Sunday, August 31, 2008

1st Bootstrap Film Fest

The 1st Bootstrap Film Fest on June 26, 2008 was a huge success. Five films by Bootstrap Film members were featured:  Little Dove, Open House, Snake Pit, Mystic Cab, and Art Erotica.  Bootstrap member, B-side powered the film fest website.

We had a great turnout, people loved the films, people learned about the bootstrapping process and how it applies to film and we turned a profit.

Can't beat that. With the success, you can be assured that there will be a 2nd Bootstrap Film Festival.

You can check out the Q&A session on the podcast which was sent out to BD Tech Daily.  This BootRap Podcast includes an introduction by Bootstrap Film Subgroup lead, Brandy Rainey Amstel and a dialogue with the filmmakers: Nils Juul-Hansen (Mystic Cab - director), Jason Howell (Art Erotica), James Mays (Mystic Cab - actor) and Bijoy Goswami (Mystic Cab - writer/actor).

The bootstrap filmmakers share their stories of bootstrapping their films, leveraging social capital with an effective value 10x more than the cash budget, how constraint creates innovation, demo/sell/build, the difference between a "bootstrapper who makes films" vs a "filmmaker who bootstraps", Bootstrap vs Indie filmmaking, stages of bootstrap, and distribution.

Pictures from the festival on Facebook. 

Click below to hear podcast.

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