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One-of-a-kind,first time event w/the functionality of a film fest, celebrating TV: its history, where it is now, and where it's headed

Dear Backers

We DID IT! We hit our minimum -- please remember it is just that a minimum amount needed to start festival-ing. Like other projects on Kickstarter, this is just the foundation. Please send what you can, help us pass the target, and if possible COME it will be a grand party and tickets are cheapo now! 

If you need any assistance or have any problems with pledging, please email TV@atxfestival.com.

UPDATE (2/14)  @LizTigelaar added to $25 Tweet Reward!

UPDATE (2/12):  Support TV being equal to film -- and getting its very own Festival. Whether your favorite series is under appreciated or mainstream, or if you can attend the festival in June or not, pledge what you can.  No one seems to believe us, but $1 helps!   With about a week left, we are stoked to only have 35% to go!  We know most of you have been waiting to swoop in during the final hour and buy your ticket/support the cause.  

You might be asking, "What IS a TV Festival?"  Don't worry, most people do. There are thousands of film and music festivals, in and out of Austin, but few that touch on Television.  We are celebrating the medium: looking back at its history (classics, never picked up pilots, cancelled-too-soon series), where it is now (current hits on all networks), and where it's headed (new series, streaming, "indie" TV).  

The Festival has the functionality of traditional film festivals, spotlighting television instead of movies through: premieres, screenings, Q&As with cast and creators, panels that discuss industry topics, and parties.  The result is an event with attendees that are both fans and industry, as opposed to most events of this nature that are solely for one or another. 

We've made our home in Austin -- a city filled with music, film, and TV.  Texas has a thriving television community, making shows like Friday Night Lights, ABC Family's The Lying Game, and the upcoming reboot of Dallas.  It won't be too hot in June as summer series kick off, and Network Upfronts will have already announced the new season's line up.

Don't take our word for it, just look at our supporters!  Whether it be a writer, director, actor, producer, national or local brand, or awesome venue...everyone is excited for our inaugural year:

Richard Linklater, Betty Thomas, Julie Plec, Kyle Killen, Peter Billingsley, Arielle Kebbel, Liz Tigelaar, Chris Gorham, Stan Zimmerman, TVGuide.com, Matt Lanter, Ahmed Ahmed, Pretzel Crisps, Austin and Texas Film Commissions, Blue Bell, Hotel San Jose, Austin Studios, Treaty Oak Distilling, Lambert's BBQ, CW Austin, KXAN NBC, Alamo Drafthouse, and more are lending their support in a variety of ways every day!

Now we need your help! We are a non-profit and as a first time festival, we have a lot to prove to you and everyone else -- so we need a kick start!  As much as we are getting donated, discounted, and pledged, some things need actual money.  In addition, we want to bring in the people you most want to hear talk and see -- the more money we raise, the better programs and cast/crew we can program.  We have set up levels that act as pre-sales for badges, but if you can only give a $1, then please do!  If 10 percent of all the Twitter followers and fans of our Board members gave a single $1 we are in perfect territory to reach our goal!  

NOTE:  Our goal is set at $25,000 because we wanted to realistically reach it.  That said, the more we raise the better festival we can give you.  $100,000 is our perfect budget.  

Let's get started! 

And visit us at www.atxfestival.com for more details
www.facebook.com/atxfestival
@ATXFestival

Music by Ha Ha Tonka
Song: "Usual Suspects"
Courtesy of Bloodshot Records
www.hahatonkamusic.com  -  www.bloodshotrecords.com

Death of a Decade on Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Death-of-a-Decade/dp/B004TJWWN6

FAQ

  • A few people have wanted to pledge larger amounts and receive badges/rewards, i.e. 2 screening badges, or two weekend, etc. This is of course most welcome! Best thing to do is to pledge the total amount you wish to ($90 for 2 screening badges at the $45 level), choose one reward at that level, then message us with the 2nd badge/reward level you wish to receive totalling the value of your pledge.

    If you've already pledged then you can change your pledge amount or the reward you'd like at Manage Your Pledge.

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    Do you just love TV? Something classic? A new series? Or even a web-series? Support TV and get our undying love and affection, in addition to the obvious good karma (you get this for even a $1). Go nuts!

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    This level and above gets your full name listed on our website as an original contributor to the Festival starting at the end of Kickstarter! We want to acknowledge everyone in whatever way we can for supporting the festival, despite being able to attend.

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    Tweet/Twitter shout out from us AND someone from our Advisory Board (EX: @JuliePlec, @ArielleKebbel)

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    This level and above gets your full name listed on our website AND on a poster that will remain on display at registration DURING the Festival as an original contributor. We know not everyone can attend, but in a small way this is like being there during the first year!

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    SCREENING BADGE: Saturday (6/2) and Sunday (6/3) includes screenings ONLY at various locations: Alamo Drafthouse, Outdoor Screening, State Theater, etc. Access to online reservations. Limited # at this price. Once they are gone, they raise to $55 and then $75 for Kickstarter ONLY! Regular ticket price: $90+ GRAB THEM WHILE THEY LAST!

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    SCREENING BADGE described above, only 70 available at this price (after $45 is gone) and then they rise to $75.

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    Screening badge [as seen above] PLUS limited edition, exclusive to ATX, Camille Zarsky Python cuff [camillezarsky.com].

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    WEEKEND BADGE Saturday (6/2) & Sunday (6/3) access to screenings & panels at all locations & specified live music. Weekend level is in 2nd tier to access online reservations for screenings/panels. Kickstarter EXCLUSIVE price. Once they are gone, that's it (jumping to $115). This is the lowest you're gonna get it, after Kickstarter it will be $150+

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    Same as $95 level (but after 150 are sold, price increases, so snatch 'em up ). PLUS inaugural limited edition ATX Festival poster. *Again this is a Kickstarter exclusive price. Normal ticket price: $150+

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    Same as $115 level PLUS poster SIGNED by Advisory Board member/Festival Participants. *This is a Kickstarter Exclusive. Normal ticket price is $150 (without POSTER).

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    INDUSTRY BADGE: Extremely limited # at this price! For Kickstarter Supporters ONLY. Highest level of access for entire festival: Friday (6/1), Saturday (6/2), Sunday (6/3). Includes opening night red carpet premiere screening & after-party on Friday, all of Saturday/Sunday's panels and screenings at all locations; plus specified after-party events & concerts. Industry level has first access to online reservation of screenings and panels. *Normal ticket price: $275+

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    Same as $195 level PLUS inaugural, limited edition, ATX Festival poster. *Kickstarter Exclusive. Normal ticket price: $275+. Industry Badges have priority when registering for screenings.

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    Includes $225 Industry Badge level AND reserved seating at Opening Night premiere. Plus, signed DVD by Advisory Board Member and industry gift bag given to panelists.

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    $500 reward level + Sponsorship acknowledgement on website and in Festival program.

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    $1000 reward level + increasing Ad placement in our festival program from 1/4 pg to 1/2pg for your business or a business/cause of your choosing -- in addition to a flier/product placement in Industry giftbag.

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    $2500 reward level, plus two nights at the Stephan F. Austin (our festival headquarters), preferred seating and parking at all events, and a set of various DVDs of shows screened (when available).

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    $5,000 reward level, plus Founding Sponsor acknowledgement. As it is our inaugural year, the support given to us will be remembered for years to come. Listed as a founding sponsor on all literature/advertising this year and future years.

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