First festival successes
09.02.2016 by Charles Burns
Silhouette Secrets seems off to a flying start. We took part in two film festivals towards the end of 2015 and have applied for many more this year. The first two festivals were the Marbella International Film Festival, where we were nominated for Best Documentary, and NiFF Houston, where we won the Best Documentary Award.
I’m obviously *really* happy to have done so well at my first two Film Festivals. When booking me to cut silhouettes at your next company function you can introduce me as the presenter of the award-winning documentary Silhouette Secrets!
As part of the process of promoting the film we produced a 90-second trailer. We are using this for further festival applications, so feel free to share it:
Silhouette Secrets 90-second trailer
2015 Film Festivals
Here are some photographs from our first two festivals:
Charles Burns (presenter) Andi Reiss (director) and Ollie Richards (editor) at the Marbella International Film Festival, where Silhouette Secrets was nominated for Best Documentary.
Cindi Rose and Charles Burns pick up the Best Documentary Award at the Next International Film Festival in Houston.
Since these festivals we’ve been selected to screen at the Impact Doc Awards (an on-line festival in California.) We’ve also submitted the film to a number of other festivals, all over the world, taking place in early 2016. You can follow our progress as we journey through more festivals on our Silhouette Secrets Facebook page.
We’re currently looking for partners to help us get the film on TV, both in the UK and the USA. The plan is to screen at many more festivals and pick up another award or two (Andi thinks a dozen would be good). We can then use this level of approbation to take our award-winning documentary to busy TV executives. With any luck they’ll at least watch it! I’m learning that the world of the independent film maker is nothing if not a hazardous one. We seem to be walking a kind of financial tightrope.
Blu-ray sales and pay-per-view screenings will go live later this year [watch this space]
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