Kickstarter Hosting Another Mini-Film Fest This Year for its Projects
by Alex Billington
July 1, 2014
In today's modern digital times, Kickstarter has cemented itself as the predominant funding platform for people looking for money to develop projects. Thankfully this has been an immense help in the indie movie community, providing a successful avenue for developing and finishing cinematic projects that often involve a large amount of money. Kickstarter will once again host their own fourth annual Kickstarter Film Fest, a one day event showcasing "our favorite films, shorts, webseries, animations, documentaries and more — all funded on Kickstarter." The festival will occur in New York (Brooklyn) this summer, before heading to Los Angeles and eventually London. I'm planning to stop by this July out in Brooklyn; it all sounds like fun.
Here's the amusing promo video that Kickstarter made and released to promote their upcoming film fests:
This year, the showcase film is Gillian Robespierre's Obvious Child, which was funded on Kickstarter in order to make its world premiere at Sundance. They're also featuring a number of great shorts including one sci-fi short we've highlight previously - Prospect, directed by Zeek Earl & Chris Caldwell. This one-day film fest event sounds like a fun way to unite the community of artists, in addition to bringing everyone together in-person to share the work they've created. We're big supporters of Kickstarter, where tons of great projects have been given a chance to live. "We hope you'll join us at one of our upcoming Film Fest events! In the meantime, check out Watch Now, a massive collection of Kickstarter-funded films now available on iTunes."