Wednesday, January 28, 2009

A 2nd US screening of IFBRT is in the works

Read about it here. But do plan on coming to the 2/17 screening at Anthology - 'cause that's the World Premiere & it's gonna be a fantabulous event.

Saturday, January 24, 2009

IFBRT & film festivals

My current approach to film festivals (effective starting now), re: IFBRT, is:
1 - if a festival is interested in taking a look at IFBRT then they can contact me,
2 - if I think the festival will be useful for IFBRT I will send them a screener DVD,
3 - if the festival wants to program IFBRT then I will pay the submission fee, fill out the paperwork, etc. (unless the submission fee is waived, which would be good)
4 - when IFBRT screens at a fest I will promote the event through my blogs & other available means, and also will try to attend the screening if at all possible

This approach is slightly different than the typical way indie filmmakers deal with festivals. Usually it is a gamble - filmmakers pay the submission fee, fill out the paperwork, mail in a screener DVD & hope that the festival accepts the film. Since I am a DIY/self-distributing filmmaker I do not have to take that route (so far I've produced or co-produced close to 50 screenings of my movies - in Maryland, Washington, D.C., New York City, Seattle - playing the films to over 2000 audience members). And I am totally comfortable with releasing films - both at theatrical screenings & on home use formats - w/out any festival play, if need be.

However, IFBRT would be a good film to screen at festivals, if we can work out a mutually beneficial arrangement, as described at top.

- Sujewa

Monday, January 19, 2009

Kevin B. Lee will introduce the doc on 2/17 :: new poster for the event

Lee will also moderate the post-screening Q & A. More here.
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Also, pictured above is the new poster for the 2/17 premiere - UPDATED 1/21 at 1:16 AM w/ final version of the poster.
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1:52 PM 1/19 UPDATE: The Obenson Report mentions the 2/17 screening - thanks Tambay!

IFBRT's opening 9 minutes on Internet Archive

In light of the recent Kevin B. Lee situation, it is probably a good idea to have video clips hosted at several sites, so, I posted the opening 9 minutes at Internet Archive.

Friday, January 9, 2009

Blogger doc premiere mentions from around the web

Hollywood Is Talking recently mentioned the 2/17 World Premiere of Indie Film Blogger Road Trip. Thanks H.I.T!

The Chutry Experiment mentioned it recently also, thanks Chuck!

Same at One Way Community blog. Thanks Princeton!

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If the event gets mentioned at your blog or site, let me know, will link to it from here. Here's the page with all the info. on the event. Thanks!

- Sujewa

Indie Film Blogger Road Trip - Episode 1: Visiting Obenson & Harris in Brooklyn

BREAKTHROUGH WEEKEND Teaser Trailer

Good Reads (Under Construction)