Inocente, a short film that was funded by Kickstarter, has won an Academy award for Best Documentary for a short subject.
Inocente is one of three Kickstarter-funded projects that received an Oscar nomination. The films Kings Point and Buzkashi Boys also were crowd-funded projects.
The Kicktarter-funded film raised $52,527 with 294 backers. It is the first film ever funded by Kickstarter to have won an Oscar. The story is about a 15-year-old teenage girl from California who refuses to give up her dream of being an artist.
"It really helped galvanize a community," Inocente co-director Seth Fine told Mashable backstage at the Oscars. "It helped fund a bunch of the film and kept us going through post-production. It's a great outlet for films especially for documentaries."