22 December, 2013

Funded! Atlanta Film Festival raises nearly $18,000 in #Artists2ATL campaign

Atlanta Film Festival director Christopher Escobar interviews Ray McKinnon
and the cast of "Rectify" at the 2013 festival.

The month-long campaign to raise $13,000 to bring more filmmakers to Atlanta for the 2014 Atlanta Film Festival has ended with great success. Passing the $13,000 goal on day 22, the festival secured the funds needed to more than triple its filmmaker travel budget. Kickstarter campaigns only work if you raise at least 100% of your set goal.

After 360 backers contributed a total of $17,909, the festival will now be able to use that money to pay for the filmmakers behind its 2014 lineup to attend the festival, enriching the experience for everyone involved.

The festival issued this statement on the campaign page:
Our profound thanks to the more than 300 backers who helped us raise meet and exceed our goal. Thanks to you, we'll be able to bring more filmmakers to the festival in the Spring of 2014 to share the experience with you.  
If you missed the funding deadline and want to secure your Pass to the festival, head over to this page. Just want to support the festival? This page can help you do that.
While this is a remarkable achievement, it is just one sign of the great things to come at the Atlanta Film Festival. No doubt on its way to being a destination festival for filmmakers and film-fans alike, the nearly 40-year-old organization is a cultural institution for the city, for Georgia and for the Southeast.

Stay tuned—in the coming weeks, we will preview some of the first films programmed for the 2014 lineup.

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