Monday, September 26, 2011

Our School Nominated for a Silver Eye Award

The Silver Eye Award for Best European Documentary Film, established in 2009. Image: IDF

We are very honored that Our School was nominated for a Silver Eye Award for the best feature-length East European documentary film to come out in 2011. The award winners, selected by an international jury of industry professionals, will be announced during the closing ceremony of the 15th Jihlava International Documentary Festival on October 29th. We're looking forward to coming back to Jihlava - that's were we first pitched the film project, back in 2006. And this is as good a time as ever to thank the lovely people at the Institute of Documentary Film, who have been supporting Our School in ways big and small for the past five years!

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Fall Festivals Update

Fall in Targu Lapus. Photo credit: Miruna Coca-Cozma (c) Sat Mic Film, LLC

We have an awfully long list of festivals coming up this fall:
Noaptea Alba a Filmului Romanesc, September 16, Bucharest, Romania
Camden International Film Festival, September 29-October 2, Camden, ME, USA
DokLeipzig, October 17-23, Leipzig, Germany
Document 9 International Human Rights Documentary Film Festival, October 20-23, Glasgow, Scotland
United Nations Association Film Festival, October 21-30, Palo Alto & San Francisco, CA, USA
Inconvenient Films, October 20-30,  Vilnius, Lithuania
Astra, October 25-30, Sibiu, Romania
CPH:DOX, November 3-13, Copenhagen, Denmark
Verzio, November 8-13, Budapest, Hungary (opening film)
Lone Star International Film Festival, November 9-13, Fort Worth, TX, USA
DocEst, November 14-19, Iasi, Romania
European Pro Bono Forum, November 18, Berlin, Germany
One World Slovakia, November 29-December 3, Bratislava, Slovakia

This season will be our busiest yet. We're thrilled to have the chance to present the film before such a broad range of audiences, in so many countries.

Monday, September 12, 2011

First Screening in Bucharest for Our School

On September 16, 2011, we will be part of the White Night of Romanian Film, an all-night movie marathon organized in five cities in Romania. Our School will be screened at 9 pm in courtyard of the oldest historical building in Bucharest. This will be our first screening in Bucharest. We won't be there for this particular occasion, but it's thrilling to know that so many of our supporters and patient audience members in Bucharest will finally get to see the film.