After the Antenna screening, we quickly rolled into a November festival selection and screening in the Sandfly Film Festival (http://www.sandflyfilmfestival.com/). Our producer, Pete Ireland, attended the Sandfly Festival gala night in Jervis Bay and can testify to the wonderful audience reaction to the film.
The film also had its first international selection in November, as one of 5 finalists in the Holebi Gay and Lesbian Film Festival in Belgium (http://www.holebifilmfestival.be/short/). Unfortunately, we could not attend, nor did we win the major prize, however the festival Director, Maarten, sent us an email saying: 'I think the film was received well by our audience, and many were touched by the honest testimonials.' Hopefully this is just the start of the film's international journey.
Since then, we have received word that the film has been selected for the 23rd Melbourne Queer Film Festival (http://www.mqff.com.au) in March. This is really terrific news because MQFF is the largest queer film festival in the Southern Hemisphere, as well as being the second largest film festival in Victoria. In its 23rd edition, it is also one of the oldest queer film festivals in the world. The festival is in Melbourne from 14 - 25 March, 2013. Perhaps we will see you there.
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