12 Kickstarter Films at Tribeca 2012

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We continued to be inspired and humbled by the success of Film & Video projects on Kickstarter. This January,  17 Kickstarter-funded films went to Sundance, where many were picked up for distribution, won awards, and floored critics; last month 33 Kickstarter-funded films played SXSW, where they inspired audiences, took home a slew of awards, and dazzlingly danced through the streets of Austin. This week Blue Like Jazz, the most funded Kickstarter film of all time, opened on over 100 screens nationwide. And now, in our hometown of New York City, 12 Kickstarter films are screening at the 2012 Tribeca Film Festival!

Please join us in congratulating these filmmakers on their accomplishments, and if you're in town, RUN DON'T WALK to catch these films!

Some great currently funding ones to check out:

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Steve Maing's High Tech, Low Life — As the Chinese government expands its efforts to police the internet and block websites in the country, the rising tide of censorship has aroused a wave of citizen bloggers including young Zola and veteran Tiger Temple. As these rebel journalists grow, urgent truth spreads.

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Alex Karpovsky's Rubberneck — Indie auteur/actor Alex Karpovsky (Sleepwalk With Me, Girls) directs and stars in this "slow-burn psychosexual" character-driven story of desire, infatuation, and repression. Months after a one night stand with his coworker, Boston scientist Paul still finds himself consumed with Danielle — and not in a healthy way. A thriller lurks here!

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Jenny Deller's Future Weather — A portrait of a Midwestern teen who, after being abandoned by her mom, takes refuge from an unstable home life in science and nature. Intimately sweet and poignant, this is the story of three generations of women as they navigate responsibility and survival. 

And their successfully-funded fellows...


Benjamin Dickinson's First Winter

Ron Morales' Graceland

Ira Sachs' Keep The Lights On

Andrew Semans' Nancy, Please


Tom Putnam & Brenna Sanchez's Burn

Scott Thurman's The Revisionaries


Sandy Patch's El Ultimo Hielero (The Last Ice Merchant)

Martin Rosete's Voice Over

Ross Cohen's Willowbrook

See you at the afterparty!

    1. Cody Dalton Quimby on

      First? :3 And awesome post!

    2. Caitlin Marr on

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    3. thomas weinberg on

      This is a terrific testimony to the people who pledge and support good work.
      Congratulations to all!

      We think that Minnie Minoso: The Documentary
      will be in this good company...
      but we still need about half of our $20,120 in the next 22 days.

      Can you help by featuring it.?
      This one is excellent, relevant, and needs to be found by a wider audience than we have, so far.

      Tom Weinberg

    4. Jon "Driven" Singer on

      This is amazing. I've been doing a lot of filming in connection with Driven, my book project on Kickstarter, but don't know the first thing about how to go about moving in the direction of making a film or documentary.

      Please take a look at some of our footage, including the incredible technology they are using in connection with the groundbreaking clinical trial that my daughter Rebecca is participating in at Mount Sinai's Seaver Autism Center and our "Occupy The Daily Show" videos showing our effort to get Jon Stewart to put me on the show.

      Any guidance would be appreciated.



      Jon "Driven" Singer

    5. zyrunjackson on

      I love films. I love all types of films. These few had me thinking more than usual. I want to say that the people who sign up to get there films shown through Kickstarter have a certain Wild about them. It's a wild that makes you connect we are all once wild. I believe in these projects in the nature of the projects the whit, the underline humor, the sly conscience. I feel that some of these movies are life stories and not just the obvious ones. Please if you are reading this watch a couple if not all and tell me what you found.

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