We’re very happy to learn that IMPRINT has been selected to and made it into the Semi-Finals of the Stockholm Short Festival. This makes it a second selection in Sweden. Not bad, considering other projects were ignored for a few years by the Scandinavian region. Not too shabby at all.
We also have some other good news, in that the builders appear to be finally near to done / if not already done. The builders have been creating noise pollution, and vibrations from construction and blasting for nearly 18 months, so soon we can finally record sound again and also shoot in the local area, without their equipment and safety barriers ruining the view. Nice.
Also, for one of the other festivals that IMPRINT is in competition – the BE AFRAID HORROR FEST in Gorizia Italy – Please find the complete program here. And the festival teaser here. – it looks like an excellent line-up.
October was a busy month, but sadly not in the way we wanted. There was supposed to be a live event for Halloween here in Sweden and then that sadly didn’t happen. What was annoying is that there was an event to go to in the US on the same day and we opted for the local event, because it would have been the first Swedish screening – and then by the time we found out the local event wasn’t happening it was too late to go to the one in the US… doh!
However, other than watching bucketloads of horror films for Shocktober / 31DaysofHalloween – there has been some good news.
MR CLEAN is having a busy time of it with online screenings. The short horror film was part of the FIXION Fest Halloween special /especial de terror: https://www.fixionfest.com/noticias/especial-de-terror-halloween-2021/ where it was being screened for free. But sadly that short run / possibility to see the short is now over. However, MR CLEAN is also going to be screened on the FILMIN LATINO platform, which is run by the Ministry of Culture of Mexico, and will be visible from November 17 to 21, 2021 (to anyone using a VPN to get around the geoblocking – you’ll need to appear to be visiting and watching from within Mexico).
The short script for IMPRINT has made it to the finals of the Swedish International Film Festival (SIFF) in the ‘Best Short Script’ category. It’s incredible, but great news that the short script is doing so well with 27 selections, numerous awards and festival placings. I know competition is tough, but fingers crossed.
And in other news, we’ve begun discussions with some potential cast members and are looking to progress the project and edge it towards development / pre-production.
IMPRINT is now an official selection of the Red Moon Film Festival – this is the 27th festival selection. Also, IMPRINT has been officially selected and is now a finalist in the ‘Horror Short Screenplay’ category at Be Afraid Horror Fest in Gorizia, Italy. Winners will be announced towards the end of November.
Yet more festival news to share – we’re so very grateful for such kind treatment from festivals, especially as we have had a few more rejections too.
Firstly, the dark horror short screenplay for IMPRINT has been officially selected to the Swedish International Film Festival (SIFF)! That’s great news, as it’s the 25th selection! and it is the same festival that has already selected and bestowed awards upon MR CLEAN and COMFORT HIM 60. So fingers crossed that this script makes it further into the competition. And congrats to the other selections! We hope to meet you all at the screening in Arvika, Sweden.
COMFORT HIM has also been put through to the finals of the 4th Dimension Independent Film Festival in the Best Experimental Film category. That’s also great news, because MR CLEAN and IMPRINT also won awards at this festival and it’s the 23rd festival selection. So fingers crossed that this film also gets screened live in Indonesia / makes it through to the winning selection. Congrats to the other finalists!
A couple of things happened for our dark comedy microshort COMFORT HIM – which are very cool. Firstly COMFORT HIM is an official selection of the 4th Dimension Independent Film Festival in Indonesia – which you may remember, is the same festival that selected and gave awards to MR CLEAN and IMPRINT – so fingers crossed there. And congrats to the other official selections.
And then this morning, I noticed that a scream queen and horror movie legend Kelli Maroney (of NIGHT OF THE COMET and CHOPPING MALL fame) liked our film on Twitter. Very cool indeed.
I know it’s a small item in the scheme of things. But the whole idea was to get the short out there, get it seen and for it to get so many likes and views has been very rewarding. And so to get it liked by someone very well known and someone who you’ve spent many hours watching their work, is very cool indeed.
Congrats to the team! You’re awesome. Couldn’t have done it without you.
Also, why celebrate such things? Because yesterday was plagued by technical issues that sucked my available time. And this whole week has been one huge time suck. Such times are very demotivating. So to get a small ‘W’ here and there, is enough to keep one going for a little longer. Because each little ‘w’ is one reminder that someone out there cares for what you’re doing and is enough to put a bit more fuel in the tank to resume your quest and create another thing. One step closer to potentially achieving that goal…
This morning, I woke up – after a much appreciated good night of sleep – to the news that our unproduced dark horror short script for IMPRINT has been selected and put through to the semi-finals of the Sell Your Screenplay Six-Figure Screenplay contest. That was a lovely surprise, as I’d actually forgotten about submitting. And that’s 23 selections so far.
You can also read the list of semi-finalists here: Announcement
That was pretty cool. Definitely.
But then… before I even had the chance to announce that, and the fact that it had just been confirmed as an official selection at another fest, we then learned that MR CLEAN had picked up it’s 13th award, for ‘Best Short Film’ at the Red Moon Film Festival. That was most unexpected and very much appreciated.
It’s been a very good week and we’re extremely grateful. Thank you very much.
The world war one short horror screenplay for GAS! is now an official selection and nominated for an award in the Short Script category at the Kurdistan International Independent Film Festival. This is great news! It’s only won 4 awards to date, but it will be interesting to see if this could be a chance to pick up a 5th award. That event takes place on the 10th october, so it will be good to see how it does. Congrats to the other finalists!