Crowdfunding Highlights

NYWIFT Member Jelena Puskic is raising funds for her short film, Twins. The film follows estranged twin sisters on a journey to re-connect. Vastly different lifestyles and personal issues get in the way. This is Jelena’s first film after graduating from New York Film Academy. Learn more and donate.


NYWIFT Members Sarah Beim and Katherine Filaseta are crowdfunding for their upcoming project, cataclysm.begins. In a dystopian future where free speech isn’t what’s promised; queer teenage twins are forced to learn the hard way when a private conversation gets leaked online. The mission with this project is to bring awareness to real world issues that the LGBTQIA+ community are facing, especially the younger generation. The deadline to donate is Oct 6. Learn more and donate.


NYWIFT member Mohana Rajakumar is crowdfunding for her web mini series, A Diwali Dilemma. Mala is a 30-something who is wasting her life away. Which is why the spirits of her 3 mentors visit to try and help set her straight. This is an adaptation of the well known holiday story A Christmas Carol, with a feminine Desi twist. The cast include a talented group of non-union actors with combined credits from Netflix, AppleTV+ and Disney+. The web series is set to launch this November 2023. Learn more and donate.


Indiegogo has launched a free online resource for filmmakers looking to crowdfund – The Indiegogo Arts Campaign Handbook. The handbook includes:

  • Expert guidance on launching a crowdfunding campaign in the arts world
  • Learn how to take your project from concept to distribution
  • Crowdfunding Support & Resources

Learn more.


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