At Cine Circle we aim to connect, educate and provide work and funding opportunities for independent filmmakers. Increasing numbers of people are entering the industry every year, often finding that they have very few work opportunities and difficulties connecting with potential colleagues and employers.
Through our networking events we aim to encourage filmmakers to meet and build professional relationships, with each other, employers and experts in different fields of filmmaking.
We also hold a variety of workshops, speakers and panel discussion and crowdfunding courses to educate independent filmmakers on how to develop, finance, create and distribute their films.
Finally we hold a variety of competitions with a variety of prizes which help filmmaker bring their visions to the screen.
When I first started out as film producer I was completely lost as to where I can find funding for short films and micro budget features. I'd apply for every grant, investor scheme and screenplay competition I could find and I would never hear back so I decided to take matters into my own hands and green light my own project through crowdfunding.
But it's not that easy... if you've ever tried crowdfunding you know. Where do I find hundreds of backers and thousands of pounds from? Who would give money to my campaign except for maybe immediate friends and family? What steps do I need to take to make the campaign A SUCCESS? I want to show you exactly how I funded multiple film projects through crowdfunding, one of which was a short film that raised over £30,000. In this intensive webinar I will walk you through the essential steps that you will need to take to have a successful campaign. Every time I get these 4 steps right my campaigns get funded. The great thing? You can do every single one of these steps, completely by yourself, out of your bedroom. So if you're stuck at home for the next few weeks you can take this time to master crowdfunding and set your film campaign up for success. This is suitable for anyone who is considering launching a campaign, in the middle of a campaign that's not going as planned, or simply for people who want to learn more about the process.
TESTIMONIALS: 'It was super informative, much more so than all of the crowdfunding seminars I’ve previously attended at film festivals...' 'Highly informative, very thorough, and ultimately - extremely useful. ZB presents with simplicity and clarity and is easy to follow, both in his speech and slides.' ‘I was unsure about crowdfunding my next short documentary but the webinar filled me with ideas and knowledge to move it forward with confidence.’ ‘I liked the balance of information from a statistical platform as well as personal experience. The course didn't shy away from the difficulty of the task.’ 'It was very informative but most importantly helped me connect with my deeper reason for the making of my film. I feel very empowered now to get people on board and eventually raise the funds for a film that I now deeply realise matters a lot.'
ABOUT THE SPEAKER: ZB SIWEK is a film producer at Thunderhawk Pictures and the founder of Cine Circle. He has personally raised over £50,000 for his own crowdfunding campaigns including "The Power of One Coin" which won multiple international festival awards and received countless nominations as well as the action sci-fi short film "The Verge". He currently works as a crowdfunding coach and digital marketing specialist. He also helped filmmakers raise thousands through fundraising events, and pitching competitions.