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We understand it is hard for emerging filmmakers to get their films off the ground, so we want to be the first backer to support your film. For selected projects, we offer 3 main perks to make sure your crowdfunding campaign gets off to a good start!

Third Beacon just joined us on the FBI program. They are an all-around post-production house here in chicago, and they will be providing all the post-production services to FBI participants.

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We will provide the gear and post-production you need for your pitch video production. Your pitch video will be one of the most important tools for you to attract backers, so we want to make sure we can help you to do it right.

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Crowdfunding campaign doesn’t run itself, and you will need marketing support. Our marketing team will work closely with you to help you market your campaign and help you gain visibility.

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We want to help you even after your crowdfunding. So we are also providing credit that you can use for your final film. This also includes credits for gear rental and post-production. Each production may be awarded up to $5,000 total credit.

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  • working on any type of film, including documentary, drama, music video, and etc

  • planning to shoot your film in the midwest

  • at least 18 years old

  • follow us on Instagram and Facebook

  • subscribe to our email newsletter

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STEP 1: SEND IN YOUR SUBMISSION - Each round of submission ends on the 10th of each month.

STEP 2: MEET WITH US - We select up to 5 projects each round to have a detailed discussions on the project before we make our final decisions.

STEP 3: FINAL SELECTION ANNOUNCEMENT - We will announce up to 3 selections each month to receive our supports.

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Each month by the 10th - The deadline for this month’s submission, if you submit after the deadline, your submission will be considered for next month

Each month by the 20th - All meeting invitations sent out

Each month by the 25th - Announcement for final decision, all projects are contacted.

We review projects on a monthly basis, and we encourage you to submit a few months before of your campaign so that we have enough time to coordinate.

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If you’re not selected:

It doesn’t mean your project is not good, we just don’t have the capacity to support every film. Please submit for next round and we would be more than happy to review your project again.

If you’re selected:

Congratulations! We will get in touch with you as soon as possible to discuss final details on how we can support you on your film.

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  • For the pitch video, we will provide equipment in our inventory, and the equipment is subject to availability on a first-come-first-serve basis. We do not provide equipment that outside of our inventory for free. The total rental value of the equipment should not exceed a total of $1,000. Post-production service should not exceed a total of 10 billable hours.

  • Participants are responsible for providing sufficient insurance for equipment rental.

  • The gear & post-production credit can not be redeemed to cash.

  • If the credit doesn’t cover the full cost of the equipment, and you are not using your own equipment, you are required to work with Eleven04 first to satisfy your equipment needs. We will do our best to help you secure the best rate possible in the city. However, if we are unable to satisfy your needs, we will recommend the best resources for you.

  • Depending on the specific needs of each project, we will reward different amount of credits. Eleven04 and Third Beacon’s rewards are not attached, and each company will decide which project they want to back.

  • Every project selected will have a determined time period, you need to take advantage of the perks within the time period.

  • Eleven04 will work with you to produce BTS materials for marketing purpose.

  • The participant is responsible for providing sufficient insurance coverage subject to Eleven04’s standard insurance policy.

  • This initiative is also subjected to Eleven04’s standard terms & conditions

  • All rights reserved by Eleven04 and Third Beacon.