This is an open call for artists – filmmakers, designers & creators to up their creativity. This is an opportunity that we’re glad to share with our creative community, and we are certain that you would be ecstatic too!
BitTorrent has launched the Discovery Fund, which will support 25 projects through a grants program and provide up to $2,500 – $100,000 worth of support in marketing and distribution funding. This initiative was taken up as an effort to diversify and sustain talent by promoting the works of upcoming creators in the industry.
There’s been much debate around the topic of ‘paying creatives’ and it seems like BitTorrent has been paying close attention. BitTorrent is taking charge by using its platform as a media bank to connect creators with an audience. The internet has made distribution a level playing field for creators, but we cannot undermine the advertising potential of large-scale companies. In this case, BitTorrent is capable of projecting independent projects to a mainstream audience.
In regards to ownership and exclusivity, Bit Torrent’s Straith Schreder (VP of Creative Initiative) has expressed that ownership shall remain amongst creators. However, there will be a short period of exclusivity (10 days for music & 30 for video).
To find out if you meet the criteria – follow this link.
Photography by Takashi Kusui