On Monday, Kickstarter announced that a total of 19 of its funded films will be presented at the 2016 Tribeca Film Festival, which will be kicking off in New York City this weekend.
The crowdfunding portal declared in a recent blog post that more than 31,000 backers pledged more than $2.08 million to help bring them to life.
“For the past six years, Kickstarter-funded Tribeca Film Festival premieres have experienced some incredible successes in theaters, on national broadcasts, and across digital platforms. We’ve seen festival favorites like The Birth of Sake, Mala Mala, Thank You for Playing, Very Semi-Serious, and Welcome to Leith get released theatrically and I Got Somethin’ to Tell You(HBO), (T)error (PBS), and The Genius of Marian (PBS) air on television. Many of these films and their talented creators have even been in contention for major awards — 2015’s Racing Extinction (formerly The Heist) even snagged a nom for Best Original Song at the Academy Awards. We’d like to think these Kickstarter-funded films are the toast of Tribeca — and beyond!”
The Kickstarter crew also noted:
“There’s a wonderfully diverse array of Kickstarter-funded films on this year’s slate, including indie narratives, twisty thrillers, documentaries that tackle social issues head-on, and even a cool virtual reality experience that brings you face to face with critically endangered white rhinos. Others we’re especially excited about include a doc on the Ghostbusters fan community, who call themselves “Ghostheads,” and a documentary about Mr. Spock and Leonard Nimoy made by Leonard’s son Adam Nimoy. Plus, there’ll be a very special spotlight on the unfinished Bill Nye documentary (Kickstarter’s second most funded doc of all time!).”
Check out the list of film below.
- Always Shine (Feature Narrative)
- Folk Hero & Funny Guy (Feature Narrative)
- The Happy Film (Feature Documentary)
- Memories of a Penitent Heart (Feature Documentary)
- The Return (Feature Documentary)
- For the Love of Spock (Feature Documentary)
- After Spring (Feature Documentary)
- HAVEABABY (Feature Documentary)
- Southwest of Salem: The Story of the San Antonio Four (Feature Documentary)
- Here Alone (Feature Narrative)
- Ghostheads (Feature Documentary
- Untitled Bill Nye Documentary (PANEL)
- Balcony (Short Narrative)
- Future Boyfriend (Short Narrative)
- Shooting an Elephant (Short Narrative)
- The Carousel (Short Documentary)
- Joe’s Violin (Short Documentary)
- We All We Got (Short Documentary)
- The Ark
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