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.