Film Festival wins!

It's been a busy summer for my short film A LAST FAREWELL. It has been playing festivals all over the world and is playing even more of them this fall. We have now been accepted into over 80 film festivals! I think that is a record for any of my films. My current goal for the film is to reach 100! :)

This coming weekend I'm off to Qfest in Philly to present the film. Over the summer I was able to personally attend and present the film at Pride of the Ocean going to Bermuda, Palm Springs Short Film Festival, Frameline in San Franscisco, Outfest in Los Angeles and Newfest in New York. Its been amazing to meeting audiences after screenings and receiving a lot of wonderful feedback.

Today, I found out that we won the Jury Award for Best International Short Film at Outflix in Memphis. Another award that I'm super-excited about is the Audience Award at the Vermont Bear Film Festival. I didn't think of my two leads as "bears" until festival director John Scagliotti suggested I submit the film. I'm glad he did, and that the audience agreed, and awarded the film the Paw Award -- that this year included an invitation to the Pride of the Ocean Film Festival in Hawaii next month! That's right -- I'm heading to Hawaii to attend a film festival! Thrilled! (Visit the website if you'd like to learn more and perhaps join!) I had an great time back in June at the film festival on the Bermuda cruise and I can't wait to do it again.

Here is the complete list of all the awards that A LAST FAREWELL has received:

Best Short Film, Audience Award - The Torino Gay & Lesbian Film Festival, Italy

Best GLBT Short, Jury Award - Cleveland International Film festival

Best Short Film - Connecticut GLBT Film Festival

Best Short Film - CineSlam Film Festival, Vermont

Best International Short - FilmOut, San Diego

Best Short film, Audience Award - Vermont Bear Film Festival

Best International Short, Jury Award - Outflix, Memphis

Special Mentioning - Pink Apple Film Festival, Zurich, Switzerland

Best of Fest - Palm Springs International Short Film Festival

With the whole Pride of the Ocean film festival group at the Bermuda cruise, June 2014 

Attending Outfest in Los Angeles, July 2014

At Newfest in New York, July 2014

With my producer David Färdmar at the Palm Springs
Int Short Film Festival, June 2014

Enjoying Bermuda! Pride of the Ocean, June 2014