VEE by Viddsee started in mid-2019 as a beta programme for people to directly contribute to filmmakers, and to help filmmakers market their projects to potential donors through our platform.
In the past year, VEE managed to curate and market the development of nine film projects, and successfully raise the targeted funds for two: ‘Anak Dagat’ and ‘Lasagna’. In that time, we’ve also learned a lot about the experience and expectations of audiences and filmmakers who participated in the programme.
As proud as we are in achieving what we’ve done through VEE, however, it wasn’t enough to justify the time and effort to keep the fan-funding experiment going.
So we made the decision to bring it to an end. But far from slowing down, the lessons learned will help us in developing more activities and programmes for the community such as Viddsee Patron, the Juree Awards across the region, the StoriesTogether initiative, and our Viddsee Film Club Facebook page, to name a few.