Kickstarter Finishes 2012 with $100 Million in Film plus Possible Documentary Oscar Nominee

Kickstarter Film Breakdown 2012As the number crunchers at Kickstarter point out on their recent blog entry looking back at the three-and-a-half year old company’s fundraising successes, the $100 million it has raised is the equivalent of just one bombastic Hollywood production.

But the fact that independent filmmakers have raised these funds from friends, family and strangers on the Internet as donations (with rewards rather than equity given in return) is, indeed, one of the biggest gamechangers in the last few years of independent film. Since launching April 28, 2009, Kickstarter has helped 8,567 film projects raise $85.7 million (with $102.7 million pledged) from 891,979 backers.

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