Well, actually, just on YouTube.
I even managed not to seem like a complete knucklehead in the process. I’m really happy that the film was picked by the audience as the best of the night. Filmmaking can savage one’s emotions, and when you put your self and your family into your film, you can feel pretty vulnerable to that savagery. The flipside of course, when good things happen – like this – it feels all the better.
My thanks go out to Geoffrey Guerrero, organizer of the Katra Film Series, and Jamal, Fady and Camille at TheCinemaCouch.com for the after-party interview. (Be sure to check out their YouTube Channel!)
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Hewing to convention, the bad news first:
The Mill Valley Film Festival declined i live In Life. They “appreciated the opportunity to see the film but regret that we were unable to find a place for it in this year’s program.” As much as I try to remind myself that I’d be lucky if I have to submit to only fifty festivals for even one acceptance, I can’t help feeling some disappointment. Oh well. Onwards!
Now, for the good news: i live In Life played last Saturday at the Katra Film Series Special Edition. One of a slate of a seven short films, it was voted best film of the evening! That was really nice.
This means the film will be included in the Annual Katra grand finale and compete for real prizes!
I owe a huge debt of gratitude to my many friends and supporters who came to the show. You know who you are! THANK YOU! I don’t know when the finale will be, but if you’re in the NYC area, do consider coming. Your votes could make all the difference!