Indiegogo and the Canadian Film Centre — the country’s premiere accelerator of professional film, TV, acting, music, and digital media talent — have struck a new partnership that will see CFC residents and alumni (which number over 1,600) gain access to one-on-one support and discounted platform fees with Indiegogo.
The pact will be announced today (Sunday) at the CFC’s annual BBQ Fundraiser, held at its headquarters on Toronto’s historic Windfields Estate.
Since its 2008 launch, Indiegogo has since strong growth in Canada, with a 50% increase in funds raised in Canada over the past year. Earlier this year, the crowdfunding platform made similar partnerships with the Documentary Organization of Canada, and Toronto-based website Twitch Film.
CFC producer alum Jordan Walker and director Jeremy LaLonde’s “How To Plan an Orgy in a Small Town” is the first film under the partnership, and follows on the heels of Lalonde’s 2012 Indiegogo success with his first feature, “Sex After Kids,” which raised CAN$61,057, exceeding its $50,000 goal. “Orgy” has a Sept. 13 close date, and has already exceeded its $70,000 goal.
“I’m in awe of the creativity coming from our Canadian filmmakers,” said Indiegogo’s Canadian film lead Ayah Norris. “Our collaborations with leading film organizations like the CFC and DOC are part of our ongoing commitment to support emerging talent, and the Canadian industry as a whole.”