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a. Joining Cinevesture

Sign Up

We are happy that you have decided to join us to explore further business opportunities.

There are two ways by which you can create your account. You can either fill up the sign up form and click on “Create Account”

or you can simply sign up with your google account.

An OTP will be sent to your registered email. Once you enter the OTP, you can begin your journey on Cinevesture.

A complete profile is your most powerful tool for getting hired as it is an opportunity to advertise your skills/services/business to potential clients/investors. We recommend that your profile is complete in every respect. This includes your introduction video-manual link, skills, portfolio, and qualifications/experience.

Subscription Fees and offers

We currently offer the following membership rates –

Basic – ₹9,000/year or $110/year

Create your profile and get listed in our Industry Guide. List your project and apply for unlimited job offers.

Pro – ₹14,000/year or $171/year

Pro membership is designed to meet the needs of professionals in the entertainment industry. Setup your profile and get listed in our Industry Guide. Add upto 3 projects. Open the gates to creating active job posts based on your requirements.

Enterprise – ₹38,000/year or $464/year

Enterprise membership is designed to help organisations find the right resources and build a network. This allows you to enlist your company on the platform and have upto 2 additional members signed up. It also allows you to create and apply for unlimited projects and jobs.

Free Trial Period

You can join Cinevesture for a 30-day free trial. Make sure you fill in all the required information on the sign up page and choose

your membership plan: Basic or Pro or Enterprise. Please note that even though you are signing up for a free trial, you still have to

select a plan. You will not be asked for your payment details until the trial period is over.

The free trial period cannot be transferred to another membership plan. Once a free trial is over, it cannot be renewed.

If you decide you don’t want to continue your membership, you can delete you account anytime within the free trial period without

any fee. If you decided not to delete your account, your profile will still be visible to the community but you will not be able to access it until you go ahead with the subscription payment.

If you wish to remain a member, you will be asked to purchase the selected plan at the end of the trial. You can either stick to

the chosen plan or upgrade or downgrade by selecting the plan of your choice and making the payment.

b. Build your Profile

Create a 100% Complete Profile

A complete, accurate and compelling portrayal of the work you have done can go a long way in advertising your business to potential clients. Remember to stay truthful about your profile because we like to ensure that the strictest standards of quality are maintained when it comes to Cinevesture. 

Thus, while some of the items in the profile are optional, we recommend you fill as many as are applicable in your case. This may vary depending upon if you are an individual or an enterprise. 

Build your profile as an Individual  

  1. Essential Items – Your basic details (age, gender, gender pronouns, title and about section). Link your profile to other professional accounts such as LinkedIn, IMDb etc.  
  2. Add Skills – Industry specific skills. What are you good at? These will provide keywords to your clients, while searching for people on the platform. 
  3. Enhance Your Profile – Give other details which will prove useful to clients, such as languages spoken and locations you are willing to work in. 
  4. Introduction Video – This is crucial. For clients who have no time to waste, your 2-3 minute introduction video will be the key to you and what you have to offer. How to Make an Effective Introduction Video 
  5. Completed projects – List a range of projects you have worked on (completed projects), to give the client a sense of your talent and capabilities. Make sure you not only list what you consider to be your best work but what gives the client an all rounded picture of who you are and what your style is. You can add multiple projects in this section. 
  6. Make sure to Mention your Employment and Education. You can add any other relevant work experience and/or internships.

Build your profile as an Enterprise   

  1. Essential Items – Your company’s basic information (name, type, logo, about section and services provided). Link your profile to other professional accounts such as LinkedIn, IMDb etc. 
  2. Enhance Your Profile – Here, you will get to list down more details about your organisation, such as location, languages spoken, members etc. 
  3. Introduction Video – Your 3 minute video will provide a glance into your company and what you have to offer. Make it short and effective. How to Make an Effective Introduction Video
  4. Invite Members – Cinevesture allows for you to invite two members of your organisation to the platform, for free. Add their email IDs and Cinevesture will send them an invite for the same.
c. Sample Profile

Best Practices 

  • Choose skill categories that are most relevant to your work. 
  • For your profile photo –
    • Pick a photo that looks like you!
    • Make sure the resolution of the photo is good
    • Try to get someone else to take the picture for you
    • Good lighting 
    • An uncluttered background (preferably a solid color)
    • Cropped image to include only head and top of shoulders 
    • Smart attire; what you would wear to work
    • Experiment with your camera to find the angle that suits you best. 
    • It should be a recent picture 
    • Don’t forget to smile! 
  • Highlight Your Expertise because the potential client will use keywords like job title, skillset, expertise, age bracket, services provided etc., when performing a search. The most visible part of your profile will be your introduction and the services you provide, so make sure you include this in writing in an easy-to-read manner for potential clients to read.
  • Your Introduction Video can go a long way in obviating the challenges of remote connections. Click here to go directly to the Introduction Video Manual – How to Make an Effective Introduction Video
  • Feature Your Best Work but also try to give a range of material because it gives a clearer picture to the client of your potential. Also, art is subjective, so what you may not consider good, may resonate with your client. 
  • List Your Certifications, distinctions and any awards you have received. 
  • Add Your Employment History, Internships & Work Experience.
  • Include Your Education and Other Experiences. 

Additional Tips 

  • Your profile should be centred around what your clients want. How can you help them?
  • Be consistent with your strongest skills and leverage all profile sections (Title, Skills, Overview, Work History, Projects and Education) to back them up.
  • Help establish trust and confidence by completing all sections truthfully and accurately.
  • Be concise and straightforward in your language.
  • Proofread each section carefully.
  • Link other professional accounts in your profile settings to help us match you better to jobs. Update your profile regularly.

Before you publish your profile, ask friends to give you feedback. Another good idea is to read your profile out loud: It’s a great way to see if your profile flows well, has a nice rhythm, and sounds like you.

d. List your Project

Listing a Project as an Individual or an Enterprise

As a creator, you could have multiple projects in the pipeline, either as an individual or as part of an organisation. This distinction will be evident if/when a potential client views your profile. 

Once your basic profile is completed you can then list your project on the platform/website. 

Note: There is a separate form that needs to be filled out. In your profile, go to Projects > Add a Project and the form will open up. 

Alternatively, you can go to the Projects Page and click on “Add a Project” to open the appropriate form.

Pro tips for listing your project 

  • Be as accurate as possible. Stay truthful.
  • Keep in mind the word limit mentioned while giving descriptions or statements. 
  • Only mention what is essential. Try to give the client/investor the core essence of your project.
  • Be concise yet effective. 
  • Give a clear indication of your finances. 
  • Give additional material related to your project. 
  • Use as many relevant visuals as possible. Make sure they are high resolution and professional looking. 
  • Don’t forget to proofread!

Types of Project/(s)

First and foremost, it is important to define what category your project falls under – 

  1. Content
  2. Infracture
  3. Startup

What is Content?

Content is the information and experiences; directed at an end-user or audience in publishing, art, and communication. It means digital versions of audiovisual works, sound recordings, literary works, and/or pictorial works.

What is Infrastructure?

Media infrastructure are foundational technologies, services, facilities and outlets that are critical to the communication of information, opinion and expression.

What is StartUp?

A startup or start-up is a company or project undertaken by an entrepreneur to seek, develop, and validate a scalable business model.

Cinevesture Projects – Content

When filling the form, keep in mind the following – 

  1. Essential Items – This includes the category and genre of content your project falls under. It is also compulsory to mention the country you are located in and the location of your project. 
  2. Enhance your profile – You should mention the content run time, as well as the director and talent involved. One of the most important details an investor/client is looking for is your financial status. It gives them a better picture of your current position, when you mention the stage you’re at in your project. 
  3. Setting Requirements & Milestones – You need to clearly outline what you are looking for from a potential client/investor. There is a word limit for this section. In case of funding, you must mention the budget required to achieve that milestone. Finally, you should set a date by which to achieve your milestone. 
  4. Crowdfunding Link – is optional to add in case you have listed your project on a crowdfunding platform to raise funds. Adding the link to this profile will only be an added bonus. 
  5. Detailing – You need to give the client a basic overview of what you are looking for. This includes the logline, synopsis, names associated with the project and your statement as a creator. Your statement is anything you wish to share about this project in 250 words or less. 
  6. Adding Picture-Perfect Images, Videos & Related Files – Any visuals like images, posters, trailers, mood boards etc. related to your project. You can also add files like show bible, sample pages of the script etc. 

You should clearly title your attachments to make for a clean, easy to view project. 

Eg- FirstName_LastName_SampleScript or FirstName_LastName_ShowBible or FirstName_LastName_MoodBoard.

Cinevesture Projects – Infrastructure

When filling the form, keep in mind the following – 

  1. Essential Items – This includes basic details about your project such as what you’re looking for, a brief description of what your project is (150 words), a founder’s statement (250 words), current stage of the project, the budget required. 
  2. Set Target Dates – Set a start and end date for your target and keep a track on your progress. 
  3. Crowdfunding Link – is optional to add in case you have listed your project on a crowdfunding platform to raise funds. Adding the link to this profile will only be an added bonus. 
  4. Gallery – Your gallery is important to give your client a better understanding of your project. You can add images of the project, reference images, 3D renditions, proposals, blueprints, videos etc.

To make your project look more professional and be easy to read, you should title your attachments clearly. 

Eg- FirstName_LastName_BluePrint or FirstName_LastName_ProjectVideo or FirstName_LastName_Proposal or FirstName_LastName_Images.

Cinevesture Projects – StartUp

When filling the form, the same set of requirements, as in case of an infrastructure project, apply here. The only additional requirement is that you need to pick the funding stage for your startup. The various stages are – 

  1. Pre-Seed stage typically refers to the period in which a company’s founders are first getting their operations off the ground. The most common “pre-seed” funders are the founders themselves, as well as close friends, supporters and family. Depending upon the nature of the company and the initial costs set up with developing the business idea, this funding stage can happen very quickly or may take a long time. It’s also likely that investors at this stage are not making an investment in exchange for equity in the company. 
  2. Seed stage is the first official equity funding stage. It typically represents the first official money that a business venture or enterprise raises. Seed funding helps a company to finance its first steps, including things like market research and product development. There are many potential investors in a seed funding situation: founders, friends, family, incubators, venture capital companies and more. One of the most common types of investors participating in seed funding is a so-called “angel investor.” Angel investors tend to appreciate riskier ventures (such as startups with little by way of a proven track record so far) and expect an equity stake in the company in exchange for their investment.
  3. Series A financing refers to an investment in a business/startup after it has shown progress in building its business model and demonstrates the potential to grow and generate revenue. The investors involved in the Series A are usually large venture capital or private equity firms. 
  4. Series B financing is the second round of funding for a company that has met certain milestones and is past the initial startup stage. It is used to grow the company so that it can meet these levels of demand. Series B funding can come from private equity investors, venture capitalists, crowdfunded equity, and credit investments. Series B appears similar to Series A in terms of the processes and key players. Series B is often led by many of the same characters as the earlier round, including a key anchor investor that helps to draw in other investors. The difference with Series B is the addition of a new wave of other venture capital firms that specialize in later-stage investing.
  5. Series C funding is focused on scaling the company, growing as quickly and as successfully as possible. In Series C rounds, investors inject capital into the meat of successful businesses, in an effort to receive more than double that amount back. As the operation gets less risky, more investors come to play. In Series C, groups such as hedge funds, investment banks, private equity firms, and large secondary market groups accompany the type of investors mentioned above. The reason for this is that the company has already proven itself to have a successful business model; these new investors come to the table expecting to invest significant sums of money into companies that are already thriving as a means of helping to secure their own position as business leaders.

Contact Now 

The Contact Now button will allow you to send a message via email directly to the individual or organisation that is linked to the project.

e. Endorsements

If you would like a subscriber on Cinevesture to endorse/showcase your profile on their profile page, this is an added feature that Cinevesture provides. 

This will increase the visibility of your profile and bring it to the attention of a larger number of clients. Boosting your profile in this way opens up a plethora of new business opportunities for you.

The steps are simple:

  • Go to Industry Guide
  • Search for your selected subscriber and open their profile
  • Click on Endorse
  • Fill out the “Write Endorsement” form and click Submit

Note: Your request to be endorsed needs to be accepted by the endorser. They can choose whether or not to publish it on their profile.