When we sent our last message, we had no idea just how much activity we’d be seeing in the months to come — especially since we knew we likely wouldn’t be producing any new content. But wow, there’s been a lot happening.
Back in July, we had indicated a few festivals we anticipated showing at, but the list really ballooned from there. (Though we were disappointed that the shorts portion of the Minutnik International Film and Beer Festival in Šentjernej, Slovenia, was canceled. Not that we planned to attend, but it really sounded like fun. Because beer.)
So let’s catch up with some highlights from just since the last newsletter — put your collective seat belts on…
- Both “The Greater Evil” and “Tex: Wisdom of the Old West” screened at the Clifton Film Fest in Lorton, Virginia — and “Tex” came away with a Best Editing award!
- “The Greater Evil” won a Silver Award at the Eureka Springs Human Rights Festival!
- “The Greater Evil” also screened at the inaugural GenreBlast Film Festival in Culpeper, Virginia — earning a Best Virginia/Tennessee Film trophy!
- Additional screenings for “The Greater Evil” included the H.P. Lovecraft Film Festival in Providence, Rhode Island, and the Norwich Radical Film Festival in Norwich, UK.
- Both “The Greater Evil” and “Tex: Wisdom of the Old West” screened at the Skyline Indie Film Fest in Winchester, Virginia.
- Writer/director Bill Coughlan sat down with Wendy Mann on WERA 96.7 FM’s Story Hour Radio program to discuss storytelling in film (and you can listen to that interview here).
- “Tex: Wisdom of the Old West” garnered an Award of Recognition in the monthly Best Shorts Competition, as well as screening at the Miami Independent Film Festival and the Western-themed Wild Bunch Film Festival in Tishomingo, Oklahoma.
- “The Greater Evil” screened at the H.P. Lovecraft Film Festival in Portland, Oregon, and both it and “Tex: Wisdom of the Old West” showed at the Reel Independent Film Extravaganza in Washington, DC.
- “The Greater Evil” was nominated for Best Narrative Short at the 2016 IndieCapitol Awards.
- “Winston” made a trip down to Brownsville, Texas, for the Brownsville International Film Festival, “Codependence Day” crossed the pond to screen at the London Monthly Film Festival, and “The Greater Evil” went down under for the Wollongong Film Festival in Wollongong, NSW, Australia.
- Though it didn’t screen, “The Greater Evil” was recognized with a Commendation from the Red Ditch Halloween Film Festival in Redditch, UK.
- The First Rule of Film Club Presents Indie Showcase in Widnes, UK, highlighted threeTohubohu films: “Tex: Wisdom of the Old West,” “The Greater Evil,” and the long-overlooked “Number One With a Bullet.”
- Just this past Friday, “Winston” took home the Levin Grand Prize at the Wheaton Film Festival in Wheaton, Maryland!
- And the very next evening, “The Greater Evil” won Bronze Awards for Director of Photography and Independent Short and a Silver Award for Directing, Fiction, while “Winston” took a Silver Award for Independent Short at the 2016 TIVA Peer Awards!
But we’re hardly done yet — there’s a lot more coming up in the near future:
- This coming weekend, “The Greater Evil” will be screening at the Big Fandom Film Festival in Greenville, South Carolina.
- In December, three films will be making international appearances, as “The Greater Evil” screens at the KRAF International Short Film Festival in Rijeka, Croatia, “Codependence Day” at the 14th International Short & Independent Film Festival in Dhaka, Bangladesh, and “Please Forward” with other holiday-themed films at the 2016 Weihnachtsfilmfestival in Berlin, Germany.
- And in February — drumroll, please — the Central Michigan International Film Festival will be hosting a special screening dedicated to showing not one, not two, but eightTohubohu Films: “All Roads Lead Away,” “The Greater Evil,” “Number One With a Bullet,” “Please Forward,” “Remorseless,” “Touched by a Lawyer,” “Uke & Trust Me,” and “Winston.” (February in Michigan might be a little less temperate than we’re used to here in the DMV, but I think that’s one trip worth taking!)
Whew! A lot to digest there — and I’m sure I’m probably still missing a few things. Thanks for taking the time to get through it all! As always, stay tuned to our social media profiles to get the latest new, and we’ll keep you all updated with the latest developments!