WELCOME TO THE COLORADO SMART FILM INVESTMENT COALITION
Every year, thousands of Colorado philanthropists invest millions in the arts--theater, fine arts, music. What they aren't yet investing in is film, but it's not for lack of opportunity. This is because many of the films being developed in Colorado aren't ready for this kind of high-level involvement.
Thousands of Colorado artists want to produce media projects.
There is no deficit of desire, or talent, or even skills. What is often lacking is the business know-how to align with the industry standards that better ensure success.
The connection between viable investment opportunities
and smartly-designed, market-ready productions is what is missing in
investors and media-makers should know
The members of CoSFIC know what criteria makes a project competitive in the marketplace and we know how to fulfill it. We've delivered it on dozens of projects.
CoSFIC wants to raise Colorado independent media-making to a higher level, one that is viable for meaningful financing.
The best way to do that is to educate. CoSFIC's goal is to share our knowledge and raise the industry.
Where we go from here
Each year, CoSFIC will stage 2-3 events for the arts investment community throughout Colorado, pairing with a local entertainment component--a guided spirits tasting, a chef teaching her favorite dish, a musician or a painter sharing their art.
CoSFIC's other mission is to educate and elevate
local media-makers. Our first event was the Want Film Financing?
class at the SIE Film Center in July. We are following up this
overview class with a highly-intensive 6-week class that will mentor
8 producers in improving the quality of their projects and readying
them for investment and production (see the Classes
page). With a rotating roster of instructors from our CoSFIC Advisors
board, we intend to stage 3-4 seminars a year across Colorado, partnering
with other film and video organizations on behalf of their members,
and at least one intensive 6-week class each year.