Vimeo Launches $500,000 Initiative That Will Support Crowdfunded Films
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Vimeo Launches $500,000 Initiative That Will Support Crowdfunded Films


Unveiling a new initiative earlier today, Vimeo announced its continuing commitment to assisting indie filmmakers in distributing and exhibiting their films.

The program, called the Audience Development Fund, will provide filmmakers who have successfully raised $10,000 or more

through crowdfunding platforms like Indiegogo, Kickstarter and others, with access to tools and funds to help bring their

projects to market on Vimeo.

The details:


creators of distribution-ready films, Vimeo will grant free one-year PRO

accounts and access to a $500,000

Audience Development Fund to help select filmmakers market their projects.

Vimeo’s curation team will review qualifying films on leading crowdfunding

platforms, including Indiegogo, Kickstarter and Seed&Spark, and select

projects to receive PRO accounts and an advance for marketing support. Vimeo will

partner with these filmmakers to create campaigns on and off to

broaden film exposure and grow audiences in exchange for an exclusive digital premiere

window for distribution on Vimeo On Demand.


On Demand is Vimeo’s direct distribution/pay-per-view solution that enables all Vimeo

PRO subscribers/content creators to sell their work to the service’s built-in audience of over 149 million monthly unique viewers across a wide range of connected devices, all in HD quality. You can set your own terms – price, viewing format, geographical availability, etc.

Vimeo is committed to empowering filmmakers with the world’s best platform for direct distribution,” said Vimeo General Manager of Audience Networks, Greg Clayman. “While crowdfunding has changed the game in getting films made, Vimeo is taking the next step supporting filmmakers to get their work seen and purchased on Vimeo and across the web.”

For more

information regarding Vimeo On Demand, visit

Qualifying filmmakers interested in

having their work considered for the Audience Development Fund can email for more


And as always, make sure you read any and all fine print before signing your name on any agreements.

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