2022 Festival

Workshop: Crowdfunding for Filmmakers [FREE]

Learn the tools for creative independence by studying the techniques of successful crowdfunding campaigns: how to identify your audiences, bring them on board as followers and eventual funders, build meaningful partnerships to scale your reach, and create the most enticing possible pitch to audiences. Then, you’ll get the down low on learning how to read between the lines of the data you gather while crowdfunding to increase the value of your IP and retain creative control.

Seed&Spark is the world’s only streaming and crowdfunding destination, supporting inclusive films and film-related projects with funding, audience building, and distribution.

Christina Raia is an NYC-based writer and director, the Founder of CongestedCat Productions, and the Head of Education at Seed&Spark. Her work, a collection of short films, a web series, and two feature films, 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. Find Christina on social media: @craia9

Lansing Public Media Center / 2500 S Washington Ave, Lansing MI 48910

Cost: FREE; no advance registration required