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Buzkashi Boys

A project in Kabul, Afghanistan by Afghan Film Project

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Filmed on location in Afghanistan, a stirring coming of age drama that offers an intimate look at another side of this war-torn country
Backers: 153
Average Pledge Per Backer: $179

Funded: $27,410 of $25,000
Dates: Jan 25th -> Feb 21st (27 days)
Project By: Afghan Film Project
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Kickstarter Brings Hundreds of its Funded Films to iTunes

March 14th - via:
Kickstarter today launched a new room on iTunes, featuring “hundreds” of films that have launched thanks to the crowdfunding service. Some notable Kickstarter-funded films in the room include Veronica Mars, Gimme the Loot, Indie Game: The Movie, Putty Hill, Trash Dance, and Buzkashi Boys. (Read More)

Rewards Update

May 8th - via:
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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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

Screenings this weekend in LA!

September 13th - via:
Hello wonderful backers, I know this is late notice, but we will be screening Buzkashi Boys this weekend in LA! The screenings will take place at the Laemmle Noho 7 theater, Friday, Saturday and Sunday at 11:45am and 12:15pm each day. For more info... (Read More)

Please have patience

July 4th - via:
Hello All! There has been a lot happening since my last update, and i wanted to keep you informed on our progress. I traveled to China in April to premiere Buzkashi Boys at the Beijing International Film Festival, where it was received with rave... (Read More)

What happens now

April 8th - via:
I'm sure you've all been wondering what's happening with the film now that we've made our goal. We've been hard at work over the last few weeks putting the finishing touches on the edit and prepping for final output and delivery. I'm proud to... (Read More)

We made it!

February 4th - via:
Buzkashi Boys has achieved liftoff! Thank you to everyone who supported us. This has been an amazing week, and I have been truly humbled by the community which has rallied around the film. We've reached our initial goal, but we still need additional... (Read More)

Almost there!

February 1st - via:
Hello, I have been overwhelmed by the amazing amount of support we've received for Buzkashi Boys in such a short time. Your personal messages and incredibly generous donations have been humbling and given us a huge boost as we close in on the finish... (Read More)

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