Film & TV

Jan 18, 2013

Lights, camera, crowdfunding: how films are made Pozible

Start-up filmmakers are increasingly turning to crowdfunding websites to finance projects. The Pozible platform has even partnered government agencies to boost cash in the sector.

Ben Eltham — <em>Crikey</em> arts commentator

Ben Eltham

Crikey arts commentator

Is crowdfunding beginning to mature as a viable platform for screen finance in Australia?

The web platforms that enable anyone to fundraise for projects took off last year and will grow even more in 2013. The best-known US example, Kickstarter, has received pledges of more than $100 million for screen projects since April 2009. The pace is accelerating: nearly $US60 million has been pledged in the past year.

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One thought on “Lights, camera, crowdfunding: how films are made Pozible

  1. Mike Smith

    Crowdfunding is a fun concept, and I’ve ‘invested’ in a lot of the KS projects. One thing more might make it better, the ability to get a reward level that works like a share in the project. (Yes, this would bump heads with the way companies are structured re number of shareholders, etc)

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