Kickstarter Touts Impact on Filmmaking

Kickstarter just posted to their blog that they’ve officially raised $100 million in funding for independent films.

Here are 10 quick facts from the post:

  • $102.7 million pledged in total
  • $85.7 million collected
  • Almost 900,000 backers
  • Over 8,500 funded projects
  • Documentaries were the most funded category
  • Sun Come Up and Incident in New Baghdad were both funded on Kickstarter and nominated for Oscars
  • Three of the 20 top rated films on Rotten Tomatoes in 2012 were Kickstarter projects
  • 10% of films shown at Tribeca and SXSW in 2012 were Kickstarter projects
  • At least 86 Kickstarter films have been released theatrically
  • At least 16 Kickstarter films have been picked up for national broadcast through channels like HBO and Showtime

Read more on the Kickstarter blog

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