Filmmakers Have Earned $128 Million in Pledges on Kickstarter

kickstarterFilm projects on crowdfunding platform Kickstarter have raised $127 million in pledges since April 2009, Kickstarter’s Stephanie Pereira announced onstage at TFI Interactive. The $127 million figure has now increased to $128 million on Kickstarter’s live stats page.

More than 1 million people have pledged money to help fund one of 9,700 independent films, features, documentaries, shorts, web series or other video projects, said Pereira, director of art programs at Kickstarter, on Saturday at the Tribeca Film Institute event in New York.

Several of the finished projects have earned accolades at awards shows, praise at film festivals and airtime on such networks as HBO, PBS and Showtime.

Inocente, for example, won Best Documentary (Short Subject) at this year’s Oscars. Inocente had attracted 294 backers who collectively pledged $52,527 on its Kickstarter page in 2012.

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