Thousands of documentary filmmakers have turned to Kickstarter over the last seven years to galvanize communities, engage audiences, and make beautiful films. More than one million people from around the world have now supported their work. Today we’re shining a spotlight on some of the amazing things that couldn’t have happened without the help of this impassioned community:
- One million people have collectively backed more than 12,000 documentary film projects — and more than 5,000 of those projects have been successfully funded.
- Documentaries are now backed more than 600 times every day. In Kickstarter’s first year, they were backed just 18 times a day.
- To date, $120 million has been pledged to documentary film on Kickstarter.
- Of the one million people who have supported documentary film on Kickstarter, more than 460,000 of them have backed projects in other creative categories as well.