1. Kickstarter films are EVERYWHERE this summer. From Frameline in San Francisco and Silverdocs in DC to the Los Angeles Film Festival and BAM and Rooftop in New York, the summer film fest circuit is jammed packed with some of our all-time favorite Kickstarter films.

    Movies like Plimpton!, Detropia, Tchoupitoulas, Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry, Brooklyn Castle, Only The Young, Trash Dance, Oma & Bella, Radio Unnameable, Gayby, The Iran Job, Call Me Kuchu, Gimme The Loot, An Oversimplification of Her Beauty, Pavilion, and Welcome to Pine Hill to.name.a.few are growing audiences, winning awards, impressing critics, and finding distribution in theaters across the country!

    A friend sent us the video above, shot in the audience at Frameline, San Francisco’s major international LGBT film festival. After their screening at SF’s famed Castro Theater, Call Me Kuchu Filmmakers Malika Zouhali-Worrall and Katherine Fairfax Wright stood on stage with their film subjects, receiving a 4-minute standing ovation that brought tears to everyone’s eyes (including ours!). Their feature documentary is an incredibly intimate window and urgent exploration of the lives of openly-gay LGBT activists in Uganda. Just one of the many amazing stories told by Kickstarter filmmakers around the globe.

    Call Me Kuchu screens at Silverdocs this week and at Human Rights Watch Film Festival in New York on Thursday, June 28th.