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4th Annual Kickstarter Film Festival to Feature Events in Brooklyn, LA and London

Photo of Jacob Combs By Jacob Combs | Thompson on Hollywood July 3, 2014 at 12:29PM

The 4th Annual Kickstarter Film Festival will take place later this summer, celebrating features, shorts and documentaries made through money raised on the crowdfunding platform.
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Kickstarter Film Festival

The 4th Annual Kickstarter Film Festival will take place later this summer, celebrating features, shorts and documentaries produced with funds raised on the crowdfunding platform.

According to Kickstarter, the site held an open call for submissions this year and received more than 1,000 responses.  The festival will kick off in Brooklyn (where the company is headquartered) on July 18 with an evening event in Fort Greene Park featuring several films, including "Obvious Child" and "Prospect."  A second event is planned for Los Angeles on September 12, with another to follow in London on an unspecified date.

Fittingly, given its Internet origins, Kickstarter will also be giving fans the option to have a mini festival in their own backyard, offering a high-quality stream of the programming that will go live on July 18.

Take a look at the festival's fun, hipster chic trailer, below.

This article is related to: Kickstarter , Festivals, Web/Tech, New Media & Technology, Obvious Child


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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.