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    From 'Obvious Child' to 'Blue Ruin': Here Are 9 Kickstarter Films From 2014 That Deserve Your Attention

    Zach Braff's Kickstarter-backed "Wish I Was Here" opens on Friday, so we thought it was a good opportunity to highlight other great films which turned to the crowdfunding platform for funding and are being released this year.

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    Ukraine's Odessa Film Festival Crowd-funding to Support Ukrainian Filmmakers

    The Odessa International Film Festival launches has crowdfunding campaign to support the National Competition and the organization of the festival. Using one of the leading platforms, Indiegogo, Odessa IFF aims to raise $25,000 before the next edition.

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    The Top 8 Challenges of Crowdfunding: An IFP Film Week Perspective

    Crowdfunding has become a go-to method for indie filmmakers, but they are facing lots of obstacles. We outline the top 8 challenges in crowdfunding.

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    Will You Help Penn Jillette Make a Horror Film?

    The latest celebrity to launch a crowdfunding campaign, Penn Jillette wants you to help him make a horror film and has started a campaign at FundAnything.

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    The Future of Crowdfunding (and the Tax Implications)

    A panel during IFP Film Week talked about crowdfunding and its tax implications.

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    Exclusive: David Lynch's Son Launches Kickstarter Campaign For Narrative/Doc Hybrid 'Gray House'

    Indiewire has exclusively learned that filmmaker and painter Austin Lynch, son to David, has launched a Kickstarter campaign to finance his latest project "Gray House," a hybrid drama that interweaves both documentary and narrative footage to frame a "conversation about nature, identity, consumerism...

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    Spike Lee Does the Right Thing: The Seven Ways He Revamped His Kickstarter Campaign

    Spike Lee has had a hard time getting love from industry pundits and journalists for his ill-conceived Kickstarter campaign. If you follow the campaign close enough, though, it's clear Lee is learning as he goes along. And as the campaign goes along, it's actually unfolding beautifully.

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    Exclusive Video: Top 5 Crowdfunding Controversies from Documentary 'Kickstarted'

    The documentary project "Kickstarted," which made the news after snagging an in-depth interview with Zach Braff in which Braff explained why what he was doing on Kickstarter was good for all independent creators, is now searching for money itself. Visit its Kickstarter page here.

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    Tiffany Shlain Explains How and Why Non-Profits and Others Can Crowdsource Film Production for Free

    Tiffany Shlain, who has been a player in the Bay Area tech scene for over a decade and who directed the 2011 Sundance film "Connected," is currently promoting her cloud filmmaking project, a way for organizations and others to get filmmakers all over the world to contribute to collaborative film pro...

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    FUNDING SPOTLIGHT: "Portrait" by Donato Sansone

    I'm very selective about posting crowd funded projects - but this one is worthy of your attention. Animator Donato Sansone is creating an art video composed of grotesque, surreal and abstract portraits. Check this out.

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