86 IFFU launches the crowdfunding campaign at Spilnokosht. Make donation and choose your gift!
The money collected is to cover part of the screening rights, the arrival of special guests as well as translation and subtitling services.
Under the rules of “Spilnokosht”, each contributor is free to choose the size of their donation, as well as one of the rewards prepared by the organizers. The prize pool on offer from us includes festival passes, branded souvenirs and exclusive gifts from the team.
The decision to engage a crowdfunding campaign was made due to an increase in scale: the festival’s audience has multiplied tenfold over the four years of its existence.”86″ relies primarily on cooperation with international funds and organisations in terms of funding’, says Nadiia Parfan, the festival’s creative director. ‘Work on each subsequent edition of the festival begins as soon as the previous one comes to an end. We go rummaging for money each year, collecting the necessary amounts from scratch and in a patchwork fashion, which is both effort-consuming and risky. Therefore, working in precarious conditions, we remain financially vulnerable. Our task is to amortise the risks, to find reliable backers and to receive the funds for the forthcoming festival within a reasonable time-frame.’
Following last year’s edition, the festival has already managed to win the competition of the Ministry of Culture of Ukraine and to find several partners, including the ‘Current Times’ TV channel and the EWS Foundation. They are prepared to cover part of the expenses.
The campaign will run for two months, from February to March. It is planned to accumulate 120 thousand hryvnias. The idea of “86” is supported by the International Renaissance Foundation which is prepared to double the amount collected using a grant program, should the crowdfunding goals be met. The items to be covered by crowdfunding are not limited to film screening rights and translation services, but also span technical support, art project organisation and food court logistics.
The 5th Festival of Film and Urbanism “86” is to be held in Slavutych between May 9 and 13, 2018.