This is a time we need to focus on our community, our city, and our country…
This is the time for Mexico to focus on the hundreds of dead and thousands displaced…
This is the time to focus on our team and their family members…
This is not a time to celebrate cinematic achievements.
Thus I am officially notifying everyone, that this eight edition of Oaxaca FilmFest is being postponed indefinitely.
We are currently working toward defining new dates and a completely different version of the festival.
We will announce those dates and the specifics of that event tentatively next Wednesday October 4.
This year’s Amsterdam Lift-Off Festival will be held at LAB 111, Arie Biemondstraat 111, 1054 PD, Amsterdam, Netherlands. Note to Marten and Koos: The event should provide a nice homecoming for you as you wrap up the tour, a chance to reunite with your former bandmates Braam and Arian, and an opportunity to show Ginny and Viv some of your old stomping grounds back in those glory days when Marten played guitar for Pearl Sham and Koos the bass for Neppenwolf. I know I can trust you two to comport yourselves with dignity and to steer well clear of De Wallen. Right, Koos?
The Moondance International Film Festival recently selected Secondhand Saints as a finalist in its 2017 feature screenplay competition. Written in the style of a triptych, Secondhand Saints uses the setting of thrift store to tell three stories of faith and redemption.
Based in Boulder, Moondance is one of the premier festivals in the world and has been described as “The American Cannes.” Its mission is “to honor filmmakers, writers, and composers who actively increase awareness, provide multiple viewpoints, and address complex social issues.”
Link to Moondance: http://moondancefilmfestival.com/2017-selections/
The Oaxaca Film Festival announced today that Ginny Has a Grunge Band is an Official Selection in its 2017 Global Script Challenge. This year the festival received over 7000 entries.
Note to Ginny: We are coming to the end of the road soon, I promise. It has been nearly ten months since your world tour began in Bucharest, with stops in Berlin, Paris, Brisbane, and Santo Domingo. Not to mention honors received in St. Paul, Los Angeles, Washington D.C., Cincinnati, Las Vegas, New York, and Little River (SC). Thank you, my bold and fiery friend.
Churchill is historian Alex von Tunzelmann’s first movie script, and she has done Herodotus proud.
This year’s Near Nazareth Festival will be held December 13-17 in Afula, Israel. Near Nazareth is a three-year-old festival with the worthy goal of “strengthen[ing] mutual understanding and friendship between the peoples of the world.” It accepts work from all cultures in all languages.
Selah Selam is a new screenplay that tells the story of Selah Voss, a young Rasta Christian woman who is attacked while praying near a Donald Trump rally.