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'Inocente' makes history as first Kickstarter-funded film to win Oscar

Jessica DeJesus

'Inocente' made history last night as the first Kickstarter-funded film to win an Oscar. Taking the prize for Best Documentary Short, Inocente follows the story of a 15-year-old homeless and undocumented girl living in California who refuses to give up on her dream of being an artist. The success goes to show how crowdsourced funding, which is transforming the hardware industry, is similarly democratizing filmmaking.

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  • armitch

    Such an amazing story. Just so incredible, raw, and beautiful. Most definitely deserving of an Oscar but even more so, national and international attention. It definitely put a lot of things in perspective for me personally. Thank you Incocente.