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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
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
294 backers pledged $52,527 to help bring this project to life.

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Inocente Art Workshops available!

We're happy to share with you that the companion arts workshops we developed with some of our non-profit partners are available for community screenings around the world. Organizations, community groups, educators - really anyone - can create their own art event.  Host a screening of the film followed by any of our creative arts workshops developed by arts educators for the film that: 

  • inspire youth of all ages 
  • explore the issues in the film 
  • foster communication 
  • nurture creativity
  • emphasize the power of dreams

Check out the video and share with anyone you think may be interested: |   |  @InocenteDoc

Also be sure to check out the producers at Shine Global's latest documentary now on Kickstarter 1 Way Up in 3D:

Inocente Wins an Oscar®!

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Inocente is the first Kickstarter funded film to win an Academy Award®!

We want to thank all of our supporters who helped make this happen.  Not only did you help by contributing the funds so we could finish the film, but you've become a community of supporters, helping us to share it with the world.  We couldn't have done it with out you and are packing up and shipping rewards out. You'll get your posters, DVDs, and t-shirts soon!

And be sure to tell all your friends they can now get Inocente on iTunes!

If you are wondering what's next for the filmmakers, check out their websites and sign up for their mailing lists.

Producers Shine Global

Producer Salty Features

Directors Fine Films

And check out Inocente's new website to purchase prints of her art:

Photos: Inocente, Sean Fine, Andrea Fine on stage.  And some of the team and friends celebrating at an after party:

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Inocente Nominated for an Academy Award®!

We are thrilled to announce that INOCENTE has been nominated for an Academy Award® for Best Documentary Short Subject!

Please see the Academy announcement here:

We want to thank all of our Kickstarter supporters for helping us get the film to this point.  We really could not have done it without you!

INOCENTE tells the story of a fifteen-year-old homeless, undocumented artist whose vibrant art belies the hardships of her everyday life. Inocente speaks for millions of children in America in similar circumstances. This film will bring national attention to these issues.

The Oscars will broadcast live on Sunday, February 28th at 7e/4p.

- The Filmmakers

8 Doc Shorts on Oscar's 2012 Shortlist

We are very happy to share this press release from The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences!

"The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced that the field of Documentary Short Subject contenders for the 85th Academy Awards® has been narrowed to eight films, of which three to five will earn Oscar® nominations..."

Read the rest of the press release:

Nominations will be announced on Thursday, January 10, 2013 and the awards ceremony will be Sunday, February 24, 2013.

Thank you for supporting us on Kickstarter!  We would never have been able to do it without you. 

PS. We will be sending out rewards by the end of the year.