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NYFA Partners with CrowdFunder

The National Youth Film Academy has announced an exciting new partnership that will help young filmmakers secure the funding they need to produce their own independent productions.

The National Youth Film Academy has teamed up with Crowdfunder, the number one crowdfunding platform in the UK, to create a platform where young filmmakers looking to get funding for a short film can present their ideas to friends, family and other members of the National Youth Film Academy.

Would-be investors are able to browse a variety of pitches for different films and also have a range of options when deciding how much to give towards a project.

Members on the National Youth Film Academy’s SetReady Programme will be the first to benefit from this new partnership. They have already received guidance from the team at Crowdfunder on how to create a successful crowdfunding campaign, and next week, each group will be presenting a five-minute pitch for their films, live on the National Youth Film Academy Facebook page.

Rob Earnshaw, the founder of the National Youth Film Academy, has spoken about his excitement at the launch of the new partnership.

He said, “This new partnership with Crowdfunder is an amazing opportunity for our SetReady students. This will be able to learn about the funding process for a short film, and the new platform will give them the best chance to secure as much funding as possible to create some amazing films.

“We hope that in the future this partnership will enable more young filmmakers to make their own film ideas into a reality and aid in discovering new exciting talent within the film industry.”

Dawn Bebe, Director & Co-founder, Crowdfunder, said “Crowdfunding is a brilliant way for talent in the creative industries to get their idea funded and happening – especially in the current climate.

“Working with the National Youth Film Academy, supported by our partner the Creative Industries Federation as part of our PayItForward campaign, we hope we can make this the springboard for the next generation of world-class creative talent to emerge from the UK.”

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