The Kickstarter Blog

A big day for film

Since 2009, people from all over the world have pledged $200 million to film and video projects on Kickstarter. As a result, hundreds of Kickstarter-funded films have opened theatrically, thousands have played at festivals, seven have been nominated for Academy Awards, and Inocente even won the Oscar for Best Documentary Short last year. Today we’re excited to announce that you can watch hundreds of these films right now in the brand-new Kickstarter room on iTunes.

The room features a LOT of Kickstarter-funded films, including Veronica Mars, the fan favorite television show turned full-length movie made possible by the support of 91,585 fans. There’s also an amazing assortment of other films, including favorites like Gimme the Loot, Indie Game: The Movie, Putty Hill, Trash Dance, and Buzkashi Boys, an Oscar-nominated short filmed entirely in Afghanistan. There’s enough in there to keep you busy for months.

Filmmakers everywhere use Kickstarter to fund new projects and build community around their work. Some are well-known artists, others are making something for the first time. There are Kickstarter-funded features, shorts, documentaries, web series, and more — and they all begin with a community of believers. People who believe in filmmakers, and want to be a part of telling their stories. People who believe in the power of film.

We got in touch with some of those people for an oral history on the return of Veronica Mars and its subsequent transition into feature-length territory. We talked to everyone from Rob Thomas, the show’s creator and director, to Lillian Taba and Monica Foltz, twin sisters who went from freaking out that the film could be a reality, to actually being in the film. It’s a celebration of the power of community. 

Today's a big day for film and a big day for fans — but it's only the beginning ... 

Comments

    1. Creator Stuart C. Paul on March 14, 2014

      What is the procedure for getting your Kickstarter funded film into the room?

    2. Creator Michael McGregor on March 14, 2014

      @Stuart we're keeping track of all the Kickstarter-funded films in iTunes, and the selection changes every so often. If your film is on iTunes, let us know!

    3. Creator Darren Wilson on March 14, 2014

      Father of Lights was funded through Kickstarter and is on iTunes: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/wpfilm/father-of-lights

      Would love to see it in that collection!

    4. Creator Wadebe on March 17, 2014

      Equal Opportunities and Respect for All!
      We have less than a week left and we would love to become one of the funded!
      https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/equitism/equitism

    5. Creator Sean Askey on March 31, 2014

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    6. Creator Haynes B. Cates Jr on April 1, 2014

      In light of your actions as described here: http://www.nationalreview.com/article/374723/gosnell-filmmakers-quit-kickstarter-claiming-censorship-josh-encinias
      I will no longer support any Kickstarter project, What are you the thought police or just love baby killers. Ever censor pro abortion anything??

    7. Creator Nonsenseyousay on April 4, 2014

      Too bad we won't get the Gosnell movie as a result of Kickstarter's actions. Shame on Kickstarter's bigotry and narrow mindedness. Will never contribute to a project on here in the future.

    8. Creator quigonj on April 9, 2014

      I have friends on here, so I am not a former customer, but I would also like to say I am disappointed in Kickstarter for it's censorship. Gosnell was a monster, and really did perform a one-man war on women and children, and it's a story that should be told and explained. Shame on you for your actions this time, and I hope you will reconsider.

    9. Creator Mike and Pam on April 17, 2014

      Unless you are making a film to shine the light on a mass murderer, Kermit Gosnell. Not welcome at Kickstarter.

    10. Creator Talia Myers & Rhyon Brown on May 9, 2014

      Kick Starter is the best! Help us fund our film or spread the word!
      https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/604744697/chasing-yesterday/