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Sheffield Doc/Fest turns to the crowd

Sheffield Doc/Fest has launched a crowdfunding campaign ahead of its 20th anniversary next year, calling on doc lovers to support the UK festival amid a "climate of funding cuts."
October 4, 2012

Sheffield Doc/Fest has launched a crowdfunding campaign ahead of its 20th anniversary next year, calling on doc lovers to support the UK festival amid a “climate of funding cuts.”

The Sheffield Doc/Fest SuperConnector Fund, launched on crowdfunding site IndieGoGo, is aiming to raise US$25,000 by November 15.

In a statement issued today, the organization said: “We are asking everyone who has ever come to Sheffield Doc/Fest and loved it or got something great out of it to please consider helping us in our mammoth fundraising job for next year’s Festival. In this climate of funding cuts, we need a little bit of your support to help us to keep making a difference in documentary.”

All donors are named and thanked in the fundraising campaign and on the festival’s website (unless they request to remain anonymous), and the festival is offering a range of incentives – including hoodies, t-shirts, badges and mugs – for those who donate.

Check out the campaign video below, and visit the campaign on IndieGoGo here.

About The Author
Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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