This year we are pleased to partner with SEED & SPARK, the streaming and crowdfunding platform to bring to you two extremely popular and fruitful workshops taught by
Julie Keck: Crowd Funding & Social Media Charm School and The Art of the Pitch


workshop 1: Crowd Funding & social media charm scHOOL

Saturday March 10th at 11:00 AM | NW Documentary — 6 NE Tillamook St, Portland, OR 97212


The Crowdfunding class clearly lays out the steps toward a successful crowdfunding campaign, as well as a career- long action plan most likely to create a lasting, flourishing, direct relationship with your audience. You’ll learn how to find your audience, structure your crowdfunding campaign, pick the right goal and incentives, and much more.

The Social Media portion teaches the nuts and bolts of building an audience and using social media as a creative entrepreneur. Skills discussed: how to get started on social; how to grow an authentic fan base organically; how to gain the support of influencers.

Tickets can be purchased at the door! 

- $10
- $6 for Seniors and Students with Valid ID


Sunday March 11th at 10:00 AM | NW Documentary — 6 NE Tillamook St, Portland, OR 97212


Knowing how to convey the specifics about your project in a dynamic, succinct way can land you not only investors, but collaborators, audience members, and more. Skills learned: how to prepare for a pitch meeting; how to adapt your pitch to different audiences; how to follow up for a bright future.

Tickets can be purchased at the door! 

- $10
- $6 for Seniors and Students with Valid ID  



Seed & Spark is the only streaming and crowdfunding platform created for filmmakers by filmmakers and they are the only platform dedicated to increasing diversity and inclusion in entertainment at every level. They provide honest and engaging workshops full of actionable, career-boosting advise at top notch fests + events.

Visit Seed&Spark's website here. 



Head of Education & Outreach Filmmaker since 2000; social media enthusiast since 2009; first crowdfunded in 2010. Consulted on campaign that have raised over $300k. Writer/ producer of over 25 films and web series. Co-author of Social Media Charm School. Worked on Fck Yes with Emily, successfully crowdfunded (and now streaming) on Seed&Spark. 

*Workshops open to all gender identities/expressions.