Aussie-first government agency gives 3:1 funding for crowdfunded films
In an Australian first, Pozible is very proud to be partnering with ScreenWest, the West Australian screen agency, as part of a bold new initiative that will match and incentive crowdfunding through government funding.
The 3 to 1
initiative will see ScreenWest contribute $250,000 towards West Australian filmmakers making exciting new screen content for digital audiences.
As an incentive scheme, ScreenWest will kick between $15,000 and $150,000 for each film that manages to successfully crowdfund a quarter of their total budget.
In other words that means for every dollar you raise, ScreenWest will give you three bucks!
Here’s how it works:
Step 1: Apply to be part of the exciting 3 to 1 program
If you are a West Australian filmmaker, apply to ScreenWest before November 12. Screen West will officially put the call out for applications in a few weeks.
Your idea should be a standalone narrative screen project that can be fully funded through 3 to 1, preferably a project that is intended for a digital audience.
If you’re an emerging or established filmmaker in WA, and you’ve got an idea for a web series, a short film, an interactive documentary or any great screen project, here is your chance.
For the full guidelines, visit the ScreenWest website
Step 2: Attend a 3 to 1 workshop
ScreenWest and Pozible together will invite filmmakers who’ve already run successful crowdfunding campaigns to give you the low-down on how to get the most of out of the crowd.
The first workshop will be held on August 15 in Perth.
Step 3: Launch your Pozible campaign
In December, ScreenWest will launch all of the Pozible campaigns for the projects.
Every project will be featured on ScreenWest’s 3 to 1 collection page, and film lovers will be invited to pledge support for the films, and receive great rewards.
Each project that successfully reaches its target (from $5000 to $50,000) from the general public will automatically be awarded ScreenWest.
It’s a race to the finish though, because the ScreenWest funds will be awarded on a first in best dressed basis.
To be eligible for ScreenWest funding, each project must have:
- At least 40 individual supporters
- With a maximum of $2000 for any individual supporter
to get started.
If you are a funding body, corporate or philanthropic organisation interested in match funding, please get in touch: