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by Lela Scott MacNeil
July 1st, 2010

On Friday, July 9th, Kickstarter and Rooftop Films are hosting the first annual Kickstarter Film Festival on the roof of the OId American Can Factory in Brooklyn.

Kickstarter is a new way to fund creative ideas and ambitious endeavors, and in the last year hundreds of filmmakers, musicians, artists and organizations have made use of their unique services to get their projects started and finished. Based around the idea that a good idea, communicated well, can spread fast and wide, Kickstarter is spearheading a revolution in creative fundraising, helping artists build their own supportive communities. On this evening we will celebrate many of the exciting new projects that are being produced with support generated through Kickstarter.com.

The festival will feature 90 minutes of film and video from a dozen Kickstarter projects, including feature films, stop-motion animation, documentaries, art, and dance. All of them amazing.

There’s much more than film, though. We’re lucky enough to have a handful of Kickstarter food projects serving as vendors for the event. They’ll be selling things like artisanal sodas, homemade ice cream, amazing pies, fresh vegetables from urban farms, delicious cakes, and more. It’s going to be delicious.

There will also be music! Before the screening enjoy the amazing Zlatne Uste Balkan Brass Band, the focus of the Kickstarter-funded Brasslands documentary. Watch the project video for more.

WHERE:
The Old American Can Factory
Corner of 3rd St and 3rd Ave, Brooklyn NY (Map)

WHEN:
Friday, July 9th
8:00 p.m. Doors
8:30 p.m. Live Music
9:00 pm Films
11:30pm Afterparty with free open bar!

For tickets, please support the festival’s Kickstarter project.

Every cent raised by this project will go towards paying for the costs of the event. Any additional funds will be donated to the Rooftop Filmmakers Grants fund.

Do your part to keep independent film alive and kicking by supporting the Kickstarter projects of Rooftop Filmmakers here!

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