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|IndieGoGo Launches Tease and Screen at Sausalito Film Festival|
Berkeley, California, August 21, 2009-IndieGoGo.com, the website for film funding, promotion, and discovery, announced today a partnership with the Sausalito Film Festival, to give select filmmakers from the IndieGoGo website an opportunity to showcase their work in front of a live festival audience. The goal of the Tease and Screen event is to let filmmakers share their works while giving the audience an opportunity to take action, including contributing funds, joining the team, or spreading the word.
Five works-in-progress and one feature documentary were selected including:
"The Tease and Screen gives filmmakers the opportunity to get the audience involved before the film is completed," said Slava Rubin, Founder of IndieGoGo. "Like trailers in the movie theatre, the audience will get a sneak peek into five future films. But here they can take action onsite or at IndieGoGo.com."
The Sausalito Film Festival will host its inaugural event from 8/21 - 8/23, opening with a screening of No Impact Man and including 18 screenings in total. "The Sausalito Film Festival's mission is to bring world class films and new experiences to a festival audience in an amazing location," said Antonio Capretta, Founder, Sausalito Film Festival. "Partnering with IndieGoGo helps us bring a new festival experience to both the filmmakers and audience. We are excited to see what will happen next."
Interested filmmakers can get their work featured in a future Tease and Screen event by showcasing their work on IndieGoGo and send 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 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.