Creators of color.
Mary Ann Marino
Talleah Bridges McMahon
What types of projects are eligible?
This rally is for series of any genre by creators of color.
Does the project have to be ready to go into production?
Not at all! You should be raising money towards the production of a series pilot (if short form) or teaser (if long form). The purpose is to start building your audience and to advance your project to the next phase.
When should I submit and launch my campaign on Seed&Spark?
You can submit your project as soon as you want, but you must submit by August 17, 2018 at the latest for the feedback process. This allows enough time for our crowdfunding specialists to review your campaign and provide personalized feedback. Your campaign must be approved for launch by 5 pm PST on August 31, 2018.
How long will the Keep It Colorful crowdfunding campaigns run?
All participating campaigns will launch at 9 am PST on September 4, 2018, and end at 9 pm PST on October 4, 2018.
What happens after the crowdfunding ends?
The end of your campaign is just the beginning! If you get the green light (raise 80% of your goal), we begin to transfer the funds and you get to work fulfilling incentives, updating your supporters and making your project.
If you raise at least 100% of your goal (in cash, not including loans) and have a minimum of 500 campaign followers, you'll have 10 days to submit your pitch materials for the BLACK&SEXY TV and Color Farm Media prizes. (Don't worry, we'll email you all those details when you become eligible.) And of course, the funds will be transferred, you'll fulfill your incentives and (most importantly!) be one giant step closer to making your film!
When will the finalists be announced?
Colorful crowdfunding Rally finalists will be announced on October 8, 2018.
When will the winners be announced?
All winners will be announced and notified in late October 2018.
Are there still benefits if I don’t win?
The answer is a big, fat YES! ALL filmmakers who gather 250 or more followers are eligible for Seed&Sparks Filmmaker Rewards, worth over $9,000 in production, post, distribution and marketing perks, as well as festival fee waivers. More importantly, by raising funds and gathering an audience on Seed&Spark, participants take control of their creative future, creating a path to their own sustainable filmmaking career. And that's the biggest win out we can think of.
I’m not a filmmaker or creator. Can I still get involved with Keep It Colorful?
We’d love for you to help us Keep It Colorful, even if you aren’t a creator yourself! Attend one of our in-person educational events and be sure to fund/follow/share the rally campaigns when they go live! Get the details and sign up for updates. And be sure to register to vote — representation matters in media and in government.
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