Chelsea Film Festival Launches Crowdfunding Campaign

chelsea film festival logoChelsea, NY   Chelsea Film Festival (CFF) Co-Founder & CEO, Ingrid Jean-Baptiste announced on Earth Day via Facebook social network, that the first crowdfunding campaign to save the Chelsea Film Festival is now live on platform.

Jean-Baptiste stated: “With the help of the local and international film community, we hope to raise $100,000 to save the Chelsea Film Festival platform, which supports hundreds of emerging filmmakers every  year.”

Corporate partners such as XL Airways, Stage 32, Burger & Lobster NYC and Celebrity Acting Coaches donated perks to support the mission of the festival. Among them are: Two round trip tickets to Paris (from JFK) by XL Airways, Free Webinars/Workshops (Stage 32), Master Class (Susan Batson), Private Coaching Session (Elizabeth Kemp), Gift Coins to redeem free meals, drinks or desserts (Burger & Lobster), dinner with Founders, Free VIP all-access Festival Passes and more.

To contribute to this campaign, please click here or contact

CFF was founded by actresses Ingrid & Sonia Jean-Baptiste to give voices to the unheard by providing a platform to independent films and discovering new talents.

Chelsea Film Festival Board of Directors consists of renowned industry insiders: Paul Calderon, Elizabeth Kemp, and John Patrick Shanley.

The Advisory Board includes: Bruno Chatelin, Georges Leclere, Jeff Bandman, Pascal Chemin, Michel Abramowicz, Michael Ruotolo, Pascal Bonifay, Patrick Braoude, Ron Agam, Thandeka Zwana, Thembi Mtshali-Jones, Wissam Chahine and more.

The Chelsea Film Festival program will highlight international feature-length, short films and documentaries from independent or emerging filmmakers. The Fourth Edition of the Chelsea Film Festival will focus on “Youth”, and will introduce foreign films to the public.

As Ingrid Jean-Baptiste, Founder of The Chelsea Film Festival, stated:
“Making the World a Better Place by Giving a Voice to the Unheard”<

The Chelsea Film Festival (CFF) will hold its fourth edition in Chelsea, Manhattan from October 13-16, 2016 at the Fashion Institute of Technology, Bow Tie Cinemas and other locations in Chelsea, NY.