Crowd funding for film appears to be here to stay. Kickstarter announced these film and video statistics for the period April 28, 2009 — January 1, 2012:
- Total pledged: $102.7 million;
- Total collected: $85.7 million;
- Total backers: 891,979 and
- Funded projects: 8,567.
- documentaries captured $42.6million,
- fictional narratives $31.7m,
- shorts $16.7m,
- webseries $6.7m, and
- animation $4.9million.
86 funded films have had theatrical release and 2 have been nominated for Oscars.
More here: http://www.kickstarter.com/blog/1133 .