Here's the quickest way I know to finance a short film.
- No Kickstarter fees.
- No Indiegogo fees.
- No story (initially).
Only fee you might see (3%) is a credit card fee if your sponsor uses a credit card.
Otherwise, it's your team and the funding you need for your short film.
Oh, and you can do it in less than 3 weeks if you're a bootstrapper.