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|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 documentary filmmakers access to more fundraising and exposure opportunities.
Starting in mid-July, select IndieGoGo works-in-progress have been featured on SnagFilms. Inaugural works include:
Since launching the partnership, IndieGoGo works-in-progress have been promoted on SnagFilms and its promotional partner sites, resulting in over half a million impressions.
SnagFilms already has a library of more than 840 documentary films including many award winners and festival favorites. "At SnagFilms we strive to bring the best documentaries to the largest global audience online and to support independent filmmakers and the causes their films highlight," said Stephanie Sharis, Executive Vice President, SnagFilms. "Partnering with an innovative company like IndieGoGo to distribute works-in-progress gives our documentary fans the chance to discover and support these promising projects."
Interested filmmakers can get their work featured by sending a note to firstname.lastname@example.org
IndieGoGo provides tools for fundraising, promotion, and discovery to the film and media industry. Launched in 2008 on the principles of opportunity, transparency, choice, and action, IndieGoGo's goal is to enable filmmakers to showcase their work, mobilize their fans, and DIWO (Do-It-With-Others!). IndieGoGo is the most trafficked site in film funding and has been used in over 90 countries. It has been featured in top-tier media including BBC, AP, Reuters, Filmmaker Magazine, Techcrunch, and conferences like the Sundance Film Festival. IndieGoGo is headquartered in Berkeley, CA.
SnagFilms features free ad-supported viewing of more than 840 award-winning titles from some of the greatest names in documentary film production and distribution. Since its launch in July 2008, SnagFilms' library has been featured on over 1 billion web pageviews, via more than 25,000 web pages, including throughout the AOL channels, and the websites of The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times and Politico, hundreds of blogs, and thousands of social network pages. OVGuide named SnagFilms a Top Site of 2008 and MovieMaker Magazine named SnagFilms to its annual list of "50 Best Websites for Moviemakers."
indieWIRE, the 13-year old leading news, information and networking site for independent-minded filmmakers, the industry and moviegoers alike, has been a vital part of SnagFilms since its acquisition in August, 2008.
The company was founded by digital entrepreneur, documentary film producer, professional sports teams' owner and philanthropist Ted Leonsis, and is additionally backed by AOL co-founder and Revolution LLC Chairman, Steve Case; philanthropist and former digital executive Jean Case; operating executive and philanthropic venture capitalist Miles Gilburne; and a group led by Ted and Jim Pedas, founders of Circle Films.