bristol CampaignThe Secret of Change is part of our Better Bristol campaign, which aims to work with the cities people and projects to create a low carbon environment and a high quality of life. Together with The Bristol Green Capital Partnership we want to raise over £1 million for projects that will make Bristol[…]

Crowdfunding for British Film

Creative England’s ishorts filmmakers get funding boost as their Crowdfunder campaigns unlock 40% more fundingNineteen of the UK’s hottest new producer/director teams have raised £40k through – helping them to unlock £100k of match funding as part of Creative England’s iShorts initiative.The iShorts campaign, delivered in partnership with Crowdfunder, as part of the BFI NET.WORK,[…]

Crowdfunding Film: £100k boost for English Film Industry

Creative England has selected 19 new producer/director teams as part of a nationwide search to find the country’s best new filmmakers. 

iShorts is a short film initiative delivered as part of the BFI NET.WORK. Following hundreds of applications from aspiring filmmakers, the winning teams will each receive £5k of funding Creative England. 

In addition, each[…]

Crowdfunding for filmmakers

New filmmakers from across England will launch crowdfunding projects as a part of Creative England’s annual short film initiative: iShorts.Following hundreds of applications from aspiring filmmakers, 19 producer / director teams have been chosen to receive a share of just under £100k from Creative England. 
Each team will also launch a campaign on Crowdfunder giving them[…]

Arlesey Remembers You – what can happen in a year after you crowdfund?

Jodie Chillery, a TV producer created and ran the Arlesey Remembers You Crowdfunder campaign which captured the hearts and minds of the community. Jodie reflects on the year since they successfully funded over £2k for a documentary and the journey their crowdfunding campaign took them on. Just over a year ago I got involved with a[…]

The Taxing Question of Land: “without crowdfunding, the film would not exist”

Written by Yoni Higgsmith, Producer, YESH! VIDEO Towards the end of 2012, a group called The Coalition for Economic Justice (CEJ) ran a poll with IPSOS MORI to find out how many people in the UK are aware of a tax reform known as Land Value Tax, a fair and sustainable fiscal revenue source that allows[…]

Find out how Engineer Theatre got on at the Edinburgh Fringe.

Emily Smith managed to catch up with Simon Lyshon, Co-founder of Engineer Theatre Collective and performer in Missing, after they recently crowdfunded their way to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. The team behind Missing managed to raise £890.