New Voice CrowdFunding Rally

In Partnership with Seed&Spark and Band of Outsiders

We are in search of the next great series. Are you making the next Mr. Robot, Transparent, or Insecure? Are you creating serial content about a cast of characters who have yet to make it to the mainstream? We want it!

This crowdfunding rally is for original series in pre-production, ready to build their audiences and shoot their first episode or teaser. Support provided by Mastercard and Fullscreen.

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Grand Prize – Awarded at SeriesFest: Season Three in June 2017

  • A television development deal with Band of Outsiders
  • $30,000 cash, plus pitching expenses (travel and board)
  • Coaching meetings

Fullscreen Straight to Series Prize – For projects with protagonists 18–25 years old. Awarded in early 2017.

  • $50,000 or more to make an entire series for Fullscreen
  • Premiere the series at SeriesFest: Season Three in 2017

Filmmaker Gift Box – For any project that reaches 1,000 followers

  • $8000 in production goods and services (full list here)
  • Premiere the series at SeriesFest: Season Three in 2017

How it works

Launch Campaign
Start a project and launch your crowdfunding campaign for at least $10,000 on Seed&Spark. You must raise enough to be able to shoot the pilot or teaser for your series. All campaigns will run from September 12 - October 14, 2016. Submissions are open now until September 1, 2016.

Build Your Audience
You must gather at least 1,000 followers to your Seed&Spark campaign during the campaign period. Followers include all contributors, but they also include anyone who clicks the “follow” button from your campaign page to receive email updates.

Engage Your Audience
To stay qualified, filmmakers must post 2 project updates per week during their 30-day crowdfunding campaign; at least 1 project update during your campaign must contain video content original to the campaign.

Shoot Your Pilot
Use the funds raised during your successful crowdfunding campaign to shoot the first episode or teaser for your series before March 31, 2017.

Grow Your Audience
Continue to grow your followers during production by posting a minimum of 2 video updates per month from October- April. The 10 finalists are determined by what is produced, as well as the greatest number of followers by April 1, 2017.