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How to Raise Money

Hints for embarking on the fundraising journey

by Michelle Coe

The original version of this article was published in The Independent Film and Video Monthly.

Probably the most common can-of-worms question pressing the emerging filmmaker is, How do I find money for my film? It’s never a simple question to answer, since film/video funding and financing involves a lot of time, research, skill, and perseverance. As competitive as the market is today, there is money out there, and with a little creative thinking it just might be yours.

The term “fundraising” implies that funds are given to you with no ...

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