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Innocente Becomes First Kickstarter-Funded Film to Win Oscar

February 25, 2013  |  6:00pm
<i>Innocente</i> Becomes First Kickstarter-Funded Film to Win Oscar

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.

Directors Sean Fine and Andrea Nix used the financial crowdsourcing site to fund their film, which raised $52,527 during the summer of 2012 according to Mashable. Innocente is the fourth Kickstarter-funded film to be nominated for an Academy Award, preceded by Sun Come Up in 2010 Incident in New Baghdad and The Barber of Birmingham, both of which were nominated for 2011.

Innocente directors Fine and Nix previously collaborated on the feature documentary War Dance, which concerns a dance festival in a Ugandan displacement camp and was nominated for an Oscar for Best Documentary Feature in 2008.

You can watch the trailer for Innocente below.

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