The Goat Race

A short Documentary Film about The 5th Annual Oxford and Cambridge Goat Race (Sunday the 31st March, 2013 at Spitalfields City Farm)
Donna Lipowitz
United Kingdom
1 Team Member

Hello dear Goat Race fans! Yes, the Goat Race is over, The day was a huge success, social media is buzzing, all very exciting, but now is the part when I take all the marvellous footage I shot and make it into a film. If anyone wants to help out, I still am trying to raise a very modest amount of funds to cover some of the costs of making the film, a reminder too that 50% of all contributions go to things the goats need, like vaccinations and food! As little as £5 will help me out, The film will be complete at the end of April - mid May 2013.

As a thank you to those who have helped already, here's the just completed mini Goat Race Film as promised: If you enjoyed the mini film please share this campaign and/ or consider a small contribution to help me finish the main film, see affordable perks to the right : )

Many Thanks, Donna Lipowitz (Director)


 Who is making this film?

Hi! My Name is Donna Lipowitz, I'm an Independent Documentary Filmaker originally from Australia, based in London. I make entertaining short Documentary Films, more about me/ my films here:

I am currently making a new Short Documentary Film called "The Goat Race" 

About the Goat Race here:

Its a fantastic project because its not only an entertaining subject with amazing people involved and super adorable goats, but its also a very important event since it raises up to 10,000£ every year which goes towards taking care of the Animals at Spitalfields City Farm in London.

The film will help publicise the Charity Goat Race and Spitalfields and Mudchute City Farms, for years to come, which means that by helping me make this film, you too will be helping these farms stay open, for you and for your family and friends to enjoy for years to come!

What We Need & What You Get

The cost of making this film is very low, and I am not paying myself or charging for my own equipment, but there are still costs that I need some help with in order to get this film made. 

This campaign is partly to raise money for my film, but also partly a campaign to raise money to help take care of the Goats out at Spitalfields City Farm.

600£ is the amount I am trying to raise.

50% of all contributions will go towards food donations or Farm supplies for the Goats themselves. , so I am only asking for 300£ for the film, to help pay for things like hardrive space, equipment bits for sound recording, batteries, travel expenses, and an original music composition. the remaining 300£ to go towards the upkeep of the goats. Most of the 'Perks' are in the form of 'feel good' contributions for the welfare of the goats.

The ultimate Perk for the highest contribution is a chance to have your photo taken with the winner of the race, or your Goat of choice, if you have a particular favourite., and even get a cuddle from the Goat (if the feeling is mutual ; )

I am making this film so far from my own pocket, and by relying on the generosity of others to work for me for free, as I just love making Documentary Films, but for the first time in my filmaking career I am asking for help as I would like to be able to keep making great films like this.

Any contributions at all will be greatly appreciated, even if the goal of £600 is not reached, I will still do my best to complete the film, but any extra help, will make this film the best it can be. 

The City Farms will always need more help than we can afford to give, but if you are feeling particularly generous, the farm manager Jenny at Spitalfields city farms has informed me that they are also in need of funds to go towards refurbishing the stables - the roof leaks, and they need ~£10,000 for new suitable one! 

The Impact

If you contribute to this little film you will be helping to publicise the Annual Goat Race which in turn will help raise more needed funds for Spitalfields City Farm, and awareness of other City farms in London, and Worldwide. 

Many of us live in built up cites and don't have time to visit the countryside or spend time with animals like many of us used to when we were younger. These farms are very important places where people can take out time from their busy lives to remind us of a simpler life.

Other Ways You Can Help

Even if you can't afford to contribute financially, helping me spread the word via Social Networking sites such as Twitter or Facebook would help a lot.

My twitter is

Twitter for the two City Farms in London taking part in this film: 

Spitalfields City Farm:

Mudchute City Farm:

Facebook Page for the Goat Race:

Thanks so much for taking the time to read this!

And I hope you enjoy the promo video for this Film : )

Donna Lipowitz

Producer/ Director "The Goat Race"


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  • £5GBP
    Carrot & Apple Snacks

    You will get a thank you on the credits and an online link to the film *£2.50 will go towards a lovely Carrot & Apple treat bundle for the goats *£2.50 will go towards my own food expenses during the shoot & miscl. extras like the fee for this Indigogo Campaign

    3 out of 10 claimed
    Estimated delivery: May 2013
  • £10GBP
    Bale of hay to travel

    You will get a thank you on the credits and a link to the film online *£5 will go towards buying a bale of hay for the goats *£5 will go towards my public transport costs getting around London to make the film. The tube is expensive!

    4 out of 10 claimed
    Estimated delivery: May 2013

    Sack of Food sounds good!

    You will get a thank you on the credits and a link to the film online, and a DVD copy of the film. *£10 will buy a sack of food for the goats *£10 will help towards costs for my maintaing my sound recording equipment

    5 out of 5 claimed
    Estimated delivery: May 2013
  • £25GBP
    Goat Autograph

    This is a special bonus perk just added, you will receive an Autograph/ Hoof print from either Barney or Bella. I will go out to the farm, take the print, and film myself doing it., for your personal amusement. You will also get your name on the credits and a link to the film online of course. Your contribution will go towards expenses for my new Fabulous Co-Editor Jonathan, and I'll throw in some carrots for the Goats as well ; )

    1 out of 5 claimed
    Estimated delivery: May 2013
  • £50GBP
    Goat Coat CPU

    You will get a thank you on the credits, an online link to the film, a DVD copy too if you wish, and a Goat Sponsorship for one of the goats of your choice at Spitalfields City Farm. *£25 Will buy a new Coat for a Goat! *£25 Will help towards the extra hardrive space I need to be able to edit the film

    1 out of 4 claimed
    Estimated delivery: May 2013
  • £100GBP
    Medicine & Music

    You will get a thank you on the credits, an online link to the film, a DVD copy of the film, A Goat Sponsorship for one of the goats of your choice at Spitalfields City Farm, and the Prize of all prizes, A special photo shoot with you and the Winner of the race, or your favourite goat, whichever is preferred. (*UK only) *£50 will pay for an Annual Vaccine for one of the goats *£50 will contribute towards the fee for an original soundtrack for the Film by a professional Composer

    0 out of 2 claimed
    Estimated delivery: May 2013
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