Kickstarter’s 4th Annual Film Festival Set to Hit New York City, Los Angeles, & London

Looks Like Fun Kickstarter Film Festival

Ready to share some details about its 2014 Film Festival, global crowdfunding platform Kickstarter revealed the films, locations and dates earlier this week.

Kickstarter Film Festival

Organizers of the event took to the platform and wrote, “Our celebration of features, shorts, documentaries, animations, and other video art made by Kickstarter creators. We held an open call for submissions this year, and heard from over a thousand people. Unreal! We’re honored to serve such an inspired and inspiring community. We hope you’ll join us at one of our upcoming Film Fest events!”

The 2014 Film Festival will be hitting the following cities

  • Brooklyn – July 18:
  • Los Angeles – September 12
  • London – TBA

The festival features Kickstarter’s favorite films, shorts, web series, animations, documentaries, and more – all funded on the platform. The selection includes:

  • “Obvious Child”
  • “Rich Hill”
  • “Night of the Living Deb”
  • “Tomorrow We Disappear”
  • “Backstreet Atlas”
  • “Elvis Loses His…”
  • “Planet Money Makes A T-Shirt”

As previously reported, in order to be selected for the festival, all work must be the product of a successfully funded Kickstarter project. It doesn’t matter which creative category the submitted project was under, just make sure that the work itself either be film or video that was funded on the platform.

Check Out The Crowd at Kickstarter Film FestivalAnother requirement for the festival is each work needs to have been finished with the last year. This means any time from January 2013 to present. Kickstarter notes that all feature-length work will be showed in selections, not full films. Works in progress are also encouraged and fine for the submission.  The website also shared in the past years it has screened selections from rough cuts and sneak previews.

Last year’s selection included Lotfy Nathan’s dirt bike doc “12 O’Clock Boys,” Bill Plympton’s silent animation feature “Cheatin,’ a restoration of Shirley Clarke’s 1967 “Portrait of Jason,” a webisode from David Gerlach’s “Blank on Blank,” and a year as seen through Cesar Kuriyama’s “1 Second Everyday” app.


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