|World tour for Gone Curling|
|Written by NZ Curling Association|
|Wednesday, 05 December 2012 22:30|
Rachael Patching and Roland Kahurangi, producers of the acclaimed New Zealand short film Gone Curling, are keen to thank their supporters and update all on their film's successes.
"We wanted to touch base and let you know what is happening with our film Gone Curling and with what has been a very successful and worthwhile Pledgeme fundraising campaign for a great New Zealand short film."
Gone Curling received a special jury Mention at BANFF Mountain Film Festival in Canada and has been picked up by the festival for a world tour. Screening times can be found at http://www.banffcentre.ca/mountainfestival/worldtour/
If there are any people out there in the world that you think might enjoy the film then now is their chance to see it on the big screen across the globe.
The film also received a ‘Special Mention’ from the jury at Banff!
"Gone Curling, awarded a Special Mention, was quirky, unexpected… and a heartfelt homage to a sport from times gone by. It also featured the best hats of any film we saw!"
It was also nominated for a New Comers Award at Wild Screen in Bristol where Roland and I met with a number of distributors and are currently in contract negotiation to get the film on TV around the world, very exciting.
Next on the tour was the Aesthetica Short Film Festival in York where Gone Curling was nominated for a Short Film Award. This festival had a completely different atmosphere to Wild Screen, which was high-end industry intensive. Aesthetica was a very intimate festival full of talented filmmakers working in drama, music video, experimental, thriller, horror and documentary. I made so many wonderful friends that will no doubt become my closest film making partners in the future
Roland traveled back to New Zealand for work but I am currently in Amsterdam at IDFA (International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam). I was selected to attend the Film Makers Academy where I am meeting with a host of talented producers, directors and not to forget the all important Sales Agents to drum up some interest in my first feature film that is in early stages of development.
IDFA Academy is the intensive four-day training program for emerging filmmakers, producers, and film students from over 40 different countries
Our aim for attending these festivals was to try and get Gone Curling seen by a global audience but more than that it has been a chance to gain a deep insight into the documentary film making industry and above all it has been such an amazing chance to develop relationships with other film makers from the far reaches of the globe which in the case of New Zealand is everywhere! This is the final festival for what has been an intense two-month festival circuit! Frankly we are overwhelmed at how much we have learnt and the level of talent and passion that exists in filmmaking and we feel inspired to keep making fantastic films.
We would like to deeply thank you for your support and belief in our work, the opportunity from Pledgeme to realise not only our vision but also the vision of so many other New Zealanders on such a variety of projects, NHNZ and the Science Communication Department at Otago University.
If any one would like to add any comments or ask any questions please contact us via Gone Curling's blog or Facebook page.
Most importantly, if pledgers have not yet received your Pledgme reward please let us know. We don’t want anything falling through the gaps!
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