Here are answers to frequently asked questions.
Who are we?
Touscoprod is a crowd funding platform that’s all about audiovisual media. We fund anything and everything including feature films, short films, documentaries, web documentaries, animations, video games and absolutely anything involving video, etc.Five selections in Cannes, two Oscar nominations, one Golden Bear in Berlin, set touscoprod apart in terms the quality of its catalogue. This critical acclaim rewarded films which otherwise would never have seen the light of day without the community support offered by touscoprod!Since we launched our site on 20 January 2009, we have collected over €2,635,802 which have been used to produce over 229
Who are the team behind touscoprod?
Nous sommes une équipe de 8 personnes (des fois un peu plus, des fois un peu moins), nos bureaux sont situés dans le 18ème. Nous organisons une masterclass dans nos bureaux 3 mercredis par mois, nous pouvez ainsi nous rencontrer et venir discuter de vos projets. Le reste de notre temps nous le passons à répondre aux questions des porteurs de projets et des coprods, à aider les créateurs à déposer et animer leurs pages ou encore à inventer de nouveaux supers services qui aideront les porteurs de projets à réussir leur campagne de financement sur notre site.
What is crowdfunding?
Crowdfunding enables you to involve your network (from the closest to the most remote) in funding and promoting your film. Crowdfunding is much more than just funding, and each subscriber’s contribution extends beyond the budgetary realm. Raising the profile of your project, attracting new subscribers and bringing your audience together even before your film is released - this is what your backers actually do.
How does touscoprod work?
Touscoprod hosts all kinds of audiovisual projects. Each project is submitted and managed independently by the project creator. They take responsibility for and have complete control over their artistic vision. Project creators build their touscoprod page, post their videos and updates, and offer their backers creative rewards. When they are ready, the creators launch their project and share it with their community.
Why is it all or nothing ?
Parce que si vous demandez 5000€ pour financer votre projet, vous ne pourrez pas dire ensuite à vos coprods que vous vous contenterez de 1000€ si votre campagne n’aboutit pas. Il y a aussi une notion de motivation pour vos coprods : ils veulent vous soutenir pour atteindre un objectif. Pour information notre taux de réussite est de 52% sur le site avec une moyenne de 8000€ levés par projets.
Who are the backers?
Most backers are people who rally around their friends’ projects. Some support people they have admired for a long time. Many just want to back a new idea. Others are inspired by the rewards or just feel like taking part in your endeavour.
Where do backers come from?
In many cases, backers are friends of the project creator. If they like it, they tell their friends about it and so on. Social networks such as Facebook and Twitter are good means of attracting traffic to your page.
Why will backers take a bet on my project?
For our backers, supporting a project is a great deal more than simply donating cash, they are also backing a dream that they want to see coming to fruition.
Do backers receive financial reward from or rights to my project?
Touscoprod is a crowdfunding platform for donations in exchange for non-financial compensation. The project creator retains full title to the intellectual property and rights for his project.
How is touscoprod remunerated?
If the project achieves 100% of its target level, touscoprod will deduct 10% plus VAT from the total collected by your campaign covering administrative expenses and bank charges. However, for all those taking part in our Wednesday master-classes, we will credit you directly with 2% of your target (and touscoprod will therefore only take 8% plus VAT of your total amount collected).
Who can launch a project on touscoprod?
This platform is open to all those who wish to carry out an audiovisual project without any restriction on content or genre. To be selected, projects must comply with the law, avoiding in particular topics that are racist, pornographic, violent, abusive, libellous, etc. in nature.You shall ensure that your project does not reproduce any copyright-protected work without authorisation.Finally, in order to receive your funds collected, you or your company must possess a bank account.