This weekend we hosted our ‘How To Fund A Film’ workshop, an exploration into how EIS / SEIS / UK Tax credit and crowdfunding can be combined to get your film funded.
Some of the information was truly mind boggling, both in an accountancy way, but also an opportunity way. If you can find the right investors, with the right kind of tax bills(s), and hook up with either an accounts minded producer (or diver into the paperwork yourself) then you could be in a very sweet spot.
Ivan Clements ran the majority of the day, with accountant Doug Abbot swooping in after lunch to talk about the UK Tax Credit, and I rounded up the event with Crowdfunding. Then it was off to the bar for a very much needed drink.
We will run this class again, implementing everything we learned from this, the very first one we ran, and dates will be announced soon. If youwant info on when we run the next one, sign up here…
‘I finally get it!’
Andy Coughlan, Filmmaker
‘This workshop has certainly lit a fire and I’m now more determined than ever to implement what I have learned here today… I’ve never been so enthusiastic about accounting!’
Sej Dave, Producer
‘This course really simplified EIS/SEIS and presented it in such a way that it is very clear and concise. I definitely now feel I have enough info to fund a film with this scheme, all thanks to this course’.
Andy Blackburn, Writer/Producer/Director
‘This course has given me the confidence to go and do this. In four weeks time I will launch my SEIS film investment opportunity. Watch this space!’
Jan Willis, Producer
‘Today has given me enough confidence to prioritise a dream that I’ve never been financially minded enough to truly set in motion’.
‘This course has given me the tools to implement setting up my first LTD company and to get SEIS underway’.
Steel Wallis, Actor/Producer
‘I loved the workshop! Crowd funding got me excited and I’m ready to start something new within my community’.
Pitchou Siki Konde, Filmmaker
‘This morning I was stranded on the moon. This evening I have a spaceship to get me home! Brilliant and informative day with lots of networking opportunities’.
Jean Maye, Writer
‘I now know where to start and what questions I should be asking’.
Shayan Scott, Producer/Director
‘I just had the perfect vision of how to fully finance my next project!’.
Flaminia Graziadei, Director/Producer
‘Simply put: this ruled. Loved it. Head hurts, but loved it.’
‘It was an early start to get there in time from York, but it was very much worth it. Ivan and Doug’s knowledge and insight were fantastic. I’m just trying to dissect my notes now as I put together the business plan for my first feature.’
Onwards and upwards!