Sydney Underground Film Festival (SUFF) launched its very first crowd-funding campaign this month via the Pozible platfom. Pozible has made an alternative stream of revenue possible, and SUFF hopes to raise enough funds to run the Festival successfully in September 2014.
Rising costs and the demands of new technology mean SUFF needs $8,500 to fund key aspects of the Festival’s operations. SUFF is in its eighth year and pledges to work hard for its audiences and “say no to boring cinema”! However, Festival Director Katherine Berger is concerned time is ticking. “If we fail to meet our target we won’t see any of the donations because it’s an all or nothing campaign,” she said. “Without much-needed funding, SUFF is in danger of extinction.”
So far SUFF has received just over $2,600 via Pozible pledges. With only 44 days left of the campaign, SUFF needs all the love and support it can get.
The Festival will run from 4-7 September at The Factory Theatre, Marrickville, where more than 4000 film lovers will unite for four days of unique, bizarre and adventurous cinema. A small army of volunteers will help coordinate the Festival, donating their time and energy to ensure it runs smoothly.
The Pozible campaign has a range of packages available, including tickets, merchandise and a reward that provides benefactors with their very own SUFF dog tags. These dog tags provide entry into all sessions of the Festival (including the opening and closing events), and are strictly limited to the Pozible campaign. Also, you don’t need to pre-select sessions – you can decide on the fly what you want to see!