Almost everyone reading about this campaign is aware of the FELIX AUSTRIA! film, so we'll cut to the chase on our mission here: for our world premiere launch at Hot Docs in Toronto, North America's most prestigious documentary film festival, FELIX AUSTRIA! needs to make the biggest splash possible to attract potential buyers / distributors and with our team, there's no shortage of ideas, naturally! Not merely will this fundraiser get our production team to the festival to market this film en force, but we will host the FELIX AUSTRIA! KAISER BALL, a Viennese-style ball with all the panache and artistic singularity of our film--Toronto will not forget the Kaiser Ball for long. We only have one world premiere and our tactic for Hot Docs promises to resonate beyond.
What We Need & What You Get
We need $12,200 to cover costs and fees related to our production team attending the festival and to produce the Kaiser Ball.
Our perks are as lordly as the Archduke, himself--check them out and the gallery of images associated with many of the perks. Even at some of the entry level donations we have gorgeous artwork from the film to offer--the poster, images from the animation (have you seen those? they're just dreamy!).
Your donation is tax deductible! FELIX AUSTRIA! is a fiscally sponsored project of the International Documentary Association (IDA), a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Contributions on behalf of FELIX AUSTRIA! are payable to IDA and are tax deductible less the value of any goods or services received, as allowed by law. The value of goods and services being offered is noted under each donation level. If you would like to deduct the entire donation you have the option to simply decline the reward at check out. As for all tax issues, contact your tax professional for more information on deductions.
This isn't just about launching the film; inherent in the film are important messages: 1) is bringing awareness to the plight of families suffering with Huntington's Disease, the rare and devastating degenerative neurological disease afflicting many members of Felix Pfeifle's family; to date, Woody Guthrie is the only poster child for HD--we want FELIX AUSTRIA! to ripple upon common consciousness about what HD is in the world (and how universal it is); 2) the importance of exploring stories about to vanish, revealing another page of history, but most of all, knowing and honoring history, because, as the Archduke said to Felix at the bridge in Sarajevo: "A people who understand their history, have hope for the future"; it's a call to end collective amnesia!
Other Ways You Can Help
We've all seen great campaigns on Kickstarter and Indiegogo for which we simply don't have the funds to contribute. If you find yourself in this place, but want to support our mission, use the Indiegogo share to spread the word to friends who may be interested (also in the perks associated with donations) and FRIEND us on Facebook: Felix Austria Film.