For the first time ever, a Kickstarter-funded film has won an Oscar. How’s that for the power of the Internet and crowdfunding? Inocente — the story of a 15-year old girl from California who refuses to give up her dream of being an artist — brought home a gold statue on Sunday night for Best Documentary (Short Subject). With the help of 294 backers, the film raised $52,527 on its Kickstarter page from June to July in 2012. “It really helped galvanize a community,” Inocente co-director Seth Fine told Mashable backstage at the Oscars. “It helped fund a bunch of the film and kept us going through post-production. It’s a great outlet for films especially for documentaries.” Hollywood is known for its high-budget films, but Inocente wasn’t the only Oscar-nominated film this year that was funded in part by the crowdfunding platform.
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