• Paper Chase

    A comedy set in New Orleans about a young girl raising money for college by any means necessary!

    Sundance alumnae Angela Tucker ("The New Black") and Lauren Domino are using humor to tell the unique story of two teen friends in New Orleans. Join the party as the crew raises production funds for their upcoming feature film, "Paper Chase."


  • Blackout | A virtual glimpse into the lives of strangers

    A pioneering virtual reality film transporting you into the memories of strangers on the New York City Subway.

    James George brought the groundbreaking documentary "CLOUDS" to New Frontier Art in 2013. He's back and partnered with the wiz kids at Specular on his next VR documentary, "Blackout." Trust us, you want to be a part of this revolutionary experience.


  • AUTOMATIC AT SEA a feature film exploring hidden realms

    AUTOMATIC AT SEA chronicles the journey of a young Swedish traveler who finds herself trapped on a fictional island

    Alumni Matthew Lessner premiered "The Woods" at the 2011 Festival and his short "Chapel Perilous" later won the Audience Award in 2014. Since then, Matthew has shot his feature "Automatic At Sea" set in Switzerland & is seeking finishing funds to release.



    HAVEABABY is a documentary that follows couples struggling with infertility and a controversial IVF contest that offers them hope.

    Amanda Micheli, director of Oscar nom & Sundance hit "La Corona", is making a documentary about couples struggling with infertility, challenges she and her husband faced together. The film is in the can and needs funding to push finish editing. Back!


  • The AXS Map Mapathon project

    AXS Map Mapathons is a crowdsourcing tool that allows users to blitz their neighborhoods or cities to document accessibility!

    Sundance documentary filmmaker (and EMMY winner!) Jason daSilva is striving to make the world more inclusive and accessible to everyone with his latest AXS Map Mapathon Project. Show your support by backing!


  • The Secret Life of Lance Letscher • A Documentary Film

    A documentary about acclaimed collage artist, Lance Letscher, and his transition from intricate paper to a metal mural in Austin, TX.

    Legendary editor Sandra Adair ("BOYHOOD") is directing a documentary on Austin-based, internationally-known, collage artist Lance Letscher. Sandy is inviting YOU to join the college of supporters to make this one of a kind documentary - so back now!


  • The Raft

    The Raft, based on the story by Peter Orner and directed by Robert Jones, is finished but we need help to get it out into the world.

    Ken Kristensen ("La Muerte Es Pequeña") has teamed up with Robert Jones on the short film, "The Raft" story by Peter Orner and starring Ed Asner. The team is raising funds to release the short. Back now and score some one of a kind rewards of helping out.


  • HOLLER - Short Film Finishing Funds

    An Ohio boy and his older brother get in over their heads with the owner of a local scrap yard.

    Nicole Riegel brought her script "Lynch" to the 2014 Screenwriters Lab. Now she and her Sundance alumni crew are seeking finishing funds for "Holler" a short film about two brothers in southern Ohio. Back Nicole and the team by joining the Kickstarter.


  • Thanks so much for your support. If you didn't get a chance to back us on Kickstarter but would still like to, press here:

    Producers Doug Blush and Kurt Norton are starting the taboo conversation about suicide in Lisa Klein's latest documentary, "The S Word." The film is almost complete but needs your help raising finishing funds. Join the community by becoming a backer today.


  • Help bring the inspiring story of the founders of Greenpeace to an international audience in time for the UN Climate Summit

    Director Jerry Rothwell wants YOU to change the world. His award winning film, "How to Change the World" follows the young pioneers who founded and organized Greenpeace. Jerry needs help getting the film to the UN Climate Summit so back and save our planet.


  • Hats Start Shipping out December 8th! If you missed the campaign, you can now purchase movies gear below...

    Sundance leading man Kentucker Audley ("Christmas, Again") has a important message, "don't forget about movies" so he's designed wearable swag to share the gospel about movies. So join the special group of people making a statement about movies by backing.


  • Love Story. Skye is Scottish and Oliver is English, they are both UK Ex Pats in Los Angeles.They are enemies yet the same; or are they?

    Writer/Director/Actress and Sundance Film Festival darling Marianna Palka ("Good Dick" & "The Lion's Mouth Opens") is turning to YOU to help her finish her latest feature, "I'm The Same." Spread the love and join the team of backers before it is too late.


  • REAL BOY is a coming-of-age story about a transgender musician and his search for the meaning of family, given and chosen.

    Sundance Editor Andrew Gersh ("The Revolutionary Optimists") is collaborating with Shaleece Haas on her documentary, "Real Boy." They are almost ready to release the film but need just a little more support to finish strong. Back now and join the family!


  • Afghan Cycles is a feature documentary about a new generation of Afghan women pushing gender and cultural barriers by riding bikes.

    Producer Caryn Capotosto ("Best of Enemies" and "20 Feet from Stardom") has teamed up with director Sarah Menzies on her first feature documentary, "Afghan Cycles". Support Caryn and Sara as they seek funds to help cross the finish line.


  • A movie about filmmaker Alex Sichel and her fictional alter ego, Anna. Can Anna show Alex how to live joyfully with metastatic cancer?

    In 2011, alumna Alex Sichel was diagnosed with breast cancer. While battling the disease, she wrote a hybrid documentary/fiction film to reimagine her experience. Today, co-director Liz Giamatti is seeking funds to release the film & needs your help.


  • Neil's Vanguard stories are all he cares about, until Julia leads him down a rabbit hole into the strange world of erotic fan fiction.

    Clay Liford brought the unbearably funny short "My Mom Smokes Weed" to Sundance in 2010. Since then, he wrote and directed his latest comedy, "Slash" and needs funds to finish the film with a bang. So turn down the lights, pour some wine and donate now.


  • A fiction feature inspired by James Dean about a teenage rebel who comes of age into a headscarf and a motorcycle.

    Join the journey and help Marjoun and her headscarf fly once more! Susan Youssef brought the short film to the 2012 Sundance Film Festival and now is ready to make the feature version of "Marjoun and the Flying Headscarf"... and we cannot wait.


  • Two interracial Chicago couples struggle to keep their love alive when secrets and long-simmering resentments rise to the surface.

    Kyle Henry's feature directorial debut "Room" played Sundance in 2005. Now he's looking for production funds for his latest effort, an emotional drama set in Chicago. Help this Sundance/Kickstarter veteran get things moving on "The Year That Changed Us."


  • THE KIDS is the unprecedented, all-access documentary about the inside story of the kids who inspired the 1995 cult classic film KIDS.

    Editor Andrea B. Scott was the secret sauce behind 2015 festival favorites, "Fresh Dressed," and "Hot Girls Wanted." Now she's bringing her mad editing skills to collaborate with director Hamilton Harris, "The Kids" and wants you to join the backer gang.


  • Sundance-winner (T)ERROR is the first film to place journalists on the ground during an active FBI terror sting.

    Earlier this year David Felix Sutcliffe & Lyric R. Cabral premiered (T)ERROR at Sundance addressing crucial issues around surveillance, civil liberties, and implications for journalists. Help the team unveil the truth about the FBI by becoming a backer.


  • Will the sudden and unprecedented release of thousands of "lifers" from California prisons lead a nation to rethink mass incarceration?

    Sundance alumnae Kelly Duane de la Vega and Katie Galloway ("Better This World") are ALMOST ready to release "The Return" to the world, but need a little help from you with the film's finishing touches. Join the crew of incredible partners by backing.


  • A fictional story of ancient Hawai‘i, anchored in Hawaiian values

    ​Ty Sanga premiered "Stones" at the 2012 Festival ​and now is producing Kenji Doughty's short film "Ho'omau: A Story of Perseverance". Spread the aloha and become a backer!


  • Help two fans make the definitive film on Bill Nye The Science Guy and his quest to change the world with science!

    Nerds unite! All star producer Seth Gordon ("Finder's Keepers", "Mitt") has teamed up with filmmaking duo David Alvarado & Jason Sussberg to tell the story of the man behind the bowtie, Bill Nye The Science Guy. Back now for rewards that truly rule.


  • Watch with us. August 7 - Sept 13, 2015, in NYC.

    Sundance Labs and Festival alumni Karin Chien ("Circumstance" and "The Motel") is spearheading efforts to bring the one and only Beijing Independent Film Festival to NY. Support these groundbreaking and uncensored indie Chinese films by becoming a backer.


  • Let's make a limited edition "It's Such a Beautiful Day" / "World of Tomorrow" Blu-ray !

    Alumni Don Hertzfeldt has won the Festival Short Grand Jury Prize twice for his incredible animated films. Let's help Don create a one of a kind limited collector's Blu-Ray of "Such a Beautiful day" and "World of Tomorrow" available to backers only!


  • New Sir Doug documentary needs your help in securing music rights for the film. The time is NOW for the world to honor Doug Sahm!

    Austin based Producer Louis Black ("Orders of Myths") has partnered up with the incredible team behind Joe Nick Patoski's Doug Sahm documentary. Join the jamming crew and help distribute the film so that the world will come to know Doug Sahm's sound.


  • Award-winning filmmaker Deborah Dickson seeks finishing funds for her playful documentary about the mysteries of romantic love.

    Remember your first kiss, the delirium of falling in love, and the intensity of first love. Deborah Dickson (of 9 of Sundance films) invites you to be her partner as she explores Eros in her latest doc "ECCENTRIC ORBIT". Have a heart and back Deborah.


  • Families struggle to reclaim their lives from the isolation of chronic illness and Multiple Chemical Sensitivity (MCS).

    People with invisible disabilities often live in the shadows, their stories untold. Sundance Institute #ArtistServices alumnus Drew Xanthopoulos is seeking finishing funds to complete his documentary "The Sensitives" to share these untold stories.


  • New film about Philip Glass, Robert Wilson, Einstein on the Beach, and the connection between physics, opera, and human imagination.

    For decades "Einstein on the Beach" has left audiences everywhere mesmerized. Now, for the first time Philip Glass & Robert Wilson are reunited & teaming up with Sundance documentarian John Walter to share the play with the world, but only with your help.


  • Small Star Seminar is a crowd-generated concert doc road-film about a musical motivational speaker with a very different message.

    Straight from Wrocław, Poland ultra talented musician/filmmaker extraordinaire Cory McAbee is taking his global collaborative on the road and invites YOU to join the tour (literally, he can't drive). Back Cory and he'll perform "Small Star Seminar" for you.


  • Help Sundance artist & TED Fellow premiere her film about the global race for a clean energy future at the LA Film Festival June 11th!

    Clean energy is not just for the polar bears! Sundance Documentary Grantee Shalini Kantayya is racing to finish her latest film before its BIG world premiere in June. Help ignite her project by backing and sharing today. Time is running out.


  • Because of YOU, Adam & Leonard Nimoy's plan to create a #SpockDoc is becoming a reality! Thank you all for your support!

    Adam Nimoy is on a mission to pay tribute to the beloved Spock and his dad Leonard Nimoy, a longtime friend and supporter of Sundance (and actor in '93 Festival fav "Invasion of the Body Snatchers"). Back now and boldly go where no backer has gone before.


  • A half true, half made up, half animated and half funded comedy exploring the absurd and painful moments of LIVING WITH OTHERS.

    Jack Dunphy's short "Serenity" premiered at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival. Jack hopes to continue all those awkward *feelings* and channel them into incredible feature film, "Living with Others". Support Jack and his team now!


  • A gripping, psychological drama about a female imposter who lies to gain emotional intimacy.

    Sundance all star producers Gerry Kim, Mayuran Tiruchelvam, Kelly Williams, & Jonathan Duffy have teamed up with Christina Choe on her directorial debut, "Nancy". They're ready for production but need a little $ before they start filming so back em' today!


  • An anti war activist declares that his last political act will be to commit suicide and he wants it all on camera.

    Sundance Alumni Justin Schein, David Mehlman, Eden Wurmfeld, & Yael Bridge have garnished credits on Festival favorites "No Impact Man", "Puccini For Beginners" & "Freehold". The team is collaborating again and needs your help to finish "Left on Purpose."


  • Probe the unknown reaches of absurdity and public access television with two gloriously strange new shorts by Calvin Reeder.

    From the crazed and brilliant mind that brought us "The Oregonian" and "The Rambler", Calvin Lee Reeder is ready to thrill us again. Help this bizarro return to his filmmaking roots by backing his latest short film projects "The Procedure" & "The Bulb".


  • Follow and support this mystical brew of old-school special effects and tough-as-nails teen witches.

    #ArtistServices alumna Amanda Gotera and her team are seeking production funds for their latest short film, "Middle Witch". Filming in Austin, Texas, and based in a mythical land, help Amanda and her all star team cross the finish line.


  • A real life romantic comedy about Ravi Patel, who enters a love triangle between the woman of his dreams ... and his parents.

    Brother and sister filmmaking duo Geeta and Ravi (PLUS their mom and dad) are inviting you (and your crazy family) to help hustle the film "Meet the Patels" to theaters across America. Support the Patels and received some wacky rewards for chipping in!


  • Thank you! We reached our goal thanks to your generosity.

    Alumna Dawn Porter premiered "Gideon's Army" at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival. In her latest project, she investigates TRAP laws and their effects on women's rights. Dawn is ready to share the film but needs production funds so back her and her team.


  • A new card game of ridiculously overpowered weapons and monsters and cuddly rabbits.

    Sundance super alumni and mentor John August is baaaack to Kickstarter but this time with a *fun* new card game called, "One Hit Kill". Designed to be wildly absurd, John invites you to join in the game by becoming a backer and receiving your own deck.


  • An original series about two forty year-old friends struggling with adulthood . . . particularly their own.

    Sundance comedy writer/director/actor/editor Jef Taylor has teamed up with actor Garrett Neergaard to create their upcoming series ADULTS. They are seeking production funds to help with their first series BUT need your help! Join the team of backers today.


  • Our documentary tells the intimate stories of elders, home care workers and a system that is failing them both. Pls help us finish it.

    Alumna Deirdre Fishel & directing partner Tony Heriza are revealing the humanity and the challenges faced by elders, their families, and care workers in their latest documentary "Care". Help the team finish the film and fund their release by backing today.


  • YIKES! Help support Director's Commentary: Terror of Frankenstein, a new project from the creators of Room 237 and The Nightmare!

    Rodney Ascher & Tim Kirk are the guys to blame for all those freaky dreams after watching "Room 237" & "The Nightmare". Well, they are back ready to haunt us in a new fashion with "Director's Commentary: Terror of Frankenstein." Back them, if you dare.


  • Padraig O'Malley works his peacemaking model based on his recovery from addiction, in Iraq, Nigeria, Kosovo and Northern Ireland.

    The Sundance Documentary Program and Creative Producing Initiative have supported James Demo in producing his latest doc. James has work tirelessly and is almost finished editing but needs a little help. Join the team so James can finish "The Peacemaker".


  • Help Stanley Nelson bring the story of the Black Panther Party to theaters across the country.

    Super Sundance alumnus Stanley Nelson premiered "The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution" earlier this year at the Sundance Film Festival and wants to share it with audiences across the nation. Help Stanley and the team by joining the backer team.


  • Feature length time-lapse video & audio collage of Iceland's diverse landscape via the Hringvegur (Ring Road) that circles the island.

    Evan Mather brought "Icarus of Pittsburgh" to the 2003 Festival. He's prepping his next time-lapse short "Hringvigur" just in time to celebrate World Landscape Architecture Month all of April. Help Evan head into production by backing!


  • Sundance supported documentary tells the epic story of the Faroe Islands and the marine pollution that affects us all.

    Is 2013, Sundance Documentary Feature Program backed Mike Day and his Faroe Island project while in development. Now, Mike is has a rough cut and is ready for screen the film. Spread your Puffin wings and dive head first into this one-of-a-kind campaign.


  • A short film that finds two women in search of a missing baby.

    Sundance alumni producer Traci Carlson ("HITS"), DP Zach Galler, ("The Sleepwalker") and actress Stephanie Ellis ("The Sleepwalker") have teamed up to make the short film "BABY TEETH." Help the crew out by backing their kickstarter before it is too late.


  • In 1983 my mother moved my sister and me from our home in California to join the Grenada Revolution. Our lives were changed forever!

    Documentary Grantee Damani Baker is seeking production funds for latest doc "The House on Coco Road" about returning to Grenada and discovering his mother's untold story. Support Damani and the whole team when you become a backer.


  • A heartwarming story about movie piracy. Join a Sundance Lab alum to make a flashback comedy set in 1998 China, when DVD was king.

    With our help, Alumnus Sam Voutas ("White Faced Lies," 2012) is going overseas to film "King of Peking"- an exploration of how the paths we choose as adults can affect our kids, and how sometimes it’s not just the child who has to do the growing up.


  • Thank you for supporting our life-affirming, climate-changing, bee-saving film about mushrooms, featuring Paul Stamets and produced by Lyn Lear. For more information about the upcoming film, visit us at Fantastic Fungi.

    Mushrooms are mighty miracles that deserve a film told from the front lines by the smartest minds in arts & sciences. Documentarian Louie Schwartzberg has joined with Producer Lyn Lear to share the incredible story of Fungi. Join the team by backing 'em.


  • Join Adrian Grenier, Josh Zeman & world renowned scientists to find the elusive '52 Hertz' whale and fight Ocean Noise Pollution.

    Alums Josh Zeman, Adrian Grenier & Lucy Cooper along with a group of scientists are undertaking a quest of a lifetime to find the Loneliest Whale, who is lovely nicknamed "52". Become a backer and help us find 52 to let him know that he is not alone!


  • A seven-year portrait of a rural family in Nepal as they experience a windfall of opportunity and then tragically lose it.

    After nearly a decade, power couple Amy Benson & Scott Squire are ready to put the finishing touches on their doc "Drawing The Tiger," the story of girls' education in Nepal. Join the creative team in sharing this crucial story by becoming a backer.


  • Dennis Hopper's final film is nearly complete, but we need YOUR help for the final push!

    In 2009, Director Linda Yellen collaborated with Dennis Hopper on what would be his last film. To celebrate the 5th anniversary of Dennis' passing, Linda wants to release the never seen before film and share Dennis' final role with the world!


  • The incredible true story of Wilma Mankiller, directed and produced by Valerie Red-Horse and produced by Gale Anne Hurd.

    Sundance Native alumna Valerie Red-Horse has teamed up with mogul sci-fi producer Gale Anne Hurd to tell the untold story of Wilma Mankiller, the first female Principal Cherokee Chief. Back the campaign NOW and score some truly one-of-a-kind rewards.


  • Award-winning film about immigration, fast food, and making your own justice. Bring it to a theater near you!

    Beloved Sundance doc alums Rachel Lears & Robin Blotnick screened "The Hand That Feeds" for festivals, press, and audiences globally and NOW are raising money for community and public screenings. Back their campaign and help share this film with everyone!


  • From the Creators of “Flight of the Conchords” & “Boy” - Help Jemaine Clement & Taika Waititi bring their vampire comedy to the USA!

    The unbelievably funny Taika Waititi of "Boy" left us in stitches with his latest mockumentary "What We Do In The Shadows". In 2014, he premiered the film at Sundance and now is ready to release it in the USA. Back the boys for some seriously cool rewards.


  • An unflinching and poetic glimpse into a forgotten war where rebels and refugees fight to survive in Sudan's Nuba Mountains.

    Documentary alumnus Andrew Berends ("Delta Boys") has returned with another extraordinary story to share. The team is prepping for their world premiere at SXSW later in March, but need your help raising finishing funds. Support Andrew by backing today.


  • Help launch award-winning short THE BRAVEST, THE BOLDEST on its 2015 overseas festival tour & prepare it for 2016 Oscar Qualification.

    Moon Molson brought "The Bravest, The Boldest" to the 2014 Festival. Since then, the film has played for countless audiences across the country. Now Moon is starting a 2016 Oscar campaign by sharing the film overseas. Support Moon by becoming a backer.


  • A modern American story about four young Polynesian NFL hopefuls using football as a way out of poverty and gang violence.

    First-time filmmakers Tony Vainuku & Erika Cohn are stoked to premiere their doc at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival and are dreaming of sharing the film with audiences internationally. Join the team and help these Utah based filmmakers by becoming a backer!


  • Billy, facing his identity as a quadriplegic, comes up with a plan. Help us make this series a reality!

    Sundance Documentarian Jason DaSilva is stepping outside the documentary box and developing his first narrative web-series. Kickstart "The Dismantled" by backing Jason and his team.



    Alumnus David Cross premiered his hilarious directorial debut "HITS" at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival. Keeping with the indie spirit, David is releasing the film in his own style and unique way. Back David and get some serious cool rewards for doing so.


  • Seniors at a prom night party wander into an abandoned prison at the edge of town and return changed forever.

    Producing alumnus Morgan Coy ("Computer Chess") is taking us back to prom with first time writer/director Karen Skloss for a night we will never forget. Support this Austin, TX, based production team by becoming a backer today and score killer rewards.


  • Two romantic misfits embark on a five borough dining adventure and ultimately discover who they really are!

    Sundance Producer Soojin Chung ("Escape From Tomorrow") has teamed up with first time director Justin Ambrosino to share the charming NY love story, @hungryforloveff. Show your love by backing today and score some yummy exclusive Kickstarter rewards.


  • If you like Trainspotting, Fargo or Pulp Fiction, you'll love GIVE ME LIBERTY. Raw, no holds barred, politically incorrect pure Cinema.

    A Russian immigrant. An Alzheimer's patient. The one and only Milwaukee. Kirill Mikhanovsky workshopped his script at the '09 Screenwriters Lab. When his funding fell through, he decided to make his film independently (but ONLY with your help, of course).


  • This update is overdue, and our apologies! The Sundance Film Festival premiere was a great success! Click on the news button below to see more photos and links to our incredible press.  Stay tuned as we will have more news soon! Jason and Samba

    2015 Sundance Film Festival filmmaker Jason Silverman is inviting YOU to join a prolific story-telling team of his doc "SEMBENE!". Be a maker of the incredible story of Senegal's most important independent storyteller, Ousmane Sembene, by backing today.


  • Five of NYC's most adventurous filmmakers are working together to adapt each other's dreams. This is going to get weird.

    Sundance pal & Kickstarter bandmate Dan Schoenbrun is funding the strange, the weird, and the unpredictable with his webseries "collective:unconscious". Get your "Science of Sleep" on by becoming a backer, and peer into the dreams of these diverse artists.


  • Three men. Seven years. One prison. What if things could be better? ONLY A FEW HOURS LEFT TO PLEDGE!!!!!!!!

    Sundance Documentary grantee Noel Schwerin has been recording first person accounts in a prison in Soledad for her doc. Now seeking finishing funds, Noel needs just a few more bucks to help polish the film for release. Support Noel by backing her project.


  • Award-winning film by first-time, female director releases digitally on World AIDS Day (Dec. 1) with 100 screenings + live stream Q&As

    New Frontier Artist Lisa Biagiotti's documentary "deepsouth" is ready for worldwide distribution. On World AIDs Day, 56 cities (and counting!) will tune in for an live stream Q&A...but only with your help. Back 'deepsouth' & help share this special film.


  • Writer Emergency Pack is a deck full of useful ideas to help get your story back on track.

    Sundance mentor and alumnus ("The Nines") John August presents The Writer Emergency Pack, a revolutionary deck of cards to help manage the frustrations of writers block. Get out of your writing rut & back on track by backing today!


  • Joan of Arc wakes up in present day Marfa, Texas. Pursued, she has two choices: run or appease the voices in her head and fight.

    Sundance Producer Julia Dyer's ("Late Bloomer") newest film"Maid" is an imaginative retelling of the Joan of Arc story, told through the veil of illegal immigration and transposed to present-day Marfa, Texas. Make this short a reality by becoming a backer!


  • The groundbreaking neo-realist film LA CIUDAD (THE CITY) is being remastered for new audiences. And for the future.

    Dir. David Riker needs your help to preserve/digitally restore his film La Ciudad. This groundbreaking narrative was a snapshot of NY's Latin American neighborhoods, shedding light to the lives of illegal immigrants & laborers as they fought adversity.


  • Karen is a life coach and she is friendly. Too friendly. This groundbreaking app by Blast Theory mixes gaming and storytelling.

    Blast Theory first wowed us at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival with "A Machine To See With". Now they are back with an interactive storytelling mobile app named Karen. Back a few bucks and discover what the #KarenApp has in store for you.


  • A closeted Korean-American teenager follows his desires and finds more than he bargains for at the Korean spa.

    Sundance Screenwriters Lab alum, Andrew Ahn presents "Spa-Night" a depiction of a closeted gay Korean teenager on his journey to self-acceptance and honesty while he struggles with his own desires and family expectations. Join the team by supporting.


  • Blind ambition, luscious mustaches, and girthful tamales. Join CHINGO BLING & DESMADRE in making Season 2 of the hilarious web series.

    Help Sundance Lab alum Jesus Beltran produce the second season of his hilarious web-series "Masa & the Power" Fan of all things bling & tamales? Then what're you waiting for?! Become a backer today.


  • Before Viagra there were goat testicle transplants, men w/ dreams & one unlikely hero. The stranger-than-fiction tale of John Brinkley!

    Dir. Penny Lane of hit, "Our Nixon" presents the peculiar story of John Brinkley, an unlikely hero who rises from poverty to wealth by curing male impotence using goat transplants during the Great Depression era. Allow this untold story to be heard!

  • A SXSW autobiographical documentary about how a 16 year old evolves into a bank robber. Bring it to a theater near you!

    Winner of Best Doc & Best Director at Full Frame Festival, Darius Clark Monroe presents the autobiographical story of the personal evolution of a student turned criminal. By donating, you will help bring this story to theaters, schools, & under-served areas.

  • Help us make our film about America's amazing public libraries and the urgent need to keep them open, innovating, and free for all.

    By donating to this doc, you're supporting our nation's most beloved and underrated public resources; the library system. Support the film's mission to stop the closing of public libraries & capture how it's potential loss would change the lives of millions. http://kck.st/1mb89A9

  • A partially animated documentary film about a man who tried to prevent the Holocaust

    W/ beautiful animation and archived interviews, this film reenacts tales of espionage & danger, from the perspective of Jan Karski, a courier of the Polish underground, as he fought to stop the Holocaust. Help spread Karski's message of perseverance & faith.

  • A film about the forerunners of rhythm and blues -- gospel quartets who blazed a trail and thrilled audiences in the1930s, 40s and 50s.

    Robert Clem presents an inspiring story about the pioneers of gospel. Despite the adversity of the times, these artists were able to make history with their harmonies that changed the sound of music. Best way to find out "How They Got Over", is to donate!

  • Has your life been touched by Alzheimer's? Portraits of caregivers and a community connected through compassion.

    Sundance alum Banker White wants to spread his honest and heart-wrenching story of how Alzheimer's disease has affected his life, alongside the portraits of others. Help support their mission in enlightening the public about what it means to be a caregiver.

  • In the 1980's - A few disenfranchised Okie teens mastered the art of prank phone calls which became known as Park Grubbs.

    Ashton Kutcher, move aside. Sundance alum Bradley Beesley ("Summercamp!") is working on his newest doc about the legendary 1980's teens who give new meaning to the word "punked." Answer their call and back this project for some totally tubular prizes!


  • Sundance Institute Native Lab Fellow seeks funding to finish Hawaiʻi dramatic short film.

    Native Fellow Christopher Kahunahana is telling the story of the Hawaiian solar phenomenon known as Lāhainā Noon. Give Chris and his team some aloha by giving him some clams today.


  • On his first day on the job, a high school algebra teacher mixes up his medications to disastrous results.

    Sundance alum Bryan Poyser ("Lovers of Hate") & Zach Cregger ("The Whitest Kids U Know") teamed up for a short about a teacher who mixes up his meds and er..lasts too long if you catch our drift. Back their film and save yourself a trip to the doc's office!


  • This documentary is the handshake that links a famed actor and a legendary mathematician, creating history's lowest Erdős-Bacon number.

    Always wanted to get 1 degree closer to Kevin Bacon? Now you can! Help back the newest project from Tyler H. Walk (editor of 2012 Sundance doc "How to Survive a Plague"). It's a fascinating mathematical journey that proves it's a small world, after all.


  • 39 ½ mixes drama laced with irony, documentary, and animation to follow a single filmmaker approaching 40 determined to have a kid

    At the 2001 Sundance Film Festival, Alumna Kara Herold premiered her short film, "grrlyshow." Now, Kara is hustling for her next feature project, "39 1/2." Support Kara by becoming a backer today.

  • Help Baseman shine a positive light on history's darkest hour to educate future generations through his art and dream-reality. Join us!

    Artist Gary Baseman and Director David Charles workshopped "Mythical Creatures" at the 2013 New Frontier Story Lab. Together they are raising money for their one-of-a-kind film. Support them and score some seriously cool rewards by becoming a backer.


  • In the frozen woods of an isolated Maine logging town, one woman’s tragic mistake shatters the balance of the community.

    Lance Edmands's "Bluebird" was workshopped at the Screenwriter's Lab in 2010. Since the film's premiere, Lance has teaming up with #ArtistServices to release the film grassroots-style. Join the labor of love to get "Bluebird" into the theaters.


  • A traveling documentary film festival that screens in makeshift spaces and offers its programming for free!

    Beloved alumni Gael Garcia Bernal and Diego Luna are asking YOU to join the team to bring their traveling film festival AMBULANTE to the USA and beyond. Join this wild documentary tour by becoming a backer and banking kick ass rewards for doing so.


  • 4 more amazing episodes that teach the puppets the most important subjects of life and complete the DHMIS story!

    Becky and Joe first wowed us at the 2012 Festival with their short film, "Don't Hug Me I'm Scared." Since then, they've created an amazing web series and are looking to create 4 more episodes. Support the collective by becoming a super backer.


  • A trucker tries to save the life of a girl who is being sex-trafficked at his local truck stop.

    Pearl Gluck was awarded a 2000 Sundance Producer's Lab fellowship for her first documentary film, "Divan". Now she's fundraising for her first narrative feature, "The Turn Out" but needs help from the community to make her movie. Give Pearl your support.


  • ALMOST SUNRISE tells the story of two friends, Tom and Anthony, who embark on an epic journey to heal from their time in combat.

    Michael Collins ("Give Up Tomorrow") shares the story of two vets as they embark on a cross country roadtrip. Micheal provides an intimate & fresh look into the struggles vets face, but needs to complete the film before he can release it. Show your support! http://kck.st/1izAOpU

  • Nov. 20, 1980: A gossip columnist hunts down Dallas' new first lady to unearth the truth underneath her stunning mink coat.

    Sundance alumnae director Samantha Buck (Doc Film Grantee "Best Kept Secret") and her kickass producing team of alumni are rallying together to tell the story of the radical night of Nov. 20, 1980. Help the team finish their short by becoming a backer.


  • An experimental exploration of the Juggalo subculture in Buffalo, New York.

    Sundance alumnus Scott Cummings (editor of "It Felt Like Love") is calling on all the friends of the Juggalos and Juggalettes to help finish his short "BUFFALO JUGGALOS" tour the festival circuit and bring the carnival along. Friends it's time to unite!


  • A smart, funny, daring film about the "gay voice." With Margaret Cho, Tim Gunn, Don Lemon, Dan Savage, David Sedaris and George Takei.

    Director David Thorpe has teamed up with Sundance Alumnus Howard Gertler ( "How to Survive a Plague") to bring "Do I Sound Gay?" out of the cutting room and into the world. Join the kickstarter team to help finish this fun, smart, and daring documentary.


  • Follows attorney Steve Wise’s fight to give animals personhood rights and break down the legal wall separating them from humans.

    Chris Hegedus & D. A. Pennebaker are following an attorney's passionate fight to give animals personhood rights. Help these august filmmakers complete their documentation of this wild story & support this historical moment by backing today.


  • A Brooklyn dancer returns to rural Texas town LaVernia for a funeral and is confronted with family, identity and the loss left behind.

    Sundance alumna ("The Thing") and staffer Ruthie Doyle wrote/directed/starred in the film "La Vernia." The short was shot on 35mm film and it's now in post production. Support Ruthie and her team by becoming a backer and help finish "La Vernia"!


  • I made two new short short films! Prepare yourselves for comedy, drama, thrills and chills!

    Jonathan Wysocki (2009 Directing Lab fellow) is strutting his short shorts to help finish not just one, but TWO hilarious short films. Back "Wysocki's Short Shorts" and he'll send you a signed portrait of his beloved short shorts and copies of the films!


  • The truth is, we all lie - and by "we," we mean everyone!

    Sundance Alumna Yael Melamede is making a documentary with author Dan Ariely based on his research in the New York Times bestseller, “The Truth About Dishonesty.” We promise you won’t regret supporting this telling project.


  • Help us finish our documentary about Cuba's drag-racing community and their quest to hold the first official race since the Revolution.

    Producer of “Control Room", Bent-Jorgen Perlmutt spent over 2 years filming a documentary about a group of Cuban drag racers. TODAY he is rallying together to raise funds to complete & premiere the film. Help BJ cross the finish line by becoming a backer!


  • Toby is having trouble with his wife and a gift they bought together. One of them is going to have to let go for good.

    Sundance Alumnus Producer Adam Donaghey has teamed up with director Jason Reimer on the wildly strange short film "THE OBJECT." They are seeking a little extra cash to help finish the film. Support the team and score some cool rewards for doing so.


  • The new feature from award-winning Borderline Films, starring Christopher Abbott, Cynthia Nixon, and Scott “Kid Cudi” Mescudi

    Alumni Antonio Campos ("Simon Killer) and Sean Durkin ("Martha Marcy May Marlene") are co-producing Josh Mond's the directorial debut "James White." The Borderline Films trio are inviting YOU to join their team to finish "James White". Become a backer now! http://kck.st/1qkW3SD

  • When the air is toxic … you make a SHORT film and you shoot it FAST. *UPDATED* *UNFROZEN*

    Director Jason WIshnow premiered his short "Oedipus" at the 2004 Sundance Film Festival. He's now sharing the secret short film "The Sand Storm" and needs your support to to make the film happen! Become a backer of this one-of-a-kind film.


  • Three homeless teenagers brave Chicago winters, the pressures of high school, and life alone on the streets to build a brighter future.

    Documentary Film Grantees Kirsten Kelly and Anne de Mare are rallying together for their latest documentary "The Homestretch." Support these super talented filmmakers as they complete the final creative steps of post-production to premiere this spring.


  • Award-winning documentary The World Before Her launches India-wide campaign!

    Nisha Phauja screened "The World Before Her" an documentary explores Miss India pageant and a Hindu Fundamentalist camp for girls, as part of Film Forward . Now, she's conducting a 6-month outreach campaign throughout India and YOU can help by backing.


  • ...a road trip through the stunning and complex landscape of troubled young love. Feature film opening at IFC Center in NY on May 29th 2015

    Sundance Alumnae Allison Anders, Heather Rae, and Amy Seimetz rally with writer/director Leah Meyerhoff and her project, “I BELIEVE IN UNICORNS.” Their film will be premiering in Narrative Competition at the SXSW Film Festival but only if YOU support now.


  • Pick one of Shakespeare’s greatest heroes and battle his villains in this semi-cooperative board game. The game play’s the thing!

    Anthony Del Col & Conor McCreery went to the Sundance New Frontier Story Lab in 2011 and further developed their project, "Kill Shakespeare". Before they releaseth "Kill Shakespeare," they art raising funds to maketh sure the game is truly awesome.


  • When one of the most prolific art forgers in US history is finally exposed, he must confront the legacy of his 30-year con.

    Sam Cullman directed/produced the Oscar Nominated Documentary, "If a Tree Falls..." in 2011. Now, Sam and Jen Grausman team up to tell mystery behind a 30-year art con in their latest doc "Art and Craft". Help them with the final touches by supporting.


  • A modern mystery about love and intimacy in the digital age, starring John Gallagher Jr. and Kate Lyn Sheil, and premiering at SXSW

    "The Heart Machine" team Lucas Joaquin ("Keep The Lights On") and Zachary Wigon need some finishing funds to get to their premiere. Warm the cockles of your heart by becoming a backer today!


  • Harry Lloyd (Game of Thrones) stars in this dark road comedy about a guy who wants to be in a light road comedy.

    Sundance Producer Andrew Corkin ("An Oversimplification of Her Beauty", "Martha Marcy May Marlene," "We Are What We Are") has teamed up with Byran Reisberg for his directorial debut, "BIG SIGNIFICANT THINGS." Join the team on this roadtrip by backing today.


  • A documentary about audio dubbing Hollywood films for foreign markets featuring the international voices of George Clooney.

    Paul Mariano brought his documentary "These Amazing Shadows" to the Sundance Film Festival in 2011. Since then, he's been crafting his latest documentary "Being George Clooney." Help finish the film by supporting and receive some sweet memorabilia.


  • You can’t turn back the clock, but you can wind it up again. Starring Blythe Danner and Martin Starr.

    Talented and beloved Sundance actors Blythe Danner and Martin Starr have teamed up with Brett Haley to tell a story that gives a fresh perspective on the twilight years. Join the team as they kickstart for production funds by backing.


  • The filmmakers who brought you the indie hit CODEPENDENT LESBIAN SPACE ALIEN SEEKS SAME are making a new comedy about lesbian hookers!

    Madeleine Olnek, Lisa Haas & Jackie Monahan are the funny ladies who made "Codependent Lesbian Space Alien Seeks Same" are ready to charm your pants off again with their latest film but need to some assistance for the big finish. Support them today!


  • A real movie starring real lady Jenny Slate!

    Gillian Robespierre will premiere her film "Obvious Child" at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival! But before she does, she needs to complete and finish the film. Help Gillian put the finishing touches on her hilarious film by becoming a backer NOW.


  • Our feature film ‘The Fold’ is filled with beautiful music and we would like to release a soundtrack album.

    Actress Catherine McCormack starred in Sundance films “The Land of Girls” and “Loaded.” Together with Alexa Seligman, she's releasing the soundtrack to their latest project, "The Fold." Help the team out by backing today and receiving some magical tunes.


  • A Kenyan runner travels to Los Angeles to compete in her first professional marathon, where losing will cost her more than the race.

    Alumna Anna Musso wowed audiences at the 2012 Festival with her short "L TRAIN". She is ready to do it again with her project "RUN FAST", executive produced by Festival alumnus Alexander Payne. Run, don't walk, to support and back this campaign today.


  • After a global neurological epidemic, those who remain search for meaning and connection in a world without memory.

    Sundance and IFP alumni, Charles Spano ("Io") and Claire Carré invite you to be a part of "embers." This dystopian, futuristic sci-fi feature film will tell the story of what remains after the world is affected by a double amnesia epidemic.


  • A feel good Global Warming disaster movie

    2012 Sundance Film Festival alumnus Ivan Hurzeler ("Famous Person Talent Agency: Pearls of Asia") tells the story of a tenacious marine biologist who is prepared to go all the way to the very bottom of the sea, just in order to save it!


  • The thrilling conclusion to a story it took 20 years to tell—HENRY FOOL, FAY GRIM, and now, shooting in spring 2014...

    Screenwriter, producer and director Hal Hartley concludes his Grim Family Trilogy with the release of "Ned Rifle." Help him finish telling the story of this lovable wreck of an American family, while scoring some amazing rewards!


  • In a city where queens rule the stage, this documentary reveals drag KINGS can reign just as fierce!

    Help filmmaker Nicole Miyahara reveal the experiences and challenges drag kings face in LA. "The Making of a King" gives us a candid look at this fast growing drag king community as they reveal their aspirations, and how they re-imagine masculinity.


  • 3 Native Americans: a college-bound student, a father-to-be, and a promiscuous transsexual struggle to escape their Indian reservation.

    Sundance loves Sydney Freeland. She went to our Screenwriters lab, Directors lab, Creative Producing Summit, and the Native Filmmaker Lab with "Drunktown's Finest". She's almost finished with the film and only needs a few more bucks. So back her today!


  • A unique child reflects on her family's holiday weekend and her magical friendship with an unexpected guest.

    All star producer and Sundance Alumna Heather Rae (“Frozen River") and co-directors Russell Friedenberg (“Trudell”) and Randy Redroad (“The Doe Boy”) need YOUR HELP to finish their film. Be a part of this truly unique film by becoming a backer today.


  • Colombia is the focal point of the new global gold rush and Marmato, a mining town with over 500 years of history, is the new frontier.

    Documentary Feature Program supported Mark Grieco with production funds for his documentary “Marmato” in spring 2013. The film is ALMOST finished and now needs your support. Check out the one-of-a-kind rewards and become a backer now.


  • Three gay seniors navigate the adventures, challenges and surprises of life and love in their golden years.

    Sundance Documentary Feature Program granted PJ Raval funds for the production of "Before You Know It." Now, PJ and his team are doing whatever it takes to get this film in theaters. Check out his rad rewards and back this campaign today.


  • We're taking this outrageous and heartfelt comedy about love and revenge in Austin, Texas on a road show and we need your help!

    Bryan Poyser premiered "Lovers of Hate" at the 2010 Festival. Now he's taking "The Bouceback" on the road for a theatrical movie tour, but needs your help. Support this inappropriately hysterical film and score some awesome rewards for doing so!


  • Leo Darwin Is A Life Coach Whose LIfe Is Falling Apart

    Sundance NEXT alum Carrie Preston debuted her feature "That's What She Said" at the 2012 Film Festival. Since then she's won an Emmy for "True Blood" and you can take her out to lunch and celebrate (if you support her latest creative project). Check it out!


  • A young actress abandons her principles in pursuit of fame, only to realize her biggest fan is back at home.

    Congratulations to Amberlee Colson on making her dream come true with this 106% funded project! We cannot wait to see "Worthy" come to life in the near future and will keep our eyes open for this one, you should too!


  • The bicycle, an amazing tool for change. People all over the world are moving towards a new system. Will the economic power allow it?

    Fredrik Gertten premiered his doc "BIG BOYS GONE BANANAS!*" at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival and now is shaking things up with his latest film "Bikes Vs. Cars." Help steer this film across the finish line by donating today.


  • A performance packed documentary about Sonia Sanchez, poet, activist and pioneer of the Black Arts Movement. Still going strong at 79.

    Barbara Attie, Janet Goldwater & Sabrina Schmidt Gordon produced "Mrs. Goundo's Daughter" in '08 with the Sundance Doc Film Program. Now they've teamed up once again to document the incredible life of Sonia Sanchez. Tell Sonia's bold story by backing today!


  • In a rural, American town, kids face heartbreaking choices, find comfort in family bonds and dream of a future of possibility.

    Sundance alumni and first cousins Tracy Droz Tragos & Andrew Droz Palermo have returned to their hometown Rich Hill, Missouri, to document the struggles and the lives of the people. Join the family of filmmakers to help bring this untold story to life.


  • Jay Duplass & Linas Phillips in a film about brothers: one who's devoted to his family, the other who's obsessed with The Manson Family

    Alumni Jay Duplass ("Cyrus" & "Jeff Who Lives At Home") and Linas Phillips ("Bass Ackwards") team up with J. Davis for a very strange road trip comedy. Hop on the bandwagon by donating today and experience a trip you'll never forget.


  • A documentary searching for Alice Guy-Blaché, who at 23 was the first female director, became a powerful figure in film, then vanished.

    Pamela Green and Jarik van Sluijs premiered their doc, “Bhutto” at the 2010 Festival. Now they have teamed up again to tell the story of prolific filmmaker, Alice Guy-Blache. Join the team of supporters (Robert Redford supports!) by backing today.


  • A man gets into a terrible traffic accident in the middle of nowhere.... And two religious zealots try their best to "save" him.

    John Bryant has a knack for dark films…you’ve probably seen them at our Festival (“Oh My God” “Momma’s Boy” "Baghead"). He’s ready to make his next contortion “John 3:16”, but first needs a little help. Be John's dark Savior and donate some clams today.


  • Dogtown Redemption is the story of America's untouchables: Americans who survive by recycling trash in Oakland, CA.

    Documentary Alumni Amir Soltani is finishing his latest doc “Dogtown Redemption,” a story of garbage recyclers in Oakland. Support this heartwarming documentary by backing today and earning some super special rewards.


  • The second feature-length comedy by Sundance alum Adam Bowers. A smart, (painfully) real comedy/romance.

    Official Sundance selectee and part of the 2010 NEXT Program, filmmaker Adam Bowers follows up "New Low" with his second feature-length comedy "Paperback." Adam tells the story of a pizza cook who never left his college town. Help Adam finish "Paperback!"


  • A new film from the Sundance Grand Jury Prize-winning creators of Blood Brother.

    Steve Hoover and Danny Yourd won BOTH the 2013 Grand Jury Prize and the Audience Award with their heartfelt film “Blood Brother”. Now they are ready to wow you again with their latest doc “Gennadiy.” Help this award winning team make their next film!


  • Six Teens. Three Continents. A World Cup to Save Lives.

    Join team CTG! Alumni Shilpi Gupta won the Sundance Short Filmmaking Award in 2004 with her film "When the Storm Came" and now she's finishing up her newest doc "Changing the Game." Kick in some support and let's shout, "Goooooooaaal!"


  • A documentary about the best soul singer you’ve ever heard–even if you've never heard of him.

    Syl Johnson's songs have been sampled hundreds of times over the years -- you've heard it but never knew it was him. Help filmmaker Robert Hatch-Miller get Syl's voice out and tell the truly unique story of this musical genius!


  • The Return, a documentary film by Adam Zucker, explores the unique reality of being young and Jewish in Poland today.

    Two-time Sundance selectee Adam Zucker explores the future of Judaism in Poland. Adam dives deep into what it means to be young and Jewish. Help this Sundance alumnus secure the finishing funds to this documentary!


  • A family loses its balance when one of its members suddenly reveals a gender identity that challenges their equilibrium.

    Sundance alumna Tamar Rogoff ("The Faun Experience") returns with another look into what makes people beautifully different from one another. In this project, she tells the story of a family member who's gender identity challenges the family's equilibrium.


  • Documentary film about a theater troupe of LGBTQ youth & their allies creating a revealing production on the theme of love.

    Congratulations to Ellen Brodsky on locking the finishing funds to turn "Out" into a reality! We can't wait to see this beautifully unique project change lives!


  • On the eve of an annual sibling reunion, a troubled young writer is sent reeling with the arrival of an unexpected guest.

    Sundance alumnus Carlos Puga ("Satan Since 2003") creates a beautiful piece with "Burma." Emerging actor Christopher Abbot, recently seen on TV show "Girls," leads the cast on this story about a quirky family. Help this official SXSW selection take off!


  • Award winning filmmaker Bobby Miller needs your help to make Vine app films.

    Sundance alumnus Bobby Miller is back with a new experiment, a Vine film series! This innovating filmmaker is pushing the envelope and creating amazing work with Vine. We're definitely keeping our eyes open for his next five second videos!


  • Two former Olympians try to escape their collapsing lives at a remote lake house, only to find the past has come back to haunt them.

    Sundance alumnus Ryan Dickie ("After You Left") switches gears to tell the story of two former Olympians trying to escape their past. Help Ryan and his team embark in this dramatic thriller!


  • A partially animated documentary film about a man who tried to prevent the Holocaust

    Sławomir Grünberg embarks in the emotional story of a man who tried to prevent the holocaust in this beautiful partially animated documentary. Help Slawomir and his team bring back Jan Karski's story by donating today!


  • One filmmaker's meditative journey into the worlds of ELVIS PRESLEY, POPE JOHN PAUL II and PRINCESS DIANA exploring fans, faith & image

    Congratulations to Annie Berman on successfully funding "The Faithful" and successfully avoiding showing, mentioning, or representing the image of Elvis through her whole picture. Man, that must've been hard...


  • Ronah's life unravels when she starts working with a new client.

    Congratulations to all "She's Lost Control" team on securing the finishing funds to tell the story of Ronah! We can't wait to see the finished project!


  • Our band The Controversy is joining a Sundance winning director to create a very special music video.

    Sundance alumnus and award-winner Amin Matalqa joins forces with The Controversy to bring to life a very special story in their new music video for "So Low." Back this project today and you might even get your fifteen minutes of fame!


  • A look at the legendary New York City gay bath house 'The Continental Baths' told by the people who were there.

    Sundance alumnus Malcolm Ingram's latest project "The Continental Bath" explores similar themes as his officially Sundance selected work "small town gay bar." Here Malcolm explores NY's legendary gay bath house and the secrets it kept.


  • Campaign for crucial filming costs to follow an artist as he documents Mapuche storytellers and encodes their stories into textiles.

    Okapi Films' "Coded Stories" follows an artist as he documents and decodes the Mapuche stories. Help them keep the rich and beautiful Mapuche culture and art alive! Support Okapi Films and you might even score some original art while you are at it!


  • I am choreographing a dance inspired by Afro-Cuban Yoruba culture as an Emerging Artist in residence at The Field

    Congratulations to Sundance Theater Lab alumna Oni Brown on securing the final funds to finish, inspire and move thousands with her project! And congratulations to the lucky backer who got an exclusive behind the scenes look of the whole project!


  • A t-shirt artist defies Chick-fil-a, a multi-billion dollar fast food chain, when they lay claim to his art and website. Documentary.

    Watch a hell of "A Defiant Dude" proudly step up to a multi-billion dollar company in James Lantz's documentary. We don't know about you, but we're suddenly craving some kale and a t-shirt making lesson from Bo doesn't sound so bad either...


  • memory (loss) bank, a joint artistic endeavor of Adam Sekuler and Shannon Stewart, investing in high-risk recollection

    Adam Sekuler and Shannon Stewart embark in a daring artistic exploration of memory and loss in "memory (loss) bank." Help this dance, film, art and psychology experiment come to life by donating today!


  • In a process that mirrors the OWS movement itself, 60+ award-winning filmmakers & artists are making a film about it. Together.

    Congrats on the 116% funded project and official Sundance selection to the whole team of 60+ filmmakers involved in "99% (The Occupy Wall Street Collaborative Film)!" We could not be more ecstatic to show your film this year!


  • Part road trip movie, part music doc, 3 folk musicians struggle to be heard in the modern version of this distinctly American art form.

    Congratulations to Sundance alumna Sara Terry ("Fambul Tok") on a 125% funded project. But most of all congratulations to the lucky someone who got a Dirk Hamilton original song written especially for them. We're jealous!


  • An epic, DIY collaboration between 21 filmmakers, each one translating a chapter of the award-winning novel Valencia into a short film.

    Two-time Sundance select Silas Howard is challenging 21 filmmakers to translate one chapter of award-winning novel Valencia into a five minute short. 21 filmmakers, 5 minutes? We don't know about you but we can't wait to see this! So help out and donate!


  • In a process that mirrors the OWS movement itself, 40+ award-winning filmmakers & artists are making a film about it. Together.

    Congratulations to Audrey Ewell and Aaron Aites on a 352% funded project and an official Sundance selection!


  • @home tells the remarkable story of Mark Horvath’s fierce commitment to make the homeless visible.

    Congrats to filmmaker Mark Horvath and Kindling Group on locking the remaining funds to turn "@home" into reality and making the homeless visible!


  • A choreographer and an actor with cerebral palsy defy the odds through an unorthodox experiment with the body.

    Help Tamar & Daisy tell the beautiful story about actor and dancer Gregg; a 30 year-old man with cerebral palsy. Watch Gregg's body change before your eyes and defy all odds, all while enjoying some amazing rewards! Be a part of this story by donating now!


  • A 10-minute bedtime horror story about a girl who watches too much television - written, directed and animated by Evan Mather.

    Sundance alumnus Evan Mather ("Icarus of Pittsburgh") is back with his next animation short "Telly!" Help him finish his project and you might even get a children's book version o "Telly!"


  • To be adventurous. To be inspired. To be brave. To Be Forever Wild.

    Help David Becker finish his beautiful and inspiring documentary "To Be Forever Wild!" Bring to life this adventurous exploration of how people interact with nature all while scoring some amazing rewards!


  • FIRST CIRCLE is a feature documentary about foster care, family and healing in the Western United States from filmmaker Heather Rae.

    Congrats to longtime Sundance friend, alumna, panelist, and trustee Heather Rae on locking the funds to complete "First Circle!" We cannot wait to see the final project!


  • A mover who decides to rob a family must choose between pulling off a successful heist and saving the life of their suicidal daughter.

    Congrats Josh Soskin on locking the funds to finish "Moving Takahashi!" We can't wait to see what Craig will choose to do! A successful heist or saving a strangers life. What would you do?


  • Nearly two decades after the genocide, IRIBA CENTER will gather Rwanda’s audiovisual history, and make it accessible to all Rwandans.

    Sundance alumna Anne Aghion, director of "Gacaca, Living Together in Rwanda?" comes back to tell the story of the Iriba Center. Help Anne continue her study of the impact created on the country's culture and people after the genocide.


  • Filmmakers Ricki Lake and Abby Epstein take a deeper look into the controversies and choices surrounding modern childbirth.

    Congratulations to Sundance alumni Ricki Lake and Abby Epstein on birthing this lighthearted and empowering documentary about modern childbirth in the United States!


  • Our play about small-town homophobia is headed Off Broadway AND to one of the most anti-gay places in the U.S.

    Congrats to Jim Lantz on taking his play about small-town homophobia to the controversial Westboro Baptist Church in Topeka, Kansas. With your help Jim was able to tackle this controversial subject and enlighten more people through our country!


  • Help FOURPLAY: TAMPA, the only American short film accepted to Directors Fortnight at Cannes this year, with final finishing funds!

    Kyle Henry did it again! "FOURPLAY: TAMPA" will be shown at the Cannes Film Festival all due to your help!


  • Imagine That is in development with its sophomore production, Down the Drain, starring Meredith McCall and Martin Burke.

    Congrats to John Boulanger on getting "Down the Drain" funded!! We can't wait to experience it!


  • Post-Vietnam, Paul bought a trailer for his family to live in. He has been building a house around the trailer ever since.

    Help Sundance alumnus, advisor, curator and programmer Mike Plante fund his unique "Be Like An Ant." Mike wants to tell the unique story of Paul but can't do it without your help!


  • WeOwnTV presents the work of talented young Sierra Leonean storytellers who are creating a new national identity through film.

    Help Sundance alumnus Banker White deliver one more beautiful and powerful documentary. This time he tell the story of a young Sierra Leonean who is creating a new national identity through film. Be part of this beautiful and empowering story today!


  • Help us finish sound design on EMPTY HOLLOW ECHO.

    Help Adam Sekuler and his team finish "Empty Hollow Echo's" sound design. We all want that echo to sound nice and crisp, so be a part of Adam's story by donating here!


  • "Passing Harold Blumenthal" is a feature-length comedy about family in New York in the wake of a famous playwright's death.

    We couldn't possibly be happier for Seth Fisher on getting "Passing Harold Blumenthal" funded!


  • PIG is a nearly-finished feature film seeking funds to complete post production and for marketing. It's a mystery and a puzzle.

    Congrats to Sundance alumnus Mark Stolaroff on an amazing 134% funded project! We can't wait to see PIG!!


  • An allegorical story of what happens when a selfish man brings the filth of the outside world into the home.

    Congratulations to Jon Heder and Nick Peterson on being 111% funded! Here's to wishing it is as successful as Sundance featured "Napoleon Dynamite"!


  • EYE OF THE HURRICANE is a feature film about a small Everglades community struggling to recover from a devastating hurricane

    Looks like you'll be seeing "Eye of the Hurricane" soon! Congratulations to the Braveart team on another success!


  • Tristan and Zooey find their relationship tested as they drive with their cat towards the mysterious roadside attraction "The Thing".

    Congratulations to Sundance alumnus Rhys Ernst on acquiring the finishing funds for his thesis "Tristan and Zooey!"


  • Step into the world of Magick Balay, a magician since age 14, and a man with a passion for bringing amazement into people's lives.

    At one point or another we've all needed a little bit of Magick in our lives. Help us tell the story of Magick Balay and amaze people all over the world!


  • A 15-minute documentary about an amputee soccer team in Sierra Leone, exploring the power of sport to create dignity and hope when all seems lost.

    Help Ngardy Conteh tell the story of an amputee soccer team in Sierra Leone. Let us show how these amputees rose from victims to champions!


  • OUR TIME is a hybrid of non-fiction and fiction following two teenages boys over a day, when a strange encounter alters the course of their decisions.

    Help Sundance alumna Danielle DiGiacomo ("Ad Inexplorata") and her team finish this beautiful non-fiction, fiction, hybrid! Be a part of this stunning picture's story while enjoying some perks and rewards!


  • Devoted to off the radar films about music, we're in our 6th year and could use extra funds to bring filmmakers to the public and musicians to fans.

    Be a part of LA's Don't Knock The Rock Film And Music Festival history by joining Allison Anders in this campaign. Help bring these amazing off the radar features to the big screens!


  • The dark history of a town told through a series of fictional obituaries for the people who died there. Soundtrack by Grouper, Mt. Eerie and more.

    Help Weston Currie tell a unique story of a town through a series of fictional obituaries of those who died there. Be part of this story and snag some rewards while you're at it!


  • Be among the very first to own a "Sundance Edition" BASS ACKWARDS DVD, featuring original behind-the-scenes content.

    You've helped us finish "Bass Ackwards," now be among the very first to own a "Sundance Edition" of our film! This special edition features original behind-the-scenes and other exclusive features! You won't be disappointed!


  • Paul jerked off in the shower. Paul just impregnated his bath tub. Help get the Special Edition "TUB" DVD made! I'm unemployed now! Heyo!

    Pre-order Bobby Miller's short film that rose to stardom in the 2010 Sundance Film Festival!


  • In TAMPA, a poorly endowed gay man finds unexpected company in a public restroom.

    Kyle Henry is back with the third installment of “FOURPLAY,” this time following a poorly endowed gay man who finds unexpected company in a public restroom. Help Kyle keep exploring sexual behavior in a modern and unconventional way!


  • A documentary about the American Exit Strategy from Afghanistan told through the story of the friendship of an American Col. and an Afghan General.

    Producer and Sundance alumnus, Thomas Woodrow (“Bass Ackwards”) embarks in a new story told through the unlikely friendship between an American colonel and an Afghan general. Help Thomas explore this controversial topic through non-partisan reporting!


  • In SAN FRANCISCO, a cross-dressing sex-worker faces a challenging assignment.

    Help Sundance alumnus Kyle Henry (“Room”) honor an unconventional understanding of human sexuality in “FOURPLAY.” Be a part of Kyle’s quest to entertain and subvert notions of normal sexual behavior, by helping this truly unique short come to life.


  • This film is about the Japanese enthusiasm for insects. It encourages audiences to rethink the way we look not just at bugs, but all of nature.

    Help Jessica Oreck ("Venus") bring "Beetle Queen Conquers Tokyo;" an unconventional approach to science education. Help her inspire and teach children all over the world while enjoying some amazing rewards!


  • Thanks to your participation, this campaign is a success! You can still help get the film out. Please join us: www.citizenkoch.com

    Carl Deal and Tia Lessin brought “Citizen Koch” to the 2013 Festival. These filmmakers are doing whatever they need to share the film with you. Support this important doc that reveals the behind-the-scenes of how public media ACTUALLY operates.


  • Indie Spirit Award winner Susan Johnson and producers Suzanne Farwell and Susan Cartsonis are bringing Carrie Pilby to life.

    Susan Johnson produced “Mean Creek” and premiered it at the 2004 Festival. Now she’s stepping into the director’s chair with the adaptation of “Carrie Pilby.” But before she calls ACTION! she needs a little help to make this soon-to-be hilarious feature.


  • The near future. For women, life is a struggle like never before. A single mother makes a fateful decision to secure her daughter's future.

    Sundance Film Festival and Screenwriter Lab Alumni Jennifer Phang (“Half-Life”) is taking her award-winning short and developing it into a sci-fi feature. Check out the atomic rewards and support Jennifer today.


  • Love Story. Skye is Scottish and Oliver is English, they are both UK Ex Pats in Los Angeles. They are enemies yet the same.

    Sundance sweetheart Marianna Palka NEEDS you. Her financing fell apart for her latest project “I’m The Same” so she’s asking her fans to save the shoot. Trust us she’s legit! She starred and directed “Good Dick” the 2008 Festival hit- so help a sister out!


  • A lyrical essay film contemplating butch lesbian desire, Junipero Serra and the Spanish colonization of California, Hitchcock's Vertigo and so much more.

    Jenni Olson, Sundance Film Festival Alumna, Short Film Competition Juror, and Panelist is seeking finishing funds for her next documentary “The Royal Road.” She's doing whatever it takes to get her next film out there, and this time, it takes you!


  • QUESTION BRIDGE INTERACTIVE is a platform that reveals the true complexity, diversity, and humanity within an identity group.

    Hank Willis Thomas’ "Question Bridge" kicked off our inaugural New Frontier Story Lab and was featured at our 2012 Festival. Now, they need your support to build an interactive site that will further explore identity for individual groups in America.


  • La Carnada is a short film that follows a young boy from Tijuana on his first drug smuggle across a remote desert and into the US.

    Alum DP Rob Hauer “The Dock” (SFF '04) has teamed up with Josh Soskin to make the short “LA CARNADA.” As true artists, this team is offering some breathtaking rewards for all their backers. Support the crew today and receive one-of-a-kind art in return.


  • Two young Libyan rebels give up their comfortable, stable lives in Canada to join the fight to overthrow Gaddafi.

    Powerhouse producers Tony Gerber (DFP Alum) and Lynn Nottage (Sundance Board Member) team up with Rachel Beth Anderson to tell the story of two Canadian students who became revolutionaries in Libya. Join the team to raise finishing funds by backing today.


  • a short film starring Julia Garner.

    Sundance darling Julia Garner ("We Are What You Are") is starring in Peter Vack's provocative short! Cast and produced by Alumni Angelo Demo, "SEND" is a love story about loss of innocence in the digital age. Back it up now and score some rad rewards.


  • The surprise hit of Sundance Film Festival 2013. The story of a farmer and his favourite cow Ida. Bring it to a UK cinema near you!

    Andy Heathcote and Heike Bachelier charmed fans at the Sundance Film Festival with their surprising portrait of a farmer and his favorite cow. Funny and often heartbreaking, "The Moo Man" now needs YOUR help to share their story with the whole world.


  • This shocking proof of secret war crimes committed during the Sri Lankan Civil War urgently needs to be shared with the world.

    "No Fire Zone" tells the story of the final months of the 26 year long Sri Lankan civil war told by the people who lived through it and also through some of the most dramatic and disturbing video evidence ever recorded. Help these Sundance artists NOW.



    Nick Peterson brought his haunting short “MuM” to the Festival in 2000. Now he’s working with Jon Heder (“Napoleon Dynamite”), Amy Smart (“The Butterfly Effect”), and Doug Jones (“John Dies at the End”) to bring another nightmare to life. Support today!


  • Short film/music vid where Justin Vivian Bond takes us to the “Golden Age of Hustlers” written by SF legendary chanteuse Bambi Lake.

    Heads up darlings! Sundance Alumni directors Silas Howard and Erin Greenwell team up together to bring us the world's foxiest music video. Join the team as Justin Vivian Bond journeys through the “Golden Age of Hustlers” by becoming a backer today.


  • Feature length time-lapse video and audio collage of the USA's diverse physical landscape via the interstate highway system.

    Filmmaker Evan Mather premiered his animated short “Icarus of Pittsburgh” at the 2003 Festival. Now he’s trekking from Jamestown, VA, to San Francisco, CA, to make a feature length time-lapse presentation. Support his rad experiment by backing today.


  • "Hell, there are no rules here - we're trying to accomplish something." - Thomas A. Edison

    Admit it, you loved it when Zach premiered his directorial debut “Garden State” at our 2004 Festival. He's ready to make his next film “Wish I Was Here.” So step into the driver’s seat and back today -- cause as we all know, “sidecars are for bitches.”


  • LEE

    In 2012, Chloe Zhao went through our Screenwriter and Director’s lab with her script “Lee”. Now, she’s ready turn her script into a one-of-a -kind feature film set on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation. Support this unique, heartfelt story by backing today.


  • Two-time Sundance-winning director tells the riveting stories of the tech revolution to feed the innovator in you.

    Two time Sundance Film Festival Grand Jury winner Ondi Timoner (“DIG!” & “We Live In Public”) is giving YOU access to the most influential minds in technology in this radical era of innovation. Empower Ondi on her mission to bring the revolution to you.


  • At Rooftop Films, we’ll give you more. We’re building something bigger this year and here's your chance to be a part of it.

    Rooftop Films has been a great friend to the Institute, and the home of open-air screenings of #Sundance short film programs in years past. Their organization, like ours, believes in the power of the social-experience. Help them amp up their indie voice.


  • The story of 4 friends, out for a night in NYC, who became known as a “Gang of Killer Lesbians” when they defended themselves.

    Director Blair Doroshwalther, 2012 Creative Producing Summit fellow and Documentary Film Grantee, is raising finishing funds for her feature “Out in the Night,” a doc designed to unpack complex issues of race and perceived gender-identity. Support today!


  • Meet Jacques Bolsey - the man behind a generation's worth of moving images.

    Caryn Capotosto worked as Associate Producer on 2013 Festival doc, “Twenty Feet From Stardom". Now she’s teamed up with director Alyssa Bolsey to tell the story of Jacques Bolsey, the man who revoluvtionized independent filmmaking with the Bolex camera.


  • Penny Woolcock followed the peace process between two of the biggest gangs in Birmingham. This film can change lives.

    Sundance and partner BritDoc support Penny Woolcock’s “One Mile Away” #RoadToFreedom film tour. Filmmakers need YOU to help take this inspiring doc to inner city schools and youth centers to address gun crimes and gang lifestyle. So become a backer today.


  • Hot-blooded, ambitious & nostalgic, Jack buys a Bronx apartment building & moves his family in to relive the good old days. Bad idea...

    Support Alumni director Henry Barrial (“Some Body” SFF 2001) and producer Mike Lieber (“Joe Gould's Secret” SFF 2000) finish their film “House That Jack Built,” written by the late Joe Vasquez (“Hangin' With The Homeboys” SFF 1991) by donating.


  • In this graphic novel play, a woman named Froggy goes in search of her missing lover after spotting him in a video game.

    Theater Lab Alums Jennifer Haley and Matt Morrow are taking their graphic multi-media script "Froggy" through two intensive workshops to get it production ready. Support this punk, graphic novel inspired visual sensation.

  • When I Walk" is my story with multiple sclerosis. It's now ready for the big screen!

    Jason DaSilva’s film “When I Walk” received heartfelt standing ovations and praise at this year's Festival. Now, Jason is bringing the film to cities across the US. Help this doc get the theatrical release it deserves by becoming a backer.


  • A fashion photographer gets more than he bargained for when a roll of film in a used camera contains sinister imagery.

    Sundance alum Danny Trejo ("Nightstalker" and "Sherrybaby") is an actor turned producer who is NOT messing around on Kickstarter. He's taken Wisconsin filmmaker Frankie Latina ("Modus Operandi") hostage until he makes his goal. Help!!!


  • What does it mean to risk your life for your ideals? How far will five revolutionaries go to fight for the future of their country?

    Sundance alum Jehane Noujaim and her team premiered their documentary “The Square” at the 2013 Festival. Now, the team is seeking funds to share this powerful film with the rest of the world. They just won the Word Cinema Audience Award at Sundance!


  • An award-winning documentary about the famed magician, escape artist, and skeptic James "The Amazing". The film also features Penn & Teller, Adam Savage, Bill Nye, and more!

    Justin Weinstein last brought the doc hit "Being Elmo: A Puppeteer's Journey" to Sundance. His latest sleigh-of-hand celebrates the philosophy of famed magician, hypnotist and debunker James Randi. Grab a spot before these cool rewards vanish.


  • The inspiring story of a 15-year-old homeless and undocumented girl in CA who refuses to give up her dream of being an artist

    CONGRATS ON YOUR OSCAR WIN!!! Sundance vets Sean and Andrea Fine ("War/Dance"), Yael Melamede, Emanuel Michael and Albie Hech & Susan MacLaury have teamed up to make "Inocente", an inspiring and timely documentary.


  • The documentary that began filming long before Linsanity became a pop culture reference. American's favorite unlikely sports hero.

    Evan Jackson Leon has been filming Jeremy Lin years before he was a basketball superstar. Now, Evan's film is premiering at the 2013 Festival and needs your help to ensure a slam dunk. Support the film now and score some swag rewards.


  • An animated feature for adults: a funny film about depression. A visual adventure that will make you squeal, weep, cringe and laugh.

    Signe Baumane premiered her hilarious short “Teat Beat of Sex” at the 2008 Festival. Today, she's putting the finishing touches on her feature debut "Rocks in my Pockets" but needs your help to finish. Surrender to the madness by becoming a backer.


  • The second season in the animated web series about two itty-bitty characters in an old-school Nintendo game.

    Emily Carmichael premiered her fantasy "The Hunter & the Swan Discuss Their Meeting" at the 2011 Festival. Today she's seeking funds for the second season of her retro video game series. Support the project and win pixelized rewards like rad temp tattoos.


  • Mine Kafon- Low Cost Land Mine Detonator

    Callum Cooper brought his short “Little Brother” to the Festival in 2011. Now, he’s teamed up with Massoud Hassani to document the making and deployment of Mine Kafon, a wind-powered, landmine detonator. Support their life saving vision and donate today.


  • A love triangle between a repo man, his globetrotting girlfriend, and Marijuana.

    Shaka King’s feature debut “Newlyweeds” is premiering at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival but needs your help getting there. Support this hilarious film and score some dope rewards for doing so.


  • A documentary film about the tragedy of Alzheimer's disease, the power of art and the meaning of family.

    Sundance Documentary Film Program alumn Banker White has a new project backed by the Institute: "The Genius of Marian". This powerful documentary about Alzheimer's and family bonds needs your help to get across the finish line: become a backer today.


  • THIS IS CONGO will provide a looking-glass view in to the fight for control over the DRC’s vast mineral wealth and natural resources.

    Executive Producer Karol Martesko-Fenster's "Hell and Back Again" won the 2011 Doc World Cinema Cinematography and Grand Jury Award. Now Karol and Director Daniel McCabe and Producer Geoff Mclean are raising funds for their documentary "This is Congo."


  • STANLEY MARCUS global fashion legend, humanitarian, civil rights advocate and marketing genius behind Neiman Marcus. This is his story!

    Alumni Michael Cain and his team document the impact Stanley Marcus, of famed Neiman Marcus, made on the globe. Support this best-dressed doc today and help tell the story of the man who created the global sales arena for high-end fashions.


  • Love was in their hands, but their hands ran away...

    John Alan Thompson premiered his short “songbird” at the 2007 Festival. He is now seeking finishing funds for his whimsical short film “Lend a Hand For Love” the film he hopes to be the next Oscar winning film. Support John and the team by backing today!


  • INEQUALITY FOR ALL examines the crisis of widening income inequality in the US through the eyes & the influential work of Robert Reich.

    Super Alumni Jacob Kornbluth has teamed up with noted economist Robert Reich for his first feature documentary about the widening income inequality in America. Make a difference by becoming a backer today.


  • For two decades, the Yes Men have pulled off hilarious media hoaxes to expose corporate crimes. Now, they are approaching middle age, struggling to stay in the fight against climate change. Can they get it together before the ice caps melt?

    The Yes Men are back and are feisty as ever! Join the revolt and support alums Mike Bonanno and Andy Bichlbaum complete their trilogy of hilariously awkward hijinks. Become a backer and get major cool rewards like a secret USB decoder ring.


  • A short animated Navajo film by Brian Young

    Native Filmmaker Fellow Brian Young is turning a timeless Native tale into a one-of-a-kind short film by using rotocope to animate his mythical characters. Help bring this supernatural story to life by becoming a backer today.


  • A journey through the origins and influence of funk music from James Brown to D'Angelo we are FINDING THE FUNK!

    Ready to get funky? Help Alum Nelson George raise finishing funds to complete his documentary “Finding the Funk.” Join the team of jazzy backers today and find your inner funk.


  • Sam was going to change the world... and then 30 years went by.

    Ron Judkins premiered his film "The Hi-Line" at the Festival in 1999. Now, this Sundance Alum and recipient of two Oscars, (yes...two Oscars!) is seeking finishing funds for his newest film “Neighbors.” Be a good neighbor and support the team today!


  • The STARCK CLUB, it all started here. Do you feel it yet?

    Ready to rock out to Michael Cain’s (“TV Junkie”) new documentary? Before you jump on the party bus, help the team acquire the music they need to make this kickass documentary. Become a backer today and score some fresh rewards.


  • The hit web series becomes a movie - Join us.

    Dennis Dortch premiered his feature “A Good Day to Be Black & Sexy” at SFF 2008. Now he’s turning his successful webseries "The Couple" into a full length feature film, and wants you to be a part of it. Join the team by backing the project today!


  • Meet the fiercest teenager in America.

    Drea Cooper and Zack Canepari brought their short “Aquadettes” to the 2012 Sundance Film Festival. Now they're going to the Olympics and documenting 17 year old Claressa Shields, the youngest woman to box in Olympic history. Support this inspiring project.


  • The 78 Project is on a journey across America to make one-of-a-kind 78rpm records with musicians in their hometowns using a 1930s Presto direct-to-disc recorder. With one microphone. With one blank disc. In one 3-minute take.

    Alex Steyermark premiered his feature “Prey for Rock & Roll” at the festival in 2003. Now, he’s finishing a documentary about the lost art form of recording using 78rpm lacquer discs. Check out his enchanting project and become a backer today.


  • DETROPIA features Detroiters who refuse to leave the building, even as the flames rise. An engrossing and essential cinematic tapestry.

    The story of an iconic American city in crisis and the people fighting to save it. "Detropia" premiered at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival and now the award-winning filmmakers are bringing the film direct to fans, whatever it takes. And it takes you.


  • Girl Model a lyrical exploration of a world defined by glass surfaces, camera lenses, reflecting back differing versions of reality.

    Directors Ashley Sabin & David Redmon, 2010 Creative Producing Summit fellows and Documentary Film Grantees, are raising funds for an educational screening series of “Girl Model,” a documentary which unveils the unregulated modeling industry. Support today!


  • A mobile cinema voter education outreach campaign that supports Africans in democracy building.

    Jarreth Merz brought his documentary “An African Election” to the 2010 Film Festival. Now, he is raising money to show the film to communities throughout Ghana to encourage a democratic voting process. Help Jarreth out and become a backer today.


  • Follow five Korean adoptees on their journeys to reconnect with their birth country and piece together their past.

    Deann Borshay Liem, whose previous film "In the Matter of Cha Jung Hee" was supported by Sundance Institute, is looking for production funds for her new film, "Geographies of Kinship." She has some terrific rewards, so help her by donating now.


  • Set in the ancient waters of the Puget Sound, Clearwater is a universal story about the need to adapt to change.

    Set in the ancient waters of the Puget Sound, Sundance alum Tracy Rector's "Clearwater" tells the story of a people’s ability to continually adapt in the face of encroaching changes. She was supported by our Native Film Lab and Creative Producing Summit.


  • Whispers in the basement bars around the neighborhood. Kids, terrified, telling trembling tales in tents in the yard...He's out there.

    The Debate Society are two-time alums of Sundance's Theatre Labs: one in Banff Canada in 2011 and a second at White Oak Florida last fall. Their latest project marks their seventh collaboration and you can become a part of it.


  • Official DEVO documentary film needs your help to finish editing the film this year.

    Tony Pemberton brought
    "Beyond the Ocean" to the Festival in 2000, and now is looking for finishing funds for his documentary “Are We Not Men?” which reveals the on-stage and off-stage lives of the band DEVO. Support this exciting documentary today!


  • FAT KID RULES THE WORLD directed by Matthew Lillard starring Jacob Wysocki is raising funds to support its US Theatrical release.

    Fresh from a SXSW premiere, Sundance alums Matthew Lillard ("SLC Punk!") and Rick Rosenthal ("Mean Creek") are doing things indie style and taking "Fat Kid Rules The World" out directly to fans of KL Going's award winning novel.


  • OFFICIAL SELECTION SUNDANCE 2012- The feature film explores what it means to be creative in the face of tragedy.

    Destin Daniel Cretton won the Short Film Grand Jury Prize at Sundance then came back and charmed audiences with this feature debut. True to their indie roots, they are taking the film direct to fans. Wickedly rad rewards await cool kids who back them.


  • Photojournalist Liz Gilbert sets out on a journey through remote Africa to find the vanishing cultures of a rapidly changing continent.

    Producer Matt Goldman brought his short to the Sundance Film Festival in 2003. His latest project "The Last Safari" has taken to Kickstarter to help tell a documentary story of reflection, identity and the photo of images. Help him out and become a backer.


  • Independent filmmaker, JT can't seem seem to garner professional support, he finds an unlikely ally to make his utopic Scifi come true.

    Performance artist and Sundance alumni Nao Bustamante brings us a short film about making a film that is funny ha-ha and funny weird all at the same time. And there’s cute dogs, too! Back them up now.


  • Help us bring our team over from Mexico to Cannes, and present our film about an immigrant who returns home to rebuild his family

    Antonio Mendez brought "Aqui y Alla" (Here and There) to the 2010 Sundance Screenwriters Lab and later received an Annenberg grant. Now they are having their World Premiere at the Cannes Film Festival next week and you can help them make the trip.


  • A Documentary exploring the world of MMA Fighting and Christianity. Directed by Oscar Winner Daniel Junge & Bryan Storkel.

    Sundance Documentary Film Program alum Daniel Junge and co-director Bryan Storkel are back with a new project, "Fight Church", which shows the clashing worlds of MMA and Christianity. They need finishing funds - help them today!


  • A feature film shot in Van Nuys, CA. Written and directed by Suju Vijayan. Produced by Mike Blum, Carolina Roca-Smith, and David Zwick.

    Our Sundance alum Suju Vijayan brought the short film version of "The Playback Singer" to the 2008 Film Festival. Now they are adapting the story into a feature film and you get to become a part of it (and get some cool rewards too).


  • "Medora" examines the struggles of small-town America, following a resilient high school basketball team in rural Medora, Indiana.

    Filmmakers Andrew Cohn and Davy Rothbart are looking for finishing funds for "Medora", a real-life "Hoosiers" that offers an inspiring yet honest look at small-town American life. Help them reach their goal today.


  • "Children are the gods of this city."

    Get on board with Sundance alum Derek Waters (he won the Grand Jury Prize for Short Film in 2010) and help his crew ready their film to premiere at HotDocs. Explore the hidden world of youth and support them no matter what age you are.


  • A short experimental narrative film created in collaboration with Rhys Ernst, starring Flawless Sabrina, Holly Woodlawn & Vaginal Davis

    Rhys Ernst brought his short film "The Thing" to this year's Sundance Film Festival - now he's collaborating on another tiny film that you can become a part of right now. Check out their experimental approach and become a backer of "She Gone Rogue" today.


  • The League of Afghanistan chronicles one American’s efforts to bring wheelchair basketball to a war ravaged country.

    Producer Daniel Alpert, a 2003 Documentary Film Grant recipient, brings us a story of wheelchair basketball from war-torn Afghanistan. Help the team secure safe transport and lodging in the country while they capture this inspiring story.


  • One year in the life of a family of reindeer herders in Finnish Lapland reveals an intricate bond between man and nature.

    Jessica Oreck (director of the short "Venus" which played the Film Festival, and the sublime "Beetle Queen Conquers Tokyo") is looking to herd support for her new doc "Aatsinki," about the reindeer cowboys of Finland. Grab the reins and get on this journey.


  • "We can't let the news be one-sided." -Tiger Temple "You never know what you can do until you try." -Zola

    "High Tech, Low Life", supported by Sundance's Documentary Edit & Story Lab, follows two Chinese citizen journalists as they navigate political and technological barriers. The filmmakers are seeking help with post production/outreach - help them out today.


  • Four teenaged girls, adopted from China as babies, explore the question "Who am I?" and start a dialogue about family and identity.

    Linda Goldstein Knowlton has been a longtime Sundance alum, bringing "Whale Rider" and "The World According to Sesame Street" to the Festival. She's in India giving back to young filmmakers for our @FilmForward project, give back to her latest in exchange.


  • A radical new look at the politics of the 40 year cover-up featuring the powerful voices of those who lived and those who died

    Sundance Documentary Grant recipient Chris Christopher, returns with another examination of violence and justice and the cover up that followed. Help them bring their project to the finish line for a broadcast premiere. Become a backer now.


  • Our new film is a story of 3 boys, one night in New Orleans, and MUSIC. But without the music cleared, we can't release it!

    Brothers Bill and Turner Ross (recipients of a 2011 Sundance Documentary Film Grant) are back with their latest documentary, "Tchoupitoulas", an eloquent, mesmerizing trek through the night streets of New Orleans. Help them with finishing funds today.


  • KICK ME is a nightmare comedy about a guidance counselor who reaches out to a troubled kid and ends up running for his life.

    Okay, don't let the maniacal images scare you, it's just the latest creative juices flowing from Gary Huggins' mind. He brought his short film "First Date" to the 2006 Film Festival - now he needs your support to make his Kansas feature "Kick Me" a reality.


  • Help me for the final production of my film called "When I Walk", about my diagnosis with multiple sclerosis.

    Jason DaSilva is a Sundance Film Festival alum and received grants from our Documentary Film Program for previous work. Now he's taken his own life and turned the camera on a deeply personal journey dealing with his diagnosis with multiple sclerosis.


  • Sarah Smith (Lily Rabe), an artist and hydrologist, sets out on a post-fire stream survey, during which she encounters a sasquatch man.

    Sundance veteran Christopher Munch's latest feature, "Letters From the Big Man", played the 2011 Film Festival to critical acclaim. Now he's releasing the film on a direct-to-fan DVD and digital release, and he needs YOUR help funding it.


  • First, a film about banana workers saying Dole had made them infertile. Then Dole's attack on the filmmakers. Time for another film!

    Straight from their premiere at Sundance 2012, "Big Boys Gone Bananas" tells the story of a lawsuit against the Dole Food Company led to their own epic battle to save their film, reputations and first amendment rights. You can join the fight right now.


  • From a blockbuster romantic novel published in 1866, two different films, one Victorian, one from the 1950s, on the rise of womanhood.

    Sundance alum Robert Clem brought "Stray Kids" to the Directors and Screenwriters Labs in 1986 during the Institute's earliest days. He's back with a new project celebrating the power of powerful women (with some roots in the American South), Help him out.


  • A film 12-years in the making about the educational journey of two middle class African-American boys. Broadcasting on POV in 2013.

    Joe Brewster and Michele Stephenson's "American Promise" was supported with a Sundance documentary grant in 2009 and came back in 2010 for our Sundance Documentary Composers Lab. 12 years in the making and now YOU can help them finish their important story.


  • Take your best day...and your darkest moment...and multiply by a million. OF TWO MINDS puts a human face on bipolar disorder.

    Doug Blush has edited some of the most memorable Sundance documentaries of past years including "Wordplay" "I.O.U.S.A." and most recently Kirby Dick's 2012 Audience Award Winner "The Invisible War." Now he's leading the charge on his own film "Of Two Minds"


  • Bring our coming-of-age comedy—the all-time New Zealand box office champ—to America! We need a laugh!

    From the director of "Eagle vs Shark" and the Oscar nominated "Two Cars One Night," Sundance super-alum Taika Waititi's American invasion has only just begun. Help bring the #1 film in New Zealand history to our shores for a special release like no other.


  • An interactive storytelling website documenting a year of revolution in Egypt through compelling personal stories and social media.

    Jigar Mehta & Yasmin Elayat brought their interactive doc project on the first 18 days of the Egyptian revolution through the videos, photos, Tweets, Social-Posts, generated by those that were actually there, to our Sundance New Frontier Lab. Join them now.


  • FOURPLAY is a feature anthology of four true tales of sexual intimacy.

    Kyle Henry's anthology about our most intimate sexual lives is premiering at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival in just a few days. You can join their quest and become a part of it alongside Executive Producers Michael Stipe and Jim McKay.


  • Inspired by Billy Wilder's 'People On Sunday', Playtime is a seamless journey through the lives of German youth on a Sunday afternoon.

    Artist, Grad Student and new Sundance alum Lucas Mireles shot "Playtime" in Germany where he coaxed nude sunbathers to be in his film for free - convincing you to help him get prepped to premiere at Sundance in 2 weeks seems easier. We agree, check him out!


  • A young man living in New York is interrupted in the middle of his scattered, modern life by a surprise visit from his very weird aunt.

    Sundance alum Thomas Woodrow brought his feature "Bass Ackwards" to the inaugural edition of the NEXT program at the 2010 Film Festival and has also been a part of our Producers Summit. Hop on board and join his latest short film "Aunt Louisa" right now.


  • After watching Back to the Future II, a young girl and her stuffed teddy bear try to build a real, working hoverboard.

    Sydney Freeland's "Hoverboard" is an inventive adventurous short film you can help make. She attended our Sundance Native Film and Directors Lab and received grants from the Annenberg and Ford Foundations for her feature-length film "Drunktown's Finest"


  • ROOM 237 is a subjective documentary feature exploring numerous theories about Stanley Kubrick’s “The Shining” and its hidden meanings.

    Have you ever seen a hidden message? In 1980 Stanley Kubrick released his classic horror film, "The Shining." Loved and hated by equal numbers, the film inspired "Room 237" which is premiering in days at Sundance. Congrats on a spooky cool campaign.


  • A woman, a transgendered man, and their cat travel towards a mysterious roadside attraction known as "The Thing".

    Rhys Ernst is about to premiere his short film "The Thing" at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival - but he needs help in order to get it ready for The Big Show. Support his truly unique storytelling by becoming a backer (plus you grab some rad rewards too).


  • Executive produced by Jay-Z, Terence Nance’s dazzling, delightful and explosively creative debut, tells the story of a relationship between Terence and a lovely young woman as it teeters between the platonic and romantic.

    With arresting insight, vulnerability and a delightful sense of humor - Terence Nance’s explosively creative debut feature documents a relationship as it teeters on the divide between platonic and romantic. Help them get ready to premiere at Sundance 2012.


  • big trees broken hearts beautiful images

    Filmmaker Adele Romanski's latest is a small, personal project set against giant landscapes. She's a Sundance Producers Fellow and she's also busy prepping Katie Aselton’s new film "Black Rock" to premiere at Sundance 2012, which she produced.


  • A new documentary film by Jane Weiner on the legendary documentary film pioneer, Ricky Leacock.

    Filmmaker Jane Weiner's long-in-the-making documentary about legendary filmmaker Richard Leacock is looking for finishing funds. Help her reach her goal so that the story of one of the great documentarians can reach audiences.


  • The Kennedy Center, Washington, D.C. June 23, 2012 The River to River Festival, New York, NY, June 26, 2012 The Barbican Center

    Paola Prestini is a Sundance Composers Lab alumni who attended our summer program in 2010 with her project "Neo-Noir." Become a part of her latest opera right now and help her prepare to premiere at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C.


  • DELTA BOYS tells the untold stories of the militancy in the oil-rich Niger Delta region of Nigeria.

    Our alum Andrew Berends' project "Delta Boys" was supported in 2008 by our Sundance Documentary Film Fund and now he's turned to Kickstarter to help finish it. His story is part of a complex tale of oil, power, poverty and corruption. Be a part of it.


  • “Studio H” is a film which documents a year in the life of one of America's most innovative classrooms.

    The creative team behind Sundance documentaries "Wordplay" and "I.O.U.S.A." are back at it with their latest project on Kickstarter. Join their journey to tell the story of one of the country's most innovative classrooms in rural North Carolina.


  • My new play about the famous folklore hero Dolomite and other characters from the history of black oral narratives called Toasts.

    Lemon Andersen's "ToasT" will premiere next year at the Under The Radar Festival at New York City's Public Theater. He started work on his unique story at the Sundance Ucross retreat in 2011, now you can help him bring it to life.


  • Allison Anders & Kurt Voss raising funds for music licenses and original score by J Mascis for nearly completed feature film "STRUTTER"

    Famed filmmaker Allison Anders is back to finish the soundtrack for her latest project with Kurt Voss. She's a Sundance alum with her own work, and she's been a Creative Advisor to our Labs dozens of times, reward her generosity with your own.


  • A Newark, NJ high school teacher struggles to prepare her autistic students for the brutal world that awaits them after graduation.

    Sundance alums Danielle DiGiacomo and Scott Mosier are teaming with Samantha Buck on a powerful new documentary that tells the story of a Newark high school teacher as she prepares her autistic students for life in the real world.


  • ABACUS is a visually immersive multimedia presentation about the future of national borders and how contemporary persuasion works.

    Riding the wave of TED talk fanaticism and armed with the latest wizardry in data visualization, the visionary / prophet / madman / cult icon Paul Abacus comes to Sundance to preach visions of a world without national borders.


  • Help ensure the award winning film When the Drum is Beating is distributed to the world.

    Whitney Dow is a Sundance Documentary Film Fund grantee and has produced films that played the Film Festival - "Two Towns of Jasper" in 2002 and "Banished" in 2007. Help bring his latest doc to the finish line and get ready for a PBS premiere.


  • Joe Fulton can fix anything. But success eludes him.

    Sundance stalwart Hal Hartley's latest film "Meanwhile" is a one-hour featurette starring DJ Mendel as the hardest-working unsuccessful overachiever in New York. Help Hal so his new project can be released in an innovative, limited-edition DVD.


  • Cesar Chavez’s commitment to fighting for America’s farm workers and the urgent need to resurrect his organizing model today.

    Sundance has been following Richard Perez's project about activist Cesar Chavez for a long time. This incredible story has been supported by our Documentary Film Program and our Creative Producing Program. You can join them too.


  • “Everybody Street" captures the visceral rush of being a NYC street photographer, from the masters who are the history of the medium.

    Sundance Film Festival alum and "Hesher" producer Lucy Cooper is working on a new documentary about NYC street photography with talented artist Cheryl Dunn. Only a couple days left to throw them some love so they can take it to a wider audience, get on it.


  • 10 psychedelic sci-fi pop tunes w/ 10 matching sci-fi music videos -- Erin plays the harp & sings Twilight Zone-ish songs with stories

    If you love sci-fi harp as much as we do then you have to check out Sundance alum Erin Hill's latest project. She's been a part of our Theatre Labs and even performed for our Board of Directors in Utah. Help her unique musical celebration become a reality.


  • A new film by the director of PARIS IS BURNING, EARTH CAMP ONE is about grief, a hippie summer camp in the 1970s, and the afterlife.

    Jennie Livingston, director of the Sundance Grand Jury Prize-winning film "Paris Is Burning", is looking for funding for her latest project, "Earth Camp One."


  • After 2 years of extremely hard work, our film, The Lie, is being released on November 18th.

    Actor turned Director Joshua Leonard brought his film "The Lie" to premiere in the NEXT section of the 2011 Sundance Film Festival. Now you can be a part of taking the film out to audiences this Fall. <=>


  • THE UNDOCUMENTED is a 90 cinema verite documentary that exposes a little known consequence of current U. S. immigration policy.

    Marco Williams has shown 4 films at the Sundance Film Festival along with being a panelist and juror. His latest project, "The Undocumented," continues his tradition of on-the-ground, provocative and urgent filmmaking.


  • Newly divorced after a 35 year marriage, Sheila tries to get her ex, John, to share assets. But, he won't give up without a fight.

    Jed Cowley brought his short "The Loss of a Wrestling Match" to the 2008 Sundance Film Festival. His latest project is set in the backwoods of Oregon and you can help him make it right now. He resides in NYC where he pursues an MFA at Columbia University.


  • When Opal Shorty is beat up by the town bully, she and her friend Bunny are forced to take matters into their own hands.

    2010 Native Filmmmakers Lab fellow Ramona Emerson is working on her latest short film in New Mexico. Take a look and help them make their unique project a reality.


  • A documentary that follows Nobel Laureate Professor Yunus as he brings his unique and revolutionary microfinance program to the U.S.

    Gayle Ferraro's provocative documentary played the 2010 Sundance Film Festival, and she's embarking on a creative strategy to get the film screened in colleges and institutions across the country. Help her fund that effort and share this remarkable film.


  • Friendship, murder, and deceit in the Arctic – On the Ice is the first Alaskan feature by an Inuit director + entirely Inuit cast.

    Sundance alum Andrew Okpeaha MacLean is taking "On the Ice" on the road to you, independently, after premiering it at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival. It's based on a short film he also debuted at Sundance. You can get a download of the full feature film.


  • A woman leaves the farm and enters the unknown. The Oregonian is a deeply strange trip, it's important to us that you see this movie.

    Calvin Reeder is a longtime Sundance alum. His latest piece of work is taking "The Oregonian" out and about indie-style. He will even write you a song if you become a backer. That's love people. Check out his video pitch for the full lowdown.


  • An intimate feature film about love, loss and compassion.

    You can become a part of Nekisa Cooper's latest producing project "Five Nights in Maine" right now. She is a Sundance Producers Lab alum. Her last film "Pariah" premiered at the 2011 Film Festival and will be released by Focus Features in Winter, 2011.


  • A horror/comedy about a teenage guy who tries to impress a girl by facing down the Pig Lady – an axe wielding humanoid pig creature.

    Thomas DeNapoli brought his crazy cool 8-bit video game slash short film "Who's that? Brooown!" to the 2011 Sundance Film Festival. His latest short is based on the urban legend of the same name, check it out and become a backer.


  • In Madeleine Olnek's B-movie sci-fi film comedy 3 lesbian aliens come to earth to save their planet by visiting NYCs gay dating scene.

    Madeleine Olnek's feature debut, an official selection of the 2011 Sundance Film Festival, is one of the most original comedies in recent memory. Help her reach her goal so you can find out for yourself.


  • A modern Native American artist loses his path and faith but regains it again with the help of one rugged guy.

    Jason Asenap just got back from the Sundance NativeLab in Mescalero, New Mexico, where he workshopped his latest project with Taika Waititi and Allison Anders. His Dad is making artwork for his Kickstarter campaign to help him out, won't you do the same?


  • An intimate documentary about a Lost Love, shot through my apartment windows for over a year in Bolivia.

    Tin Dirdamal's documentary "De Nadie" premiered at the 2006 Sundance Film Festival, where it won the Audience Award and later a Mexican Oscar. He chose Kickstarter to fund his third and most personal project, become a backer now if you believe in love.


  • Winter In The Blood is bringing James Welch's classic novel of love, loss and survival to the big screen. Help us make it a reality!

    The creative team behind the Sundance Film Festival project "The Slaughter Rule" is back. Join Alex & Andrew Smith as they invite you to become a part of their latest on Kickstarter - based on the James Welch novel of the same name.


  • I Am Secretly An Important Man is a documentary film about Seattle writer, Jesse Bernstein.

    Cinematographer and 2006 Sundance Film Festival alum Pete Sillen ("Old Joy") is taking his documentary about Seattle writer and performance artist Jesse Bernstein (who hung with William Burroughs) on a theatrical roadshow.


  • The definitive documentary about "the first lady of Indian country" and one of America's most trailblazing women.

    Julianna Brannum is a Film Festival alum and received a Sundance Documentary Film Grant in 2007 at the early stages of her project exploring La Donna Harris. Now you can help her bring it to completion on Kickstarter some 4 years later.


  • THE OGRE'S FEATHERS is a timeless tale about goodness in the face of selfishness and suffering.

    Sundance alum Michael Almereyda's latest project has a true indie heart. You can become a part of his silent film fable right now and push it to completion. Michael's been a Creative Advisor to our labs 8 times and had 6 projects in the Film Festival.


  • A haunting and chillingly romantic short that explores love and all its horrors.

    Sundance alum Philip Chidel brought his thriller "Subject Two" to the 2006 Film Festival, his latest project just launched. Hop on board and help tell his new twisted tale.


  • Ira Sachs' KEEP THE LIGHTS ON is a new film about gay life and love in New York City.

    Longtime alum and Sundance Film Festival Grand Jury Winner ("40 Shades of Blue" 2005) Ira Sachs has just launched his latest on Kickstarter. You can support him right now (the way he's supported our artists as a Creative Advisor to 4 labs)


  • A story of a man, of a people, and of the fate of one of our planet’s most valuable natural resources, the Amazon Rainforest.

    Supported by the Sundance Institute's Documentary Film Fund, this is the latest project from directors Heidi Brandenburg and Matt Orzel. Become a part of their film's crusade right now and bring this story to life.


  • Mosquita y Mari is a feature length film that captures the intricacies of youth, love and survival.

    Filmmaker Aurora Guerrero, recipient of both the 2005 Sundance Ford Fellowship and the 2005 Paul Robeson Development Grant, is using Kickstarter to help fund her new project. Join her and her illustrious team in backing "Mosquita y Mari" right now.


  • Three childhood friends go on a girls' weekend getaway to Black Rock Island. When they get there they soon realize they are not alone.

    Our alums Katie Aselton and Mark Duplass are hatching up their latest project together called "Black Rock." Katie debuted her NEXT hit "The Freebie" at the 2010 Film Festival and Mark's been a part of 9 (count em' 9) Festival films.


  • In Jay Duplass' documentary debut, he searches for his hero Kevin Gant, a wildly inspired musician who disappeared in 1995.

    Our alum and creative advisor Jay Duplass is trying his hand at a new form with his first-ever documentary film "Kevin" -- hop on board and join him right now by becoming a backer.


  • A young couple's love is tested when Alex suddenly finds God and Sara discovers she might be pregnant.

    Our alum Thaddeus Cahill was a member of the Sundance Film Festival Shorts Class of 2007. His latest project has just launched here on Kickstarter. Check it out and consider becoming a backer.


  • An original sci-fi hand-drawn animated feature from graphic novelist Dash Shaw and producer John Cameron Mitchell.

    We're drawn to this animated film project from our very own Sundance alum Dash Shaw, who developed the script at our 2010 Directors Lab. His producer John Cameron Mitchell is also an alum, he developed "Hedwig and the Angry Inch" at the same lab in 1999.


  • From the guy who brought you 'small town gay bar' comes another fairy tale. An examination of the infamous Continental Baths.

    Sundance alum Malcolm Ingram debuted his documentary "small town gay bar" at the Film Festival in 2006. Be a part of his latest project "Continental" right now by becoming a backer.


  • The Anderson Monarchs are talented scholars and gifted athletes who are creating a level playing field for girls everywhere.

    You can support Sundance alum Eugene Martin's latest project and help them tell their story right now. Eugene received a 2010 Documentary Film Grant from the Institute and premiered a dramatic feature at the 2001 Film Festival.


  • We're making an independent Oscar run with our documentary film Granito to reach millions with its message of social justice. Join us!

    Our first project to launch as part of our new Kickstarter collaboration. Fresh from their premiere at the Sundance Film Festvial, join the "Granito" team in taking their unique doc on an independent Oscar qualification run.


  • I'm a house cleaner whose self-funded film was selected for Sundance Film Festival. I need your help to get to the finish line!

    Congratulations to Sundance Film Festival Director Jon Foy who just won the Jury Prize for Directing. He raised finishing funds and travel support on Kickstarter to make the trek to Park City a few weeks ago.


  • Who do you become when you can't be yourself?

    Congratulations to our alum Dee Rees who found support for her film to premiere in Park City from the Kickstarter Community. "Pariah" won the Excellence in Cinematography Award for her D.P. Bradford Young.


  • A woman meets her mentally ill father who abandoned her as a child. He is convinced that she is his wife and tries to win her back.

    Wow, congrats to Sundance alum Jennifer Dubin, who's producing this latest project using the crowdfunding love from the Kickstarter community. If you haven't seen their video, check it out -- it's fantastic.


  • We want to change the world. - We moved to the woods, financed, and shot a film about people who want to change the world. - Now we need your help.

    Our Sundance alum Matthew Lessner has made history, his film "The Woods" is the first project that ever crowdfunded on Kickstarter and went on to premiere at the Film Festival. He even gave his pals at Kickstarter a producing credit.


  • The last feature film in the LA music scene trilogy from award-winning filmmakers Allison Anders and Kurt Voss

    Woohoo for Sundance Creative Advisor and alum Allison Anders who raised the finishing funds for her latest project using Kickstarter.


  • Help us fund our first ever exhibition to be held at the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian.

    Our alum Billy Luther and this creative team of photographers are taking their exhibit across the country for a special installation to compliment Luther's doc "GRAB" which premiered at Sundance a few weeks ago. They raised over $20,000 on Kickstarter.


  • The Catechism Cataclysm is Todd Rohal's feature film follow-up to 2006's The Guatemalan Handshake. It begins production on September 25th in Seattle.

    Todd Rohal also found support from the Kickstarter community and then brought the film to Sundance for a world premiere. Congrats!


  • KID-THING is a fever-dream fable about a rebellious girl who spends her time roaming the land, leaving destruction in her wake.

    Our pals and Sundance alums the Zellner Bros. just raised money for their latest short film project. Congrats guys.


  • THE STRANGE ONES is premiering at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival! The only thing is... we need to finish it first. Please help us!

    Congrats to Sundance shorts alums Christopher Radcliff and Lauren Wolkstein who raised finishing funds for "The Strange Ones" on Kickstarter and premiered at the 2011 Film Festival.


  • BASS ACKWARDS is a film by linas phillips, playing in the NEXT category at Sundance 2010. it will be released nationwide by the filmmakers on feb 1.

    Another Sundance alum with success on Kickstarter was 2010 producer Thomas Woodrow who raised funds for a Deluxe DVD version of "Bass Ackwards" last year. Congrats guys.



    Congratulations to Sundance alum and NEXT filmmaker Sultan Sharrief who raised finishing funds for "Bilal's Last Stand" on Kickstarter.


  • TUB is a short film playing Sundance this year. It's about a guy who jerks off in the shower and accidentally impregnates his tub. We need your help!

    Short Films with Tall Ideas, another Sundance alum has used Kickstarter to help get the project up to Park City, Utah for the Film Festival. Congrats to Bobby Miller, nice job!


  • LOST ROCKERS peeks under the dusty rug of music history and tells the stories of great forgotten musicians.

    Congrats to Sundance alum Paul Rachman of 2006 "American Hardcore" Film Festival fame. Paul's latest project "Lost Rockers" was successfully funded and they are working on finishing it now. Great work!

  • Brooklyn Boheme is a documentary about the black arts community that thrived in Fort Greene/Clinton Hill, Brooklyn from 1970s to 1990s.

    Big congats to Sundance alum and Creative Advisor Nelson George who just found the love for his documentary project about the black arts community in Brooklyn.