LiveTree has partnered with the British Film Institute to support emerging British film talent. To launch this partnership, LiveTree and the British Film Institute (BFI) developed the Future Film Raw Short campaign to support emerging film talent across the UK.
Future Film Raw Short competition
The Future Film Raw Short competition allows aspiring filmmakers to crowdfund and promote their film project. A filmmaker enters their film proposal by setting up a crowdfund and promotion campaign on the LiveTree platform. This starts the crowdfunding and promotion process for their film project.
LiveTree and the BFI then pick a selection of winning projects who will be awarded an additional £500 funding –on top of their film’s crowdfunding results– and access to BlackMagic cameras to shoot their film project. The winners will be announced at the 10th BFI Future Film Festival, 15-19 February 2017. The festival is the UK’s most important industry film festival for young filmmakers aged 16-25.
Filmmakers that wish to take part can create their project on the LiveTree Future Film Raw Shorts campaign page to enter the competition.
Socially conscious crowdfunding platform
LiveTree is a socially conscious crowdfunding platform focused on supporting creative projects. Uniquely, LiveTree doesn’t just fund projects, it connects creative communities. Bloggers, influencers, suppliers, brands and charities share the success of the project. They earn branch commission when they promote a project, meaning all the marketing isn’t down to a project creator. More importantly, the community will continually support creators throughout their journey.
The British Film Institute
The British Film Institute (BFI) was founded in 1933 as a charity governed by a Royal Charter. It combines cultural, creative and industrial roles, brings together the BFI National Archive and BFI Reuben Library, film distribution, exhibition and education at BFI Southbank and BFI IMAX, publishing and festivals.
The BFI awards Lottery funding to film production, distribution, education, audience development and market intelligence and research.
BFI Film Forever
The Future Film Raw Short campaign is part of the BFI’s ‘Film Forever’ five-year strategic plan for 2012-2017 to support UK film. The plan covers all BFI activities and is based around three priorities – education and audiences, support for the UK film industry and unlocking film heritage.