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Seattle Transmedia & Independent Film Festival needs funding to provide a free gallery space for STIFF Transmedia Installations,  2015.
Seattle Transmedia & Independent Film Festival needs funding to provide a free gallery space for STIFF Transmedia Installations, 2015.
76 backers pledged $5,692 to help bring this project to life.

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We are The Seattle Transmedia & Independent Film Festival

Trans-me-di-a: noun: a convergence of multiple forms of media to tell a story, either simultaneously or asynchronously.

Eleven Years ago we were founded as the Seattle True Independent Film Festival. During our first 10 years we showed over 1000 films created in the pioneering spirit of true independence. This year we are expanding our reach to include Transmedia storytellers. For STIFF’s 11th Year we plan to create a Gallery Space in the University District to feature Transmedia Projects from around the world.

Not every story is meant to be presented in a theater in front of a crowd. Many Transmedia projects work best in a gallery setting where the individual viewer can take their time to interact and explore the complex world created by the artist.

We envision a gallery space that will be Free and Open to the Public during the festival from May 2nd – 10th. Our mission is to introduce Seattle and the World to the burgeoning possibilities that Transmedia has to offer. We need your support to make this happen! 

Press from the last 10 years-

Rather than pluck along as second fiddle for another 10 years, STIFF has done what I wish more regional festivals would do: rebrand for the future. As of this year STIFF now stands for the Seattle Transmedia Independent Film Festival, putting the focus squarely on “web series, video game concepts, storytelling apps for mobile phone and tablet, and social media narratives.” - Filmmaker Magazine 2014

As STIFF nears the end of its first decade, the festival continues to go strongly into the future. While many more people will attend SIFF or at least say they did, the local color of STIFF is important for Seattle, its local filmmakers and its community of supporters. - Seattle Star 2013

STIFF is more than a simple affront to the establishment and proves it has solidified a more complicated identity. - Indiewire 2011

Examples of the projects we hope to feature-  

Second Screen

Video Game Gallery Courtesy of: 

Interactive Apps/Websites

Digital Comics

Video/Digital Art

Virtual Reality

 Seattle Transmedia & Independent Film Festival 2015

Risks and challenges

We have traveled to several other festivals that present work in a gallery environment. We plan to borrow/rent quite a bit of technology that even after this Kickstarter is funded we still will not be able to purchase. A risk is that we will not be able to locate these items that are available for loan or rent and will be forced to scale back on the number of artists we plan to present.

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    Pledge $20 or more About $20

    STIFF Digital support. Will or Tim will provide a social media "shout out," and a year-round website presence as one of our Transmedia supporters.

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    Pledge $50 or more About $50

    Still a little unclear what Transmedia means? Let us help you answer that question. For the low cost of $50, you will be invited to an exclusive first look at all of the amazing new works we will be exhibiting this year at our new Transmedia Gallery. Delicious snacks and beverages provided. Huzzah!

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    All Access Pass to EVERYTHING STIFF! Once this category sells out, ALL ALL ACESS PASSES WILL BE GONE. Now I've finished writing in all caps, however there's MORE... With said passes, you'll gain access to screenings, the Transmedia Gallery, sweet parties, and priority admissions at all of these rad events.

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    Pledge $500 or more About $500

    The Doulah level. You are helping ease us into the new world of childbearing. We are bearing the Child that is Seattle Transmedia & Independent Film Festival. For your gentle efforts you will receive a screening party for all of your friends, of a film of your choice at the STIFF Corporate offices, along with Best of Fest 2015. There will be free beverages and snacks. Organic of course.

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    Pledge $750 or more About $750

    Festival VIP!
    Bring 3 of your friends to the Red Carpet Party and Festival with their own All-Access Passes and 4 STIFF T-Shirts. Exclusive Transmedia Gallery Access for you and your friends for a full hour to experience the installations without interruption or waiting in line. Enjoy a round of beverages and an appetizer on us at the Lucid Lounge.

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    Your business will be featured at the festival, with your logo prominently displayed on our banner, badges, and pre-film slideshow properties, along with our website and social media outreach (Last year our 2014 Festival sponsor logos and press coverage were re-tweeted, shared, liked and tagged tens of thousands of times). You will also receive 10 all-access passes for family or business colleagues.

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    Executive Producer of STIFF 2015*
    You are a hero. You will be remembered in the Halls of STIFF for millenia to come. You are Ragnar Lothbrok! And as deserves a king, you will be treated as such. Personal invitation to a catered 1 hour event at the STIFF Transmedia Gallery with 15 of your subjects, 15 ALL-Access Passes, 15 STIFF "True Independent" T-shirts to don displaying your courage and fearlessness at vanquishing such a high pledge foe. If you so desire, and can summon the depth of courage it takes to produce a (up to 30 second commercial), we will proudly display your masterwork prior to each screening. In addition great Knight, you will be our official sponsor of the STIFF Transmedia Gallery, with much aplomb and fanfare.

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