Crowdfunding for SXSW and Tribeca


When it comes to traveling to all of the major film festivals, one almost has no choice but to turn to crowdfunding unless they have a day job that helps cover the costs.

Sundance was an absolute blast and you can find the reviews of the films I saw linked under my Film Festival Movie Reviews page.  There’s nothing like the absolute thrill of discovering new gems that I would likely have never even heard of or seen for some time to come.

I have housing secured for both of the upcoming SXSW and Tribeca Film Festivals but that’s about it.  This is where I need your help in order to get there.  I waited a bit too long to set up a GoFundMe for SXSW and as a result, flight tickets are crazy high and they’re only going to get higher.

Factoring in the pass that I’ll need to buy after landing in New York City and covering the Tribea Film Festival, at the moment, is more affordable.  Depending on how long it takes to get the money I need, I may just be able to keep flight tickets under $200.  I’m not even thinking about food right now–although I probably should!

If you would like to donate to my SXSW campaign, please click here.

If you would like to donate to my Tribeca campaign, please click here.

All help is greatly appreciated in getting me to these film festivals.  There’s been a big push in recent years for diversity in film criticism.  I’m one of the handful of women who have been approved by Rotten Tomatoes as a Tomatometer critic.  There’s only a handful of transgender film critics in existence and I’m one of them.

If you can please donate or share these links, I would greatly appreciate it and please know that it will go a long way.  I hate having to turn to crowdfunding but I got laid off when I came out as transgender so money, as one can imagine, has been very tight over the last year and a half or so.  I will be truly grateful for any help!

Danielle Solzman

Danielle Solzman is native of Louisville, KY, and holds a BA in Public Relations from Northern Kentucky University and a MA in Media Communications from Webster University. She roots for her beloved Kentucky Wildcats, St. Louis Cardinals, Indianapolis Colts, and Boston Celtics. Living less than a mile away from Wrigley Field in Chicago, she is an active reader (sports/entertainment/history/biographies/select fiction) and involved with the Chicago improv scene. She also sees many movies and reviews them. She has previously written for Redbird Rants, Wildcat Blue Nation, and Hidden Remote/Flicksided. From April 2016 through May 2017, her film reviews can be found on Creators.

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