Filmmaker Toolkit

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Below are some of our favorite audience-building tools to help you communicate with your growing crowd in the most effective way possible.

Up Your Design Skills With Canva


A free, online tool to beef up your image and design game, Canva helps you easily create and customize great visuals to promote and amplify your campaign. Edit photos, resize, crop, add text, stickers, borders, and other elements. Did we mention it’s free?

Submit to Festivals with Film Freeway

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When you’re looking to get your completed project out into the world, there’s no better tool than Film Freeway. They’ve partnered with over 5,000 of the world’s best festivals (and counting!) to connect filmmakers and creators with audiences all over the world. They’ve made the process of submitting to film festivals as easy as can be!

Bring Some Panache To Your Updates


The internet communicates in gifs, and Giphy is your visual dictionary. Animated gifs can liven up your social media posts and campaign updates, and Giphy is the best source to find the perfect ( and diverse! ) gif.

Stay On Top Of Your Social Media Game


The best way to manage your social media all in one place. Hoosuite gives you the ability to cross-post across multiple platforms and even schedule posts. It’s a vital tool for any crowdfunding campaign.

Stay Connected To Your Audience With MailChimp


We’re hard pressed to find a better email marketing tool than MailChimp. Their robust customization and automation should be any filmmakers dream come true when it comes staying connected to your audience before, during and after your crowdfunding campaign.

Amplify Your Campaign With Thunderclap


An easy way to get friends and fans to come together, Thunderclap allows your supporters to lend their Twitter followings to you to spread the word about a single topic or update, all at the same time. It’s easy, free, and effective, and a great way for people to support without lending money.

Up your storage game with G-Tech


High performance, portable drives for all your storage needs, from storing, transferring, editing to distributing content. Make your workflow simpler, better and faster. Use code VIP10 for (Outlet Store products are excluded)



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