Kickstarter, the world’s largest funding platform for creative projects, will present the 2014 Kickstarter Film Fest at The Autry in Griffith Park on Friday, September 12. For one night only, the festival will premiere a colorful selection of films curated by Kickstarter. Makers, artists, chefs and musicians whose work has come to life via Kickstarter will also show their stuff — everything from gourmet reuben sandwiches to a mobile astronomical observatory to the “world’s fastest hot tub.”
WHEN: Friday, September 12, 2014; 6 to 11 PM.
WHERE: The Autry in Griffith Park.
FILMS: Trailers, shorts, excerpts from features. The full film program is available here and includes: Little Feet, Alexandre Rockwell’s black-and-white narrative feature starring his children; Backstreet Atlas, a documentary about two friends skateboarding from Boston to NYC; First to Fall, a documentary about two young Libyan rebels who give up their comfortable lives in Canada to join the fight to overthrow Gaddafi; Prospect, a sci-fi short; Rich Hill, a documentary about life in rural, small-town Missouri; Stan, a claymation short; Tomorrow We Disappear, a documentary about India’s last magician colony; Walking Through That Door, a stop-motion animation music video made for the band Future Islands; Wonder, a 365-second animation made up of a sequence of 8,760 pictures hand-drawn by the director over the course of 365 days; World Fair, a documentary about memories from the 1939 New York World’s Fair; and Obvious Child, a romantic comedy starring Jenny Slate.
MUSICAL PERFORMANCE: By John Vanderslice. The singer, songwriter, and producer has released ten full-length albums, and used Kickstarter to make a full cover version of David Bowie’s Diamond Dogs.
ART: Two installations. Black Rock Observatory consists of two 21-foot wooden domes and hands-on instruments for viewing and sensing the universe. Carpool DeVille is a fully driveable 1969 Cadillac, with built-in fully operational hot tub.
MAKERS: Interactive demos and a chance to talk with eight creators from the LA technology and design scene. Full list here.
FOOD AND DRINK: Available for purchase from eight different vendors; see full list here.
TICKETS/RSVP: None needed, it’s free! Entry is first-come, first-serve.
MEDIA AVAILABILITY: Open to press. Kickstarter staff and creators will be available for interviews. Please contact Julie Wood via firstname.lastname@example.org to coordinate.
ABOUT KICKSTARTER: Kickstarter is a funding platform for creative projects — everything from films, games, and music to art, design, and technology. Kickstarter is full of ambitious, innovative, and imaginative projects that are brought to life through the direct support of others. Since our launch in 2009, 6.7 million people have pledged $1.2 billion, funding 66,000 creative projects. Thousands of creative projects are raising funds on Kickstarter right now. This event is presented in association with Eat See Hear.
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