National Film and Television School Teams with Kickstarter to Launch NFTS Platform!September 02, 2018
The UK’s National Film and Television School (NFTS) has teamed with crowdfunding website Kickstarter to launch NFTS Platform!, an initiative to support students at the school with extra-curricular projects.
The collaboration marks the first time Kickstarter has made an official partnership with a UK film body.
The scheme will support six to ten projects with on a bi-annual basis with their fundraising efforts on the site. Projects will be chosen by a specialist panel chaired by Jon Wardle, NFTS director.
To improve their chances of reaching funding targets, Kickstarter will also provide mentoring to creators of the selected projects and advertise them to users of the site, partly through a dedicated NFTS page.
It is open to current students of the school, with NFTS support mainly taking the form of facilities and equipment for the films. They will also make a small financial contribution to each project.
The NFTS said: ‘The aim of the endeavour is to get the students used to using crowdfunding as one of the routes they can use to get films funded after graduation.’