Film directors turn to fans for funds

Iron Sky, a hit film at last year's Berlinale, raised $2m through crowd-funding.

    Independent film directors are increasingly turning to crowd-funding to help finance their work.

    Iron Sky, a hit film at last year's Berlinale, managed to raise around $2m through donations and became the first large production to use the crowd-funding technique.

    Crowd-funded films take audience participation to a new level.

    But fans might not always get what they pay for.

    Al Jazeera's Phil Lavelle reports from the Berlin Film Festival.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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