Simone does the PR at 1001 Production House
Last week was a pretty hectic one. Our submissions for the Sundance Film Festival and IFFR were finalized and we hoped that our dvd would arrive savely in LA. The deadline was yesterday and this morning Nafiss got a text that the dvd was delivered right on time. Fingers crossed that the programmers love the film!
But after these two entries we’re looking further in the future to other festivals we would like to be a part of. And when I first started working for 1001 Production House I already made a festival list, but this one wasn’t up to date anymore. So I decided to do some research today and make a new list with all the information we need. And you can’t imagine how many festival there are in the world. There are the regular ones everybody knows: Sundance, IFFR, Nederlands Film Festival, Tribeca, Cannes and many other that sound familiar. But within the depths of filmfestivalworld I found some very very strange ones. I would like to thematically share them with you.
First strange themes: So is there the Equus Film Festival with the caption: An equestrian film festival dedicated to horse and human relationships. Sound like a perfect festival for horse lovers. A little niche within the film industry.
Secondly genre related film in another country: I would like to bring the Japanese Short Film Festival in Serbia to your attention. Of course there are a lot of short Japanese movie lovers in Serbia, so this festival makes total sense.
Then the festivals with badass names (don’t really care about the content): the Shorts That Are Not Pants Festival in Toronto, Canada. I would like to crop Dance Iranian Style into a short film just so I can send it over there.
And last but not least, the festival with a connection to home but you can’t really wrap your mind around why: The Amsterdam Festival of New Cinema in Los Angeles. No connection to Amsterdam or the Netherlands what so ever. I. Don’t. Understand.
Loved the research of today, made me smile a lot and giggle. But now I have to make a beautiful Excel sheet out of the information, with accurate dates and links so it is not only fun but also helpful. And maybe think of a short film project about the horse/human relationship.