Open Design Movie Nights launches with crowdfunding premiere in Cape Town
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Tue, 02 Aug 2016 11:26
CAPITAL C poster

Crowd Funding is a growing worldwide phenomenon that is changing the way people create, sell and promote. It is changing fund raising and business development. It is a paradigm shift, it is also sometimes misunderstood.

Thundafund, South Africa’s leading crowdfunding platform announced the South African premiere of the award winning CAPITAL C, the first feature length documentary about the crowdfunding revolution.

On Thursday 11 August 2016 Thundafund are partnering with Open Design Cape Town to launch the Open Design Movie Nights with this compelling and inspiring film.

CAPITAL C, itself is the result of crowdfunding (586 backers = $84 000 = ZAR1.25million), followed more than 24 crowdfunders as they started out with their projects. Three of these stories form the core of CAPITAL C.
In 2010, Film makers Timon Birkhofer and Jψrg M. Kundinger found themselves in the middle of a little known concept called crowdfunding.

Over the years, they supported dozens of campaigns including engineering of 3D printers, developing virtual reality glasses, farmers making organic popcorn, comic book creators and filmmakers of both Sundance and Oscar-winning movies. Hundreds of new ideas were brought to life and that is where they found inspiration to create their own film.

Timon says, “Our film is dedicated to those who wake up every day with this inner urgency to create and to those who dare to pursue their dreams.”

Jψrg adds, “Crowdfunding is the right to do things on your own terms with the help of the crowd, our movie was made by just two guys, but with the help of 586 backers from more than 24 countries, without them, a film like this would have never been possible.

Patrick Schofield, CEO of Thundafund says, “We are thrilled to be bringing CAPITAL C to South Africa and to help launch the Open Design Movie Nights with such an inspiring film. The stories in the film are a testament to the crowd funding concept, and the understanding it brings to how crowdfunding can work is crystal clear. An entertaining movie is a great way to gain that knowledge.

Thundafund are committed to developing crowdfunding in South Africa. We believe that by activating our own communities we can build prosperity, coming together to back South African creatives and innovators. In 5 years time people will see crowdfunding as a no-brainer when it comes to launching a new idea or project. Crowdfunding is the ultimate in the democratisation of finance and CAPITAL C tells that story”

Kevin Allen, African Crowdfunding Association adds, "Crowdfunding offers African Communities the ability come together and build a sustainable African economy. It is a financial enabler and presents the best opportunity for financial inclusion."

CAPITAL C premieres at The Labia Theatre on 12 August at 18h15 as part of Open Design Cape Town’s Festival Movie Nights. Book at Webtickets or with The Labia Box Office.

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