And the Oscar Goes To…: Kickstarter Announces Funded Projects Nominated for the 2017 Award Show

With the 89th Academy Awards set to take place this Sunday at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, California, crowdfunding platform Kickstarter announced the projects that were nominated for this year’s big award event. The funding portal stated:

Since 2011, at least one Kickstarter-funded film has been nominated for an Academy Award each year. In 2013, Inocente even won the Oscar for Best Documentary Short Subject. And this year, the Kickstarter Film team is thrilled to announce that the cinematic results of two Film projects we worked closely with have been recognized with Oscar nominations.”

Kickstarter also revealed that two projects have been nominated:

“Kahane Cooperman’s Joe’s Violin is nominated for Best Documentary (Short Subject). Post-production — including additional shooting, editing, animation, archival fees, and music — was completed with the support of 272 backers who pledged more than $49,000 to the project. Robert Valley’s Pear Cider and Cigarettes is nominated for Best Animated Short Film. Eight-hundred ninety-five backers pledged more than $29,000 for music rights and help with post-production. And did you know? The Canadian animator also ran a campaign for the graphic novel series that sparked the idea for the film. His past works include Aeon Flux, Wonder Woman shorts, and Gorillaz music videos.”

Kickstarter then listed the complete list of other platform films that have been nominated for Academy Awards:

  • 2017: Joe’s Violin, Nominated for Best Documentary Short
  • 2017: Pear Cider and Cigarettes, Nominated for Best Short Film (Animated)
  • 2016: World of Tomorrow, Nominated for Best Animated Short
  • 2016: Anomalisa, Nominated for Best Animated Feature
  • 2016: Racing Extinction, “Manta Ray” Nominated for Best Original Song
  • 2015: Finding Vivian Maier, Nominated for Best Documentary Feature
  • 2014: The Square, Nominated for Best Documentary Feature
  • 2013: Inocente, WINNER for Best Documentary Short
  • 2013: Kings Point, Nominated for Best Documentary Short
  • 2013: Buzkashi Boys, Nominated for Best Live Action Short
  • 2012: Incident in New Baghdad, Nominated for Best Documentary Short
  • 2012: The Barber of Birmingham, Nominated for Best Documentary Short
  • 2011: Sun Come Up, Nominated for Best Documentary Short

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