Munich-based distributor Autentic has acquired Sean Fine and Andrea Nix Fine’s Oscar-winning doc Inocente (pictured) for international sales.
The 39-minute doc, which last month picked up the Academy Award for Best Documentary Short, will be offered for the first time at MIPDOC and MIPTV in Cannes next month.
The film is produced by Shine Global, and follows the life of a homeless Mexican teenager who remains resilient by turning to art. It made history last month by becoming the first Oscar-winning film to be part-financed via the crowdfunding site Kickstarter.
Executive producer and Shine co-founder Susan MacLaury said the filmmakers hoped that the film would inspire people to help the 1.5 million homeless children and 1.8 million undocumented children currently living in the United States.
Inocente was produced by Shine Global, Salty Features, Fine Films and Unison in cooperation with Epic Screen, Pass Pictures and Gold Glove Productions.
Check out the film’s trailer below: