Four Kickstarter-funded films went home with awards from this year’s Sundance Festival:
Alive Inside, Audience Award: U.S. Documentary Rich Hill, U.S. Grand Jury Prize: Documentary Rat Pack Rat, Short Film Special Jury Award for Unique Vision God Help the Girl, World Cinema Dramatic Special Jury Award for Ensemble Performance
Congrats to these films, and to all the people who helped make them happen. 2014 is already proving to be an incredible year for filmmakers!
From Pariah and Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry, to Keep the Lights On, Room 237, and The Square, Kickstarter-funded films have been the toast of Sundance and beyond. This year 20 Kickstarter-funded projects are heading to Sundance. Check ‘em out here!
The story of Matthew Porterfield’s I Used to Be Darker began with a Kickstarter video in which the director got a tattoo of the film’s title on his arm. Today, the film, which received rave reviews at Sundance, opens at IFC Center in New York, followed by screenings around the country. Watch the trailer (above), and check here for local listings.
"Wolves make the best parents" is a bold statement. It’s also the driving force behind The Cub, a short film that premiered at Sundance this year. We’ll be screening The Cub at the Kickstarter Film Fest, Saturday August 3rd in Brooklyn. It’s free, and if you come, you can find out if wolves actually make the best parents.
As an undrafted rookie from Harvard, Jeremy Lin seemed an unlikely candidate for basketball stardom. This documentary was there from the beginning to trace Lin’s meteoric rise, from his struggles in obscurity to the game that changed it all.
We’re back from the 2013 Sundance Film Festival with lots of exciting news to share. Kickstarter-funded films earned major awards, picked up distribution deals, and delighted packed houses, and we couldn’t be happier for these dedicated filmmakers and their backers.
It’s been an exciting year for independent film on Kickstarter, and Sundance begins the new year on a high note. We’re thrilled to see so many talented creators recognized for their hard work. Congratulations!
This year, 17 Kickstarter-funded films screened at the festival, including features, documentaries, and short films.
Good morning, internet. Exciting news out of Sundance: Kickstarter-funded doc Blood Brotherwins big at the prestigous festival, taking home both the U.S. Grand Jury Prize for Documentary and the Audience Award for U.S. Documentary. Incredible!