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Inocente: Homeless. Creative. Unstoppable

A project in New York, NY by Inocente Filmmaking Team

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The inspiring story of a 15-year-old homeless and undocumented girl in CA who refuses to give up her dream of being an artist
Backers: 294
Average Pledge Per Backer: $179

Funded: $52,527 of $50,000
Dates: Jun 21st -> Jul 21st (30 days)
Project By: Inocente Filmmaking Team
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Fan Power: Crowdfunded Films Go Big with Festivals, Awards

April 14th - via:
Indie movie makers have raised millions, bypassing the old methods of racking up credit card debt or selling out creative control to dispassionate investors. (Read More)

Genius Ideas, Great Products, And The Wisdom (Of Crowds) To Know The Difference

February 18th - via:
There is a lot of buzz about the maker movement, the new industrial revolution and the democratization of design and production tools. Couple that with open source electronics platforms that are enabling the “internet of things” to communicate and react to each other, and a new manufacturing boom begins to take shape. It is indeed easier than ever to turn your idea for a new product into reality or at least make a beautiful, functioning prototype. But a successful prototype is among the first steps, not the final steps. (Read More)

Inocente Art Workshops available!

July 10th - via:
We're happy to share with you that the companion arts workshops we developed with some of our non-profit partners are available for community screenings around the world. Organizations, community groups, educators - really anyone - can create their... (Read More)

Filmmakers Have Earned $128 Million in Pledges on Kickstarter

April 20th - via:
Film 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. (Read More)

Kickstarter Co-Founder Talks Up Veronica Mars, Crowd-Funding Zeitgeist

March 16th - via:
The stampede to fund a Veronica Mars movie is "sort of like a perfect storm," according to Kickstarter co-founder and head of communications Yancey Strickler. (Read More)

Lights! Camera! Kickstarter!

March 5th - via:
The movie Argo may have picked up the biggest prize in last week's Academy Awards ceremony, but it was the Best Documentary Short winner that had many on the Internet buzzing. Inocente, a film about a 15-year old homeless girl who dreams of becoming an artist, took home the Oscar and in the process became the first Internet crowdsource funded film to win Hollywood's biggest award. Last year, the film raised $52,527 on Kickstarter, a crowdsource funding website that has raised over US$100 million to support the creation of independent films. (Read More)

Inocente Wins an Oscar®!

February 28th - via:
Inocente is the first Kickstarter funded film to win an Academy Award®! We want to thank all of our supporters who helped make this happen.  Not only did you help by contributing the funds so we could finish the film, but you've become a community... (Read More)

Babylonian Bricks Stolen From Iraqi Museum, Kickstarter's First Oscar, and More

February 27th - via:
Oscar-Winning Art Doc Marks Kickstarter's First Academy Award: When the documentary "Inocente," about homeless teenage artist Inocente Izucar, won the Oscar for best short documentary on Sunday night, it became the first-ever project funded through micro-funding site Kickstarter to receive an Academy Award. (Read More)

'Inocente' Oscar Win Proves Power Of Kickstarter

February 27th - via:
In the three years since Kickstarter was founded, movies funded by users on the site have won one Academy Award and received six nominations. Inocente became the first "crowd funded" film on Kickstarter to win an Academy Award, winning for best documentary short subject. (Read More)

Kickstarter launches dreams of Oscar

February 26th - via:
Kickstarter gained a little more legitimacy in the eyes of the film community last weekend when one of the projects born on the site won an Oscar. "Inocente," winner of Best Short Documentary, was the very first Kickstarter-backed project to win and was one of three crowd-sourced films at the Academy Awards this year. (Read More)

'Inocente' becomes first Kickstarter-backed movie to win on Oscar night

February 26th - via:
The inspiring tale of a San Diego teen who was determined to become an artist was named 'best short documentary.' (Read More)

Kickstarter-Funded Documentary 'Inocente' Wins Oscar

February 25th - via:
Crowd-funding platform Kickstarter just got some serious validation after documentary film Inocente became the first Kickstarter project to win an Oscar. (Read More)

Kickstarter-funded project wins at the Oscars

February 25th - via:
Well this is pretty cool. A Kickstarter-funded documentary made history by winning Best Documentary Short at the Academy Awards on Sunday. (Read More)

How Kickstarter Helped 'Inocente' Win an Oscar

February 25th - via:
How crowdfunding site Kickstarter helped a short film, "Inocente," win the Oscar for Documentary Short Subject. (Read More)

'Inocente' is first Kickstarter-backed film to win an Oscar

February 25th - via:
"Inocente," the story of a 15-year-old homeless San Diego girl who pursues her art despite her bleak surroundings, is the first Kickstarter-backed film to win an Academy Award. The makers of the documentary short film raised $52,527 from 294 backers last summer -- one of three Kickstarter-funded Oscar nominees this year. (Read More)

Kickstarter-funded film “Inocente” wins Academy Award

February 25th - via:
Some great things have passed through the doors at Kickstarter, including a few clever gadgets. However, a documentary short film that was successfully funded back in July of last year, Inocente, has won an Academy Award, which makes it the first time ever that a Kickstarter-funded film has received such an accolade. (Read More)

The First Kickstarter Film to Win an Oscar Takes Home Crowdsourced Gold

February 25th - via:
Kickstarter now has a new feather for its cap: The first crowdfunded film to win an Oscar. (Read More)

Fox in the hen house: Kickstarter backed short wins Oscar

February 25th - via:
Inocente, the story of a 15-year-old San Diego homeless girl wanting to become an artist, won the Oscar Sunday for best short documentary. It was also the first Kickstarter-funded film to win an Academy Award. (Read More)

This Kickstarter-backed film just won an Oscar

February 25th - via:
Kickstarter emerged the people's winner at the 2013 Academy Awards, second only to Jennifer Lawrence, who earned millions of admirers (and several memes) when she tripped on her dress. (Read More)

Kickstarter-Funded Movie Wins Oscar For Best Documentary

February 25th - via:
There were quite a few documentaries that were "shortlisted" to be nominated this year, including Inocente. And now it turns out that, not only was Inocente nominated, it won for best documentary, making it the first Kickstarter-funded film to win an Oscar, though I doubt it will be the last. (Read More)

Innocente Becomes First Kickstarter-Funded Film to Win Oscar

February 25th - via:
Innocente, the documentary short about a homeless, undocumented 15 year-old girl living in California pursuing her artistic dreams, has become the first film funded by Kickstarter to win an Oscar. (Read More)

Oscar Win Is a First for Kickstarter-Funded Film

February 24th - via:
For the first time ever, a Kickstarter-funded film has won an Oscar. How's that for the power of the Internet and crowdfunding? (Read More)

'Inocente' makes history as first Kickstarter-funded film to win Oscar

February 24th - via:
Fine Films' Inocente made history tonight as the first Kickstarter-funded film to win an Oscar. Taking the prize for Best Documentary Short, Inocente follows the story of a 15-year-old homeless and... (Read More)

Kickstarter’s Oscar victory spells tough road for Asia’s crowdfunding scene

February 24th - via:
Given that Asia's crowdfunding sites are still building clout, they would need to work harder than Kickstarter and Indiegogo to identify ambitious ideas that can both excite and attract widespread mainstream attention. (Read More)

Oscars: Kickstarter looks for first Academy Award

February 24th - via:
Among the nominees for Sunday's Academy Awards are three short films that were funded with the help of Kickstarter, the three-year-old crowd-funding platform for creative projects. (Read More)


February 24th - via:
The begging and scraping that goes into getting a film financed is rarely mentioned among the glamour and triumph of the Academy Awards. (Read More)

Kickstarter campaigns helped three films snag Oscar nominations

February 15th - via:
Three of this year's Academy Award nominees—Buzkashi Boys, Inocente, and Kings Point—have garnered considerable attention for using Kickstarter to help fund their projects. (Read More)

Inocente Kickstarter Rewards Coming Soon!

February 14th - via:
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Kickstarter loves films. Seriously, just look at these ridiculous numbers

January 19th - via:
Three Kickstarter funded Kings Point, Buzkashi Boys and Inocente became the fourth, fifth and sixth films to be nominated for Oscars. Add to it all sorts of good “stuff” at Sundance Festival, and you see that Kickstarter is changing movie business, one pledge at a time. (Read More)

Inocente Nominated for an Academy Award®!

January 10th - via:
We are thrilled to announce that INOCENTE has been nominated for an Academy Award® for Best Documentary Short Subject! Please see the Academy announcement here: We want to thank all of... (Read More)

3 Kickstarter-Backed Films Earn Oscar Nods

January 10th - via:
Sprinkled among the high-budget films nominated for Oscars are three films with humble financial beginnings. They all got monetary boosts on Kickstarter. (Read More)

$100 Million Pledged To Indie Film On Kickstarter... And 8,000 Films Made

January 7th - via:
Less than a year after being declared the darling of Sundance -- especially for not having "the arrogance of a studio" -- Kickstarter has announced that over $100 million has been pledged to indie film via its platform (which, of course, is hardly the only crowdfunding platform that filmmakers use, though it is the most popular). There are some caveats, of course. This is over Kickstarter's lifetime (since April 2009), but the numbers have been growing rapidly. (Read More)

Kickstarter users aided indie filmmakers with over $100 million since 2009

January 4th - via:
A couple years ago people were hammering the nail into the coffin of independent film due to lack of financing. Then came Kickstarter. The crowdsourcing funding site reported yesterday that Kickstarter backers have pledged $102.7 million to indie films since 2009, according to the Kickstarter staff. (Read More)

Kickstarter: Users Pledge More Than $100 Mil to Indie Film Projects

January 3rd - via:
Here's a big kickstart for the indie film community. Users of have pledged more than $100 million to independent film projects, the fundraising site announced in a blog post Thursday. In all, 891,979 backers have pledged $102.7 million to independent films since April 2009. (Read More)

8 Doc Shorts on Oscar's 2012 Shortlist

October 13th - via:
We are very happy to share this press release from The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences! "The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced that the field of Documentary Short Subject contenders for the 85th Academy Awards® has... (Read More)

Inocente airs on MTV FRIDAY Aug 17th at 10pm

August 14th - via:
Don't forget to tune in to MTV this Friday, August 17th at 10/9c to watch Inocente! And make sure to tell your friends and family to watch.  The more people who watch the bigger impact we can have. Here are some sample tweets to get you going: 1.... (Read More)

Thanks for making it a success!!

July 23rd - via:
Hi everyone. 294 of you stepped up to contribute to INOCENTE, enabling us to exceed our $50,000 goal by $2,257. We're ecstatic about this and also awed by the fact that 2/3 of you are strangers to Shine Global and the filmmaking team. Launching this... (Read More)

Inocente on MTV August 17th!

July 17th - via:
Hello to our Kickstarter Friends! Thanks in large part to your generosity, we've raised $36,852 (73%) of our goal of $50,000 in finishing funds for INOCENTE! We have another 4 days to meet our goal and are hoping you'll pledge to support us and, if... (Read More)

Inocente to be in New York this summer

July 9th - via:
Hi Inocente Kickstarters! Thanks so much to our friends who've contributed to our film and to those of you who we've not yet met but hope to soon who were moved enough by Inocente herself to pledge. We're delighted to report that as of this moment... (Read More)

Inocente Interviewed on "The War Room with Jennifer Granholm"

July 3rd - via:
We want to share with you Inocente's first national TV interview which she did last Friday for Current TV's "The War Room" with host Jennifer Granholm, former Governor of Michigan. Inocente speaks so articulately for the arts, about the difficulties... (Read More)

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