Just when we thought, the film would have reached the end of its film festivals tour, here comes the inaugural Amberg Horror Fest with another chance to show The New Life to German audiences. This festival is shaping up to be a very exciting event full of horror features, shorts and other genre specific attractions too. The festival's aim is to showcase the best of all that is genre, including slasher, thriller, experimental and much, much more! Check their website for more details.
The Amberg Horror Fest will be running from October 28th to November 2nd at the Amberger Kinos, Amberg. The New Life will screen on November 2nd at 11pm.
Our previous short film Twitch had its festival premiere at the very first edition of MUFF in the year 2000. Now in its ninth year, the event has grown and matured enormously, and it looks like it will host the last festival screening of The New Life, after exactly two years of the film doing the rounds across the world. MUFF's program spans for ten days and it looks very promising, including local and international premieres of truly independent films with a skew towards genre.
The screening of The New Life will take place on Friday 17th October at 7pm at the Noise Bar, 291 Albert Street, Brunswick.
UNDER A BLUE MOON
The New Life has received a last minute invitation to screen at the Cabaret show of Under The Blue Moon, Australia's festival of all things darkly beautiful.
Blue Moon Cabaret promises to tantalise you. The Vanguard Newtown will host a night of cutting edge cabaret arts. Main attractions include vaudelesque, charmed snake burlesque, and Victorian parlour magic; all hosted by a surprise Master of Ceremony. And of course, a line up of selected horror films will also be part of the soiree, and we think it's a fantastic context for The New Life, in particular for Kaja's Succubus character.
Under The Blue Moon takes place at different venues from September 27th to October 6th. Blue Moon Cabaret is on Thursday 2nd October at The Vanguard, 42 King Street, Newtown. Doors open at 7pm, show begins at 8:30pm.
The New Life will be shown as part of the monthly screenings of Caught Short at the Tap Gallery in Sydney.
The October program promises a selection of dark and twisty films guaranteed to have you squirming and averting people’s gazes. Caught Short screens films of any style, on any subject and from any corner of the globe. Providing an inclusive and relaxed, non-competitive screening space, Caught Short is committed to giving audiences a variety of screen adventures while creating a dialogue between audiences and filmmakers. It is great to have another opportunity to screen The New Life in Sydney.
This event will take place on Thursday 2nd October at 8pm at the Tap Gallery, 278 Palmer Street, Darlinghurst. Tickets will be sold at the door.
Since its inception in 2002, the IFCT has held past festival events in 13 cities around the world, and it has overseen over 700 premieres including animations, features, docs, shorts and experimental film. As a non-profit company, the IFCT's goal is to find the best undiscovered and overlooked projects and screen them to general audiences as well as industry professionals. This year marks the festival's 7th anniversary tour with 19 festival events in ten different cities in six countries. The program varies for each city.
The Seattle screenings of the Int'l Fest Of Cinema & Technology will take place on 5th & 6th July 2008 at Northwest Film Forum. The New Life will screen on Sunday 6th July at 6pm.
The New Life will have its Greek debut at SFF Rated, the Sci-fi and Fantasy Short Film Festival in Athens.
SFF Rated started out as a retrospective of Greek Sci-Fi & Fantasy shorts, but it quickly evolved into an International Short Film Festival. The 2007 event was a big success, so they decided to go truly global this year - with a cash prize too. In addition to the 38 shorts in competition, they will also show six feature films. According to the organisers, this year's selection is the most inspired and challenging in the festival's history.
SFF Rated will take place from 10th to 13th April 2008 at the Mikrokosmos Cinema of Athens. The New Life will screen on Sunday 13th April at 7:30pm.
A NIGHT OF HORROR Q & A
The new edition of A Night Of Horror begins this week and starts with a special screening of The New Life, followed by a Q & A session with directors Daniel Giambruno, Dalibor Backovic and Shane K., whose award-winning shorts will also be screened.
As billed by the festival's organisers, this is a chance to see three accomplished Australian genre directors, whose award winning films have screened at dozens of festivals around the world, play their blood-drenched shorts and answer your questions about horror filmmaking. It is very likely that actress Kaja Trøa, who won the Scream Queen Award last year, and actor Salvatore Coco will attend the screening too.
How to Make an Award Winning Short Horror Film, Special pre-festival screening! Wednesday 2nd April at 7:30pm only at the Mu-Meson Archives! Cnr. of Parramatta Rd and Trafalgar St, Annandale. Tickets available at the door for $10 each.
The New Life has been invited to compete at Fantasporto, the Oporto International Film Festival in Portugal.
This is a great honour for us, since we didn't even submit the film but it was requested by the festival's director who happened to see it last year. It is also an honour because of the magnitude of this event, one of the biggest genre film festivals in the world. This year Fantasporto will receive the Coen Brothers, Stephen King, Frank Darabont and actor Max Von Sydow, who'll receive an award to his career. Among the shorts selected, there are works by the likes of Lars Van Trier, which is a clear indication of the high level of the program. The New Life seems to be the only Australian film in the entire line-up.
Fantasporto will take place from February 25th to March 9th. The New Life screens on Sunday 2nd March at 5:30pm at the Pequeno Auditório do Teatro Rivoli.
This is an excellent opportunity to show The New Life in its home country after the long round of festivals in which the film has participated overseas. This event's aim is to help filmmakers get their films seen. The organisers strive to show as many quality films as they can, to as many people as possible. The festival features many different categories including narrative shorts, docos and animations.
The Victoria Independent Film Festival will take place from November 22nd to 29th at The Glitch, 318 St.Georges Road, North Fitzroy. The New Life will show on Saturday 24th at 6pm.
During its fifteen years of existence, this festival has become one of Latin America's most important. Short films have conquered their own cultural space in Chile and they are actually booming as a form which has even made its incursion in cinemas and TV channels. This wouldn't be the case if the Santiago Short Film Festival wasn't there. Throughout the years, they have played more than 2500 shorts, and brought home the best exponents from around the world to the thousands of viewers who attend the event every year.
This is the only film festival dedicated to show shorts from both sides of the Tasman. It is a great opportunity for local filmmakers as the festival tours around New Zealand's four major cities: Auckland, Dunedin, Christchurch and Wellington. This will be the New Zealand's premiere of The New Life, and ironically, that will give the film a bigger exposure over there than what it has had in Australia. Director Daniel Giambruno is likely to attend one of the last screenings of the festival.
Show Me Shorts Film Festival will take place from November 8th to December 1st 2007. The New Life will screen as part of the block entitled I See Dead People.
Since its first event, the Filmstock International Film Festival has seen many changes. However, the devotion to independent shorts, features and documentaries remains, along with the idea that the filmmaker should be welcomed with open arms but treated no differently to the audience or festival team. Daniel Giambruno's previous short Twitch was screened here in 2001 when the event was barely one year old. Daniel will be able to attend the upcoming edition to present The New Life in person and finally get to meet the festival's organisers.
Filmstock will take place November 1st thru November 11th 2007 at The Hat Factory in Luton, UK. The New Life will screen on November 4th at 2pm with an encore screening at 4:10pm.
BUENOS AIRES ROJO SANGRE
The New Life has been selected to screen at 8th edition of Buenos Aires Rojo Sangre, South America's biggest horror film festival that takes place in the Argentinean capital.
Red Blood Buenos Aires is the only festival specialised in fantasy, horror and bizarre films in Argentina. It was founded as a natural response to the increasing interest from filmmakers and audiences for these genres, and also due to the absence of other outlets for such films in the commercial exhibition circuit. The New Life will have its Argentinan premiere here and will be competing for the audience award.
Buenos Aires Rojo Sangre will take place November 1st thru November 7th at the Complejo Tita Merello, Suipacha 442, Capital Federal. The New Life will screen on November 1st at 6pm.
This is an international fantasy and horror festival that screens features and short films but it also offers exhibitions about the horror genre by cutting edge Italian artists. In the past, the festival has received well known cult directors like Dario Argento among others. This year, apart from the many cinematic attractions on offer, there will be a guided tour of esoteric Turin, often considered Italy's magic city.
The ToHorror Film Festival kicks off on October 31st and ends on November 3rd. The New Life screens on the opening night at Cafe Liber at 8:30pm.
DUKE MITCHELL FILM CLUB
The New Life will screen at the Halloween Special of the Duke Mitchell Film Club in London, where they will be showing the Australian line-up of A Night Of Horror.
This event has been described as a free cult film night in the heart of Kings Cross. The Duke's invitation reads: "Come and join us on the eve of Halloween for a night of short horror films. We've scoured the four corners of the world to bring you the most terrirfying short films ever made. Dare you enter our basement of screams?"
The Halloween Special will take place on October 30th from 7pm at The Cross Kings, 126 York Way, London. The nearest tube is Kings Cross.
The Horrorfest is the only festival of its kind in Southern Africa offering fans the rare chance to catch a great selection on the big screen, from older classics and fan favourites to brand new independent features you won't see in theatres, or even at your local video store.
The Short Film competition consists of both a Foreign- and South African-made category. Apart from the films, there are other attractions, such as live bands and a Halloween dress-up competition.
The South African Horrorfest goes from October 25th to November 1st. The New Life will screen on Saturday 27th October at 6:15pm at the Labia Threatre.
IT CAME FROM LAKE MICHIGAN!
Once again thanks to the people of A Night Of Horror, The New Life will screen overseas. This time will be at It Came From Lake Michigan!, a genre film festival in Milwaukee, U.S.A.
It Came From Lake Michigan! will be showing the Australian line-up of A Night Of Horror. This is a great chance for us to show off our own Scream Queen Kaja in the land of Scream Queens, as you can see reflected on their poster. The festival boasts a large variety of film screenings and premieres, special guests, musical performances, classes and filmmaking workshops, a gala party, and a large vendor room, allowing filmmakers and fans to mix and mingle in a casual and fun environment.
I.C.F.M. will take place from October 26th to 28th 2007 at the Wisconsin State Fair Park, just minutes from Milwaukee. Details of the screening of The New Life will be published here as soon as they become available.
LA BOCA DEL LOBO
The New Life has been selected to compete at the 10th edition of La Boca Del Lobo, a film festival in Madrid, Spain.
This is the second time that one of Daniel Giambruno's films screens at such festival. The event features many different sections including one devoted to erotic shorts. After it kicks off in Madrid, it continues screening throughout the year around the world. Future destinations include Toledo, Lisbon, Puerto Rico, Salamanca, Lanzerote, Oviedo and Melbourne!
La Boca Del Lobo takes place from October 18th to 27th 2007 and the address is Echegaray 11, Madrid (Metro Station: Sevilla). The New Life screens on Wednesday 24th at 9pm.
This is a gigantic event with some sections online and others at cinemas with screenings taking place for ten consecutive days in October. However, the award ceremony happens on Monday 3rd December. The festival is open to everyone, whether emerging or established filmmakers, and it features categories for both, including prizes for Italian directors living abroad. The New Life will be competing in this category.
The Rome International Short Film Fest will take place from October 18th to 27th 2007 at the Cinema Teatro della Forma, at Morgana - Spazio Polivalente, and on the Internet. The New Life screens on Wednesday 24th October at 7pm.
The New Life has been selected to screen at Electric Shorts, a short film competition which is part of the Melbourne Fringe Festival.
This event features a programme of films which display different styles and cover a range of themes, created by twelve filmmakers from diverse backgrounds. However, all the participating films have been made without the assistance of government funding bodies or film studios. This a festival for the truly independents, where at the end of the show there will be time for audience members and filmmakers to mingle.
Electric Shorts will take place on October 10th from 7:30pm at Loop, 23 Meyers Place, Melbourne. Entry is free.
SITGES FILM FESTIVAL
Thanks to the Crypts, the people behind the Cryptshow Festival, The New Life will screen out of competition at the 40th edition of the Sitges Film Festival in Catalunya, Spain.
The winning shorts of the Cryptshow Festival will be part of the Brigadoon section, which is an area often dedicated to original and radical works of the fantasy and horror genres projected on DVD. The Sitges Film Festival is one of the most prestigious fantasy film festivals in the world and a great place for any film to be shown.
The festival takes place from October 4th to 14th and The New Life screens on October 5th at 6pm at the Brigadoon Area, Sitges Seafront, Catalunya, Spain.
GREAT LAKES FILM FESTIVAL
The New Life has been selected to compete at the horror section of the Great Lakes Film Festival in Pennsylvania, United States.
The Great Lakes Film Festival is dedicated to showcasing independent films in the digital medium. From the feature narrative genre to documentary to animation; experimental; horror; Spiritual; “film", the Great Lakes Independent Film Festival celebrates the film arts in dynamic transition. As emerging technologies continue to redefine the form, filmmakers from the Great Lakes, across the country and around the world express the common and the diverse through the age-old tradition: The art of the story.
The 2007 G.L.F.F. will take place September 26th thru September 30th 2007 at The Roadhouse Theatre for Contemporary Art in Erie, Pennsylvania. The New Life will screen as part of Midnight Madness Horror section on Friday 28th from 11:45pm.
Through screenings and associated events, this festival aims to present a wide spectrum of filmmaking - feature films, documentaries, animation, short films and so on. It brings audiences and filmmakers together to better enjoy the art and fun of filmmaking. The festival will offer attendees quality films expanding their knowledge of cinema and enhancing their appreciation of the filmmaking process. Film professionals and the interested public will have the opportunity to gain industry knowledge through interaction within a festival environment. This is an event about the filmmakers’ opportunity to entertain and move their audience.
It takes place from 14th to 16th September. The New Life will screen on Friday 14th September at 8:30pm in the Arcada Theatre, St. Charles, Illinois.
The notification e-mail read: "Reviewing the many films submitted we found your short represents the caliber of work we want to participate in our Festival. We here at LA Shorts Fest pride ourselves on being the largest short film festival in the world. In past years, 25 participating films have earned Academy Award nominations, with 8 filmmakers actually taking home the Oscar. We are honored
to be including your film in our Festival this year, we wish you good luck and look forward to meeting you." It is an honour to be part of this event and a great (and rare) chance for American film fans to watch The New Life.
The New Life will play at the Weekend de la Peur in Lac de St Cassien, Montauroux, France.
This out-of-competition screening is possible thanks to the fact that this festival will be showing the winning Australian line-up of A Night Of Horror, where Kaja won the Scream Queen Award. It is an excellent opportunity for people to see The New Life in France, a country where festivals seem reluctant to show English speaking horror/fantasy films, particularly if they are as atmospheric as The New Life since these festivals seem to be polarised between those which will reject anything supernatural, and those which will only embrace the goriest horror films. So this is a great chance to screen our film in France and we're very thankful for it.
Weekend de la Peur takes place from 23rd to 26th August. The New Life, and the rest of the Australian line-up, will screen on Friday 24th at 9am at the Salle de Cinéma "Maison pour Tous" in Lac de St Cassien, Montauroux, France.
This is an event that aims to promote the fantastic and horror genres in all their possible artistic expressions. Cinema, illustrations, graphic novels, music... all will be together in the same place for the first edition of Cryptshow, which will close with a Zombie party! This festival is shaping up as a great event for horror fans who can't wait for the Sitges Film Festival in October and want to be part of the vibrant atmosphere of a brand new event with maybe less wellknown names but with a similar spirit to the one that triggered the now world's biggest fantasy and horror festival forty years ago.
The Cryptshow Festival will take place from 12th to 14th July 2007 in "Café Suau", 32 Josep Royo Street, Sant Adrià del Besòs, Catalunya, Spain. The New Life is scheduled to screen (with Spanish subtitles) on July 13th at 7:30pm.
Organised by Photo Network, the Lowveld International Film Festival screens during InniBos - the annual Lowveld National Arts Festival held towards the end of June of each year. The 2006 InniBos Arts Festival was attended by 60,000 visitors. The Festival serves as a platform for International, South African and Afrikaans-speaking filmmakers to showcase their experimental, fiction or artistic video work, to audiences who celebrate the visual and performing arts. A further purpose is to draw filmmakers' attention to the scenic beauty and splendid wildlife on offer by the South African province of Mpumalanga, of which Nelspruit is the capital city.
The festival runs from June 26th to July 5th. The New Life is to screen nightly (excl. Monday) during the 8:15pm session at the Casterbridge Cinema, White River, Nelspruit.
In its fifth year, the Irpen Film Festival is an event for movie lovers that focuses on the artistic value of films rather than on the commercial aspect of these. As a matter of fact, the festival was created as a showcase for non-commercial films and it has gradually embraced the works by independent filmmakers from around the world. As this is very much the spirit in which The New Life was made, we are very happy for it to take part of this event, that will also mark the film's Ukrainian premiere. 32 films from 13 different countries will compete in the three typical categories, animation, experimental and fiction.
The 5th Irpen Film Festival will take place on 23rd and 24th June 2007 in Irpen, Ukraine. Details of the screening of The New Life will be published here when they become available.
Hosted by the £60 million National Media Museum, where The New Life already screened as part of the Bradford Film Festival, the Fantastic Films Weekend is one of the UK's fastest growing events of science fiction, horror and fantasy. This will be its sixth edition and apart from the screening of horror classics like Suspiria and Countess Dracula and cult TV shows like the BBC's Ghost Stories For Christmas, the festival will receive celebrities such as novelist Brian Aldiss, author of Frankestein Unbound and A.I. - Artificial Intelligence.
The 6th Fantastic Films Weekend will take place between 15th and 17th June 2007 at the National Media Museum in Bradford, England. The New Life screens as part of the shorts program scheduled for Sunday 17th June at 1:45pm at the The Cubby Broccoli Cinema.
A NIGHT OF HORROR IN PERTH
People at the other end of the country will have a chance of seeing The New Life because a selection of A Night Of Horror will be screened in Perth.
A Night Of Horror is the very cool Sydney-based horror festival where The New Life had its Australian premiere and where actress Kaja Trøa won the Scream Queen Award sponsored by People Magazine. Now eleven of the festival's best films will be part of this first leg of a tour which will keep travelling overseas later on. Apart from The New Life, highlights include Happy Birthday 2 You, Night Of The Hell Hamsters and Criticized among other great and scary shorts
This selection of films will screen at 8pm on Thursday 14th June at the Blue Room (Perth Cultural Centre), 53 James Street, Northbridge, Western Australia. Bookings and info available through www.pacs.org.au
The Swansea Bay Film Festival is for filmmakers, video artists and those working with the 'moving image' from around the world. This is a festival that honours the individual voice. Its mission is to provide a worldwide public forum for independent and experimental film makers and to offer educational outreach. Created as an alternative to commercial cinema and mainstream film festivals, this 10 day long festival aims to be enlightening as well as entertaining. It screens films of all lengths and genres; from features to shorts whether fiction, documentary, animation or experimental.
Swansea Bay Film Festival will take place between 1st and 10th June 2007 in Swansea, Wales, United Kingdom. The New Life will screen on Friday June 1st at the Ibis Hotel Swansea 535. Screenings begin at 9:30am.
SALENTO FEAR FEST
The New Life has been selected to screen at the international horror film festival Salento Fear Fest, in Santa Maria di Leuca, Salento, Italy.
This the inaugural edition of the festival and we are very proud to be part of it. Salento Fear Fest has been planned as a celebration of Horror, Thriller and Sci-Fi films. It is the only film festival in Southern Italy dedicated to giving Horror filmmakers the recognition they deserve. Apart from the features and shorts in competition, there will be other sections like a photographic exhibition by Franco Vitale dedicated to the career of Dario Argento, who by the way, will be receiving an award for his lifetime achievement in the Horror and Thriller genres.
Salento Fear Fest takes place from 24th to 30th May. The New Life will screen twice. Firstly as part of "Friday of Fear" on May 25th from Midnight to 6am, and then as part of the shorts Program 1 on Saturday May 26th from 5pm.
ÅRHUS FESTIVAL OF INDEPENDENT ARTS
The New Life has been selected to screen at the international film competition of the Århus Festival Of Independent Arts, that takes place at the end of April in Denmark.
This is an international festival for independent filmmakers and video artists, focusing on artworks that appreciate the artistic value more than the commercial aspects. A welcoming place for a radically minded new generation of filmmakers, for freedom of expression, alternative vision and inspiration, for small stories in a big form, all kinds of unusual content, and everything that focuses attention artistically. We are very happy to see The New Life participating at a festival with such a great philosophy.
Århus Festival Of Independent Arts will take place between 25th and 30th April 2007 in Århus, Denmark. The New Life will be shown in the Little Devils program on Saturday 28th April at 11pm and on Monday 30th April at 7pm.
WorldFest nominates only the four top entries of each category and gives Platinum, Gold, Silver and Bronze awards; hence The New Life has already won one of these. We still don't know which one but we'll have the answer very soon. With more than 4,500 entries in the 40th Annual WorldFest, including over 500 features and 1,500 shorts; to be selected for an award is therefore a very significant honour... from the festival that discovered Spielberg, Lucas and Lynch.
WorldFest Independent Film Festival will take place on April 20th to 29th. The Gala Remi Awards Dinner is scheduled for Saturday 28th April. More details will be published soon.
WEEKEND OF FEAR
The New Life has been invited to screen at Weekend Of Fear, the International Festival for Horror, Thriller, Science Fiction and Dark Films that takes place in Erlangen, Germany. This is a 17th century town in the middle of Northern Bavaria, 15 km away from Nuremberg.
2007 is the official 11th anniversary of WOF, but it started earlier, around 17 years ago. The makers of HOWL Magazine thought that something had to be done to give horror a chance in the German film festival landscape. WOF has become a “cult” festival but it's still an independent “show”, working without any financial support from the German government, but as its organisers say: "It's bad to have less money to organize, but it gives us free hand to do what we want". Around 400 to 700 people party out throughout three nights with the WOF team.
Weekend Of Fear will take place between 27th and 29th April 2007 in Erlangen, Germany. The New Life will screen at midnight together with the thriller Bad Reputation on Saturday 28th April.
Cellu l’art will be showing Australian films in its eighth edition. This is the first time a non-European country has been chosen for the festival's special panorama. Cellu l’art intends to offer a wide variety of features and shorts across all genres. One goal of this festival is to provide a platform in Germany as well as in Europe for emerging Australian filmmakers to present their work. We are delighted to have been chosen to represent Australia in Jena, home to poet Friedrich Schiller and optical engineer Carl Zeiss.
Cellu l’art takes place from the 20th to the 22nd April 2007. The New Life screens as part of Block 1, on Saturday 21st at 6:45pm.
NEWTOWN FLICKS FESTIVAL
Only one week after its premiere at A Night Of Horror in Paddington, The New Life will move to another Sydney suburb to compete at the Newtown Flicks Festival, that takes place from Friday 30th March and Sunday 1st April.
The Newtown Flicks Festival is an annual event dedicated to short films and aimed at encouraging aspiring filmmakers to take part in the industry. It offers many opportunities to network and gain advice from people with the know-how on all aspects of filmmaking including equipment, software and technological developments to directing, writing and producing. It is also a wonderful opportunity to keep showing The New Life in Sydney.
The New Life will be showing as part of a block of horror and sci-fi films on Sunday 1st April at 6pm at the Newtown Theatre, Corner King and Bray Streets, Newtown South, Sydney.
URUGUAY INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
The South American premiere of the The New Life will take place at the 25th edition of the Uruguay International Film Festival, that takes place in Montevideo between March 24th and April 8th.
Organized by Cinemateca Uruguaya, this is one of the oldest and most prestigious events in the continent and apart from local and international films, they also run workshops often conducted by well known figures of world cinema. It spans for 16 days across 5 cinemas where more than 100 features and 100 shorts from 43 different countries will be shown.
The New Life will screen at the Uruguay International Film Festival on Saturday 24th March at 4:30pm at Complejo Cinemateca, Sala 2, Lorenzo Carnelli 1311, Montevideo, Uruguay.
A NIGHT OF HORROR
The Australian premiere of the The New Life will take place at the inaugural international fright fest A Night Of Horror, in Sydney towards the end of March.
This is a festival for horror fans by horror fans. A genre very often neglected by the long established festivals in Australia, which is a real shame since horror and fantasy are commonly acknowledged as the genres which give filmmakers the most creative freedom. However, A Night Of Horror is shaping up to be a fantastic weekend with films from all over the world split in three sections: live action horror, animated horror and another one dedicated to short films based on the works of H.P. Lovecraft.
A Night Of Horror will take place between 23rd and 25th March 2007 at the Chauvel Cinema with the awards night across the road at the Paddington RSL. The New Life will be showing on Saturday 24th March at the Chauvel at 10pm; visit www.mca-tix.com for tickets.
Since its inception in 1995, the Bradford Film Festival has gone from strength to strength, presenting new and classic films from around the world. Alongside dozens of premieres and previews it hosts masterclasses, ‘Screentalk' interviews, the annual Crash Cinema symposium, director showcases and tributes to cinema veterans. Last year, Malcolm McDowell, the cult star of A Clockwork Orange received his first-ever UK retrospective at this festival.
The 13th Bradford International Film Festival, operated and hosted by the £60 million National Media Museum, will run from 9th to 24th March 2007. The New Life will screen on Saturday 17th March at 5:45pm together with the French feature drama A Summer Day. Venue: The Cubby Broccoli Cinema, Bradford, U.K.
VISIONARIA TOSCANA VIDEO FESTIVAL
Also with the presence of Director Daniel Giambruno, The New Life has been taking part of the international competition of shorts at Visionaria, in Siena and Piombino, Tuscany, Italy.
This festival has gradually turned almost gigantic; its 15th edition spans for a whole month with many different events, which includes the main competition but also many other sections. The twenty finalist films in competition are screened in many different venues in Siena and nearby towns. We are very happy to see The New Life shown many times in Tuscany, land of Dante Alighieri, whose work La Vita Nuova somehow sparked our film.
The New Life first screened at Visionaria at 9:00pm on Wednesday 25th October at Centro Civico La Meridiana, Siena, Italy. The Festival ends however on November 25th at 9:00pm with the Awards Ceremony at The Metropolitan Cinema, Piazza L. Cappelletti, 2, Piombino (LI), Italy.
The film obtained here its first accolade in the form of the Jury's Honourable Mention. This festival has gained great prestige and interest over the years in Italy and abroad. It has become a landmark for filmmakers, experts and the specialized Press as a significant and qualifying moment for the genuine independent national and international cinema. Its main aim is to promote the release of films by directors whose innovating, artistic language and meanings are able to express new ideas, themes and subjects. The Festival has always singled out and awarded up-and-coming directors and films that have later reached success.
With the presence of Director Daniel Giambruno, The New Life was screened at 9:00pm on Tuesday 24th October at the beautiful Teatro della Fortuna in Fano, Pesaro, Italy.
BRNO 16 - INTERNATIONAL COMPETITIVE FESTIVAL OF SHORT FICTION FILMS
The World and Eastern European premiere of The New Life took place at the 47th edition of Brno 16, the International Competitive Festival of Short Fiction Films in the Czech Republic.
This long established and prestigious event had a long tradition as a renowned international competition of amateur live-action fiction film. Later, the festival shifted significantly to provide a forum for the non-commercial live-action fiction short film and video production of amateurs, students, and independent professionals. While the festival screens works from all over the world, it gives viewers the chance to watch the best short films of Central and Eastern Europe.
With the presence of Director Daniel Giambruno, The New Life premiered as part of the professional competition at 4:30pm on Wednesday 18th October at the Bretislav Bakala Hall in Zerotínovo Square, Brno, Czech Republic.