While we were away on vacation, our two productions Dearest Sister and 78/52 gathered some additional festival invitations. We’re extremely proud to be able to screen 78/52 at the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival in the Czech Republic and both films at the prestigious South Korean BIFAN Film Fest, the biggest Genre Fest in Asia.
Our documentary 78/52 has been invited to the Sydney Film Festival, which takes place June 7-18.
The world’s best new films come to Sydney every June for 12 days and nights of inspiring and entertaining premieres, talks and parties. Join us and be among the first in Australia to see the greatest, strangest and most exciting work that cinema has to offer.
We are extremely proud and thrilled to announce that Singapore-based Investment Outfit Aurora Media Holding has boarded our new project The Long Walk, directed by Mattie Do (Dearest Sister).
Singapore-based Aurora Media Holdings, an investment outfit with Hollywood ties, has inked financing and production deals for two upcoming Southeast Asian pics during Focus Asia, the new genre-focused project market and industry platform being held at the Far East Film Festival in Udine, Italy.
Aurora Media has boarded Indonesian black comedy “Abracadabra,” which turns on a magician who finds women inside his magic box, to be helmed by Faozan Rizal (“Habibie & Ainun”). They will also invest in supernatural drama “The Long Walk” by Laos’ Mattie Do, about an old man who travels back in time to the moment of his mother’s death. Do is Laos’ first female director. “The Long Walk” is her third feature after chillers “Chanthaly” and “Dearest Sister,” which earned her international recognition.
Read the full Variety article HERE.
78/52 will continues its Canadian rampage at DOXA in Vancouver at the beginning of May.
DOXA is presented by The Documentary Media Society, a Vancouver based non-profit, charitable society (incorporated in 1998) devoted to presenting independent and innovative documentaries to Vancouver audiences.
The society exists to educate the public about documentary film as an art form through DOXA Documentary Film Festival, a curated and juried festival comprised of public screenings, panel discussions, public forums and educational programs. The 16th annual DOXA Documentary Film Festival will take place May 4 thru 14, 2017.
78/52 will celebrate its Brazilian Premiere at the E Tudo Verdate Film Festival in Sao Paolo on April 22nd. The Festival showcases what is best in the Brazilian and international harvest, inviting the audience to look upon the rich history of non-fiction cinema and to discuss documentary film culture at their conference.
Dearest Sister will celebrate its Brazilian Premiere at the Fantaspoa Film Fest in Porto Alegre at the end of May. The Fantaspoa International Fantastic Film Festival is the largest film festival dedicated solely to fantastic genre films (fantasy, science fiction, horror and thriller) in Latin America. In addition to viewing sessions, parallel activities will be held such as free training courses and music session, concert, parties, among others.
Dearest Sister will celebrate its Austrian Premiere at the Slash Festival des Fantastischen Films in Vienna on May 4-6. /slash film festival is Austria’s largest event dedicated to Fantastic Cinema. It was founded in 2010 by Verein zur Förderung des Fantastischen Films in close collaboration with Filmcasino, which also serves as the main venue and general hub of the festival. /slash quickly grew in size and scope, attracting close to 10.000 visitors annually.
The Long Walk, Mattie Do’s third feature project produced by Screen Division, has been selected at the Udine Far East Focus Asia Market. 13 genre film projects from 13 different countries (Spain, Indonesia, Japan, France, Sweden, Taiwan, Italy, Brasil, Laos, Singapore, Finland, Serbia, Malaysia, Lithuania) will be presented at the second edition of FOCUS ASIA, the co-production film market that will be held in Udine from 26th to 28th April during the Far East Film Festival. The event will bring together professionals and key players from all over the world at the Teatro Nuovo, where the meetings will take place (in “Sala Fantoni” and in the lounge on the 4th floor, a space dedicated to one-to-one meetings and panel discussions with decision makers), and at Cinema Visionario, where the actual market screenings will take place.
Full Project Selection HERE.
Dearest Sister will be celebrating its Italian Premiere at the famous Far East Film Festival in Udine at the end of April.
From the Festival’s page:
In spite of the global village and a millennium where the internet eliminates distances, there are still corners of the world and corners of Asia we know very little of and rarely visit. And it’s precisely from here – from the banks of the Mekong – that a supernatural thriller emerges which is destined to make its mark, both because it comes from Laos, one of the poorest parts of the world, and because the thriller in question is an extremely memorable one. We’re talking about Dearest Sister, selected for the 19th Far East Film Festival in Udine (21/29 April) and directed by the incredible Mattie Do (she will be attending Udine as special guest)!
Dearest Sister is featured in a piece by Swiss TV RTS about Ghosts in Cinema, a side program of the Fribourg International Film Festival.
Watch the clip HERE.