We have always tried to highlight interesting crowdfunding projects on our blog. So far most of the posts have been on films. This one is a film related project. Over to Nandita Dutta (Associate Editor of DC) for more on it.
DearCinema, India’s leading independent cinema portal, is crowdfunding to become faster, smarter and more resourceful for its readers.
Our crowdfunding campaign started on September 6 and so far we have been supported by 43 contributors from 17 cities, and 61% of the target amount has been raised.
We’re sure you want to know why we are going the crowdfunding way, so here you go-
In its lifespan of seven years, DearCinema has never compromised on its independence. We are sitting on several offers for sponsorship and acquisition but we prefer to be a user-funded website so that we can remain true to the interests of our readers.
With your contributions, we plan to introduce these new features:
India’s first Indie film and project database :
We have been dedicatedly covering all news related to Indian independent films and projects. Now our aim is to go a step ahead and launch India’s first Indie film and project database so that your films get discovered easily by festival programmers and distributors.
Festival and funding guide :
A new service that will guide Indian filmmakers in finding the perfect festivals, labs, markets and funds for their projects. You will no longer need to hunt for information; it will all be up-to-date and listed for you.
Faster and smarter website :
With time our readership has increased to such an extent that our current server isn’t able to cope with the kind of traffic we attract. We need to upgrade so that you don’t ever have issues accessing our website. Also, to keep pace with technology, we intend to launch DearCinema Apps for iPhone, iPad and Android devices.
We appreciate the support of every contributor and so, we have some very cool rewards to offer :
– DearCinema Festival guide, a comprehensive directory of 100 film festivals
– DearCinema Market and Funding Guide
– An exclusive workshop on pitching your film and international funding by industry experts
– Invites for the opening or closing ceremony of the prestigious Mumbai Film Festival 2013
– A thank you video clip from one of our celeb friends in the film fraternity
– Having your name on the masthead of our website for one whole week and a host of other rewards!
So, what are you waiting for? Support the indie film movement by contributing to DearCinema.com. Click here and do your good deed for the day.