g The Film Panel Notetaker: IndieGoGo and SnagFilms Join Forces To Give Documentary Filmmakers More Filmanthropy Opportunities

Monday, August 03, 2009

IndieGoGo and SnagFilms Join Forces To Give Documentary Filmmakers More Filmanthropy Opportunities

IndieGoGo, which houses The Film Panel Notetaker, as a resource, made the following announcement today about its new partnership with SnagFilms. Check it out!

IndieGoGo and SnagFilms Join Forces To Give Documentary Filmmakers More Filmanthropy Opportunities

Berkeley, California, August 3, 2009 – Indiegogo.com, the most trafficked website for film funding,announced today a partnership with SnagFilms, the online documentary film site, to give documentaryfilmmakers access to more fundraising and exposure opportunities.
Starting in mid-July, select IndieGoGo works-in-progress have been featured on SnagFilms. Inauguralworks include:

• Connected - by Tiffany Shlain- Connected takes audiences on a stream-of-consciousness ridethrough the interconnectedness of humankind.• Pelotero – by Jon Paley - A Dominican baseball story• Tapestries of Hope – by Michaelene Christini Risly - Two activists from two corners of theworld take on a government and an urban myth to protect young girls from rape and abuse.

“SnagFilms gives documentary filmmakers an opportunity to be discovered”, said Slava Rubin,Founder of IndieGoGo. “We want to give filmmakers the tools and access they need to be successfuland Snag Films shares the vision of DIWO (Do-It-With-Others) filmmaking.”

Since launching the partnership, IndieGoGo works-in-progress have been promoted on SnagFilms andits promotional partner sites, resulting in over half a million impressions.

SnagFilms already has a library of more than 840 documentary films including many award winnersand festival favorites. “At SnagFilms we strive to bring the best documentaries to the largest globalaudience online and to support independent filmmakers and the causes their films highlight,” saidStephanie Sharis, Executive Vice President, SnagFilms. “Partnering with an innovative company likeIndieGoGo to distribute works-in-progress gives our documentary fans the chance to discover andsupport these promising projects.”

Interested filmmakers can get their work featured by sending a note to info@IndieGoGo.com

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