1. Two Three Oscar nominations!

    So happy to report this morning that two three (!) Kickstarter-funded films are nominated for Academy Awards this year!

    Kings Point, a film about about six seniors living in a retirement community of 15,000 people and Inocente, the story of a 15-year-old homeless girl who refuses to give up her dream of becoming an artist, were both nominated in the Best Documentary Short Subject category. Congratulations to the filmmakers on this incredible achievement. We’re rooting for you! 

    Meanwhile, Buzkashi Boys, a narrative short short entirely on location in Afghanistan, is nominated for Short Film (Live Action). Congratulations to director Sam French and the whole crew!

    P.S.: These are the fourth, fifth, and sixth Kickstarter projects to be nominated for Oscars. Incident in New Baghdad, Sun Come Up, and The Barber of Birmingham were all nominated in the past. 

    P.P.S.: Will this be the year a Kickstarter-funded film wins an Oscar?! Fingers crossed.