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Published on March 11th, 2024 | by Dr. Jerry Doby

0 Unveils Public Launch and $30K Collaboration Grant to Empower Independent Filmmakers, the groundbreaking platform championing marginalized voices and revolutionizing filmmaking, made its highly anticipated public debut on the first day of SXSW 2024. With a mission to democratize the industry and empower creators worldwide, puts decision-making power into the hands of filmmakers and fans alike.

Transforming Hollywood’s Entry Barrier

Building on its successful debut at the Sundance Film Festival, disrupts Hollywood’s traditional gatekeeping mechanisms by integrating blockchain technology into the television and filmmaking landscape. Through its community-driven Decentralized Autonomous Organization (DAO), Web3 creators can submit their independent projects – spanning documentaries, feature films, and animated shorts – for consideration. These submissions are then subjected to a voting process by the platform’s users. Powered by’s native governance and utility $FAN Token, fans engage with filmmakers by voting for and reviewing projects, circumventing traditional centralized control and fostering creativity.

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Redefining Intellectual Property Protection introduces groundbreaking IP protection through its proprietary VaultLock® technology. This innovative feature empowers authors, musicians, and moviemakers to control the usage of their content. By anchoring creators’ project IP on an immutable, on-chain public record, ensures transparency and authenticity, safeguarding creative assets with unparalleled security.

“’s launch marks a pivotal moment in the entertainment industry, where creators and fans collaborate to shape the future of filmmaking,” stated Bryan Hertz, Co-Creator of “Our platform aims to dismantle the barriers faced by independent creators, providing them with the support and resources needed to bring their stories to life.”

SXSW Celebration and Collaboration Grant

To celebrate its public launch, hosted the SXSW Film & TV Opening Party on March 8, 2024, exclusively for Film and Platinum badge holders. This event served as a gathering place for creative minds, filmmakers, and industry insiders, setting the tone for the festival’s inaugural night. Additionally, hosted the Official SXSW Filmmakers Lounge at the Royal Sonesta, offering a space for fans and creators to connect and share their stories. Attendees had the opportunity to participate in the $30K Collaboration Grant, fostering collaboration and innovation within the filmmaking community.

Join the Movement

To keep up, creators and fans can sign up, submit proposals, and engage with the platform at

Note: Participation in the $30K Collaboration Grant is subject to terms and conditions outlined on the website.


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