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  1. Kickstarter at Sundance 2012: 14 films and counting!

    On Tuesday, the Sundance Film Festival made their final 2012 selection announcement, and we were thrilled to count FOURTEEN Kickstarter projects in this year's slate!! 

    110 feature-length films were selected from 4,042 submissions, and 64 short films culled from 7,675 submissions. In other words, it's easier to get into Harvard than it is to get into Sundance. Of those 174 films selected, we repeat: at least FOURTEEN of them are Kickstarter projects we couldn't be more proud of! 

    The Sundance Film Festival will be held January 19-29, 2012, in Park City, Utah. We trust a few more amazing Sundance projects will launch campaigns in the coming weeks to offset the costs of preparing their films for the big leagues and rallying the troops for premieres, and we'll continue to keep you posted on more projects to come. But to start: CONGRATS + HUGS + HOORAYS to all you incredible filmmakers! What a dream!

    Take a look at the Sundance 2012 Kickstarter Lineup:

    U.S. DRAMATIC COMPETITION:

    Keep The Lights On (Director: Ira Sachs, Screenwriters: Ira Sachs, Mauricio Zacharias)

    U.S. DOCUMENTARY COMPETITION:

    Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry (Director: Alison Klayman) *check out our Q&A with Alison as Ai Wewei made headlines around the world!

    Me At The Zoo (Directors: Chris Moukarbel, Valerie Veatch)

    WORLD CINEMA DOCUMENTARY COMPETITION:

    Indie Game: The Movie (Directors: Lisanne Pajot, James Swirsky)

    PARK CITY @ MIDNIGHT:

    Black Rock (Director: Katie Aselton, Screenwriter: Mark Duplass)

    NEXT <=>:

    Kid-Thing (Director and screenwriter: David Zellner)

    Mosquita y Mari (Director and screenwriter: Aurora Guerrero) *check out our Q&A with Aurora on her runaway success!

    My Best Day (Director and screenwriter: Erin Greenwell)

    NEW FRONTIER:

    ABACUS (Performance by Paul Abacus/Early Morning Opera/Lars Jan) *check out Lars' Guest Post on the Kickstarter blog!

    Room 237 (Director: Rodney Ascher)

    U.S. SHORT FILMS:

    Fourplay: Tampa (Director: Kyle Henry, Screenwriter: Carlos Trevino)

    Henley (Director: Craig Macneill, Screenwriters: Craig Macneill, Clay McLeod Chapman)

    The Thing (Director: Rhys Ernst, Screenwriters: Rhys Ernst, Avery McTaggart)

    U.S. Documentary Short Films:

    The Debutante Hunters (Director: Maria White)

    Once more with feeling: Y'all are stars!! GO GET 'EM!

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