Lots to talk about! "Goldfish" won the Audience Award in the Austin Film Festival!! "Juno" won for Out-of-Competition feature and "Kabluey" won the Competition Narrative Feature. (http://www.austinfilmfestival.com). The festival was a blast! Got talk with Jason Reitman and Ed Solomon, even bumped into Oliver Stone (where I said, and this is an actual quote: "excuse me.") And even more importantly, they let you drink beer in the movies in Austin!
Should of mentioned this earlier, but Goldfish has been accepted to the St. Louis International Film Festival! It's going to screen in a fantasic program along with 7 other shorts, including "Room 10" directed by Jennifer Aniston, starring Robin Wright Penn and "Lance is a Jerk" starring Rainn Wilson from "The Office." (One of my favorite shows).
From the Austin Film Festival, we were also invited to the inaugural Lone Star Film Festival. This is a festival in Fort Worth that Bill Paxton is helping launch. Looks like they have some really cool movies and panels lined up...
"Goldfish" is going to Sweden! We will be in the acclaimed Uppsala International Film Festival! As the web site says "Founded in 1982, the Uppsala International Short Film Festival has since become Sweden's premier arena for short film, having attained both national recognition of the Swedish Film Institute and genuine international renown." To learn more, go to www.shortfilmfestival.com!
An official selection of the Austin Film Festival! Can't wait - I will be in Austin for the first of two screenings here.
Austin is also accredited by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences as a qualifier for Oscar and is known for having wonderful panelists and conferences. "Goldfish" will be screening at 3:15p on Sat.