Photo: Paul Bishop

For the fifth year, an incredible slate of Kickstarter-funded films have been selected for inclusion at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival.

Countless established and emerging filmmakers have used Kickstarter to build audiences, tell stories, and embrace their creative independence. To date, nearly 100 Kickstarter-funded films have been official Sundance Film Festival selections; another 100 have made it to SXSW. Ten have even been nominated for Academy Awards—including two in 2016—and one has taken home an Oscar.

Now it’s time to cheer on the filmmakers behind these works—and the backers who helped bring their ideas to the big screen.

Sundance & Kickstarter

Since 2011, Sundance Institute and Kickstarter have partnered to mentor and advise alumni projects through the Institute’s Artist Services Initiative, which provides support and strategy to independent filmmakers for creative funding, marketing, and distribution. Institute alumni have raised nearly $12 million for more than 200 films so far.

Event Programming

Join us in the Kickstarter Green Room, open January 21 – 26.

Throughout the week, we’re hosting filmmakers, thought leaders, and other creators for all sorts of programming—or meet with the Kickstarter team during open office hours. And, if you find yourself nearby, drop in to say hi and recharge in our cozy space. We can’t wait to see you there!

The Kickstarter Green Room is located at 591 Main Street and will be open every day from 11AM – 4PM, as well as in the evenings for the events listed below.

January 21
Thursday
11am – 7pm
Open Hours
Come relax and recharge
January 22
Friday
11am – 4pm
Open Hours
Come relax and recharge
1pm – 3pm
Film Team Office Hours
Discuss your project and get some advice
6pm – 7:30pm
Docs of the Future
A panel in partnership with The Guardian. RSVP
10pm – 1am
Memory Event
January 23
Saturday
11am – 4pm
Open Hours
Come relax and recharge
1pm – 3pm
Film Team Office Hours
Discuss your project and get some advice
3pm – 4pm
All Power to the People
A panel in partnership with Firelight Media. RSVP
January 24
Sunday
11am – 4pm
Open Hours
Come relax and recharge
11:30am – 12:30pm
Fighting for the Things Climate Can't Change
A panel in partnership with the International WOW Company. RSVP
1pm – 3pm
Film Team Office Hours
Discuss your project and get some advice
6pm – 9pm
Karaoke Roulette
In partnership with "Spa Night". RSVP
11pm – 1am
Maica Armata Performance
In partnership with "Dark Night". RSVP
January 25
Monday
11am – 2pm
Open Hours
Come relax and recharge
1pm – 3pm
Film Team Office Hours
Discuss your project and get some advice
3pm – 4pm
Indiewire Screen Talks Live Podcast
With Eric Kohn and Anne Thompson RSVP
9pm – 1am
Blackout
January 26
Tuesday
11am – 4pm
Open Hours
Come relax and recharge
1pm – 3pm
Film Team Office Hours
Discuss your project and get some advice
9pm – 1am
Kiki Celebration

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Inquiries

Wondering how to get started with a film project? We've got a few handy resources for you! Discover and share projects and ideas: #KickstarterFilm

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