Toronto: Canadian Film Center Pacts With Indiegogo to Lift Local Filmmakers

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The crowdfunding site will tailor support for emerging directors

Crowdfunding site Indiegogo has pacted with Norman Jewison's Canadian Film Center to help support and mentor Canada's emerging filmmakers.

The industry partnership will see CFC residents and alumni secure one-on-one support and discounted fees from Indiegogo.

The first film to exploit the partnership is CFC producer alum Jordan Walker and director Jeremy LaLonde’s How To Plan An Orgy In A Small Town, which raised $61,057 via Indiegogo, exceeding a $50,000 goal.

"For the past six years, Indiegogo has been a base for Canadian filmmakers to unleash their stories to the world, building an audience and raising funds along the way," Ayah Norris, Indiegogo’s Toronto-based Canadian film lead, said in a statement Sunday.

Norris added the CFC partnership aimed to support emerging talent and the Canadian film industry overall.

Indiegogo has also pacted with the Documentary Organization of Canada and the Canadian film website Twitch Film.