A lot’s happened since our last newsletter in November — to say nothing of the fact that it’s time for our annual call to gear up for this year’s 48 Hour Film Project!
I’ll start with the latter first, since that’ll be fairly straightforward: If you’re interested in joining the Tohubohu team for this year’s weekend filmmaking extravaganza (dates still TBD), let me know sooner rather than later! Be advised that since the nation apparently didn’t heed the cautionary tale of “The Greater Evil” — and reality seems to be nearing that film’s dire conclusion more with each passing day — it’s a near-certainty that whatever we produce will have substantial political overtones…
All right, with that call to action out of the way, let’s talk about the festival appearances our films have had since last we spoke:
- “The Greater Evil” went international once again, screening at the KRAF International Short Film Festival in Rijeka, Croatia, as well as the Chhatrapati Shivaji International Film Festival in Maharashtra, India.
- Keeping with the international theme, the very American film “Codependence Day” screened at the 14th International Short & Independent Film Festival in Dhaka, Bangladesh.
- And rounding the month out, “Please Forward” screened at the 2016 Weihnachtsfilmfestival in Berlin, Germany.
- “Winston” screened at the monthly edition of the Miami Independent Film Festival (our lone domestic screening this month).
- “Tex: Wisdom of the Old West” screened at Queen City Shorts in Regina, Saskatchewan.
- “Please Forward” screened at the 2017 CortoKino Event in Mumbai, India.
- “Liability” (complete with Spanish subtitles) screened at the Paura Festival Internacional de Cine de Terror in Valencia, Spain.
- Our eight-film showcase for the Central Michigan International Film Festival — featuring “All Roads Lead Away,” “The Greater Evil,” “Number One With a Bullet,” “Please Forward,” “Remorseless,” “Touched by a Lawyer,” “Uke & Trust Me,” and “Winston” — was a big success. I hosted a special Q&A session for members of the Central Michigan University Film Society. Definitely worth the trip (and the weather wasn’t nearly as bad as I’d feared)!
- “Winston” screened with the March 2017 edition of the Motion for Pictures Screening Series in Cary, North Carolina.
- Just this past weekend, “The Greater Evil” screened at the Juggernaut Sci-Fi & Fantasy Short Film Festival in Chicago.
And we have still more to come in the weeks ahead (so be sure to let me know ASAP if anyone’s interested in representing us at these events)!
- This coming weekend, “Tex: Wisdom of the Old West” will screen at the Iconaclash Cinema Review in Annapolis, Maryland.
- At the end of March/beginning of April, “Winston” will screen at the Maryland International Film Festival in Hagerstown, Maryland — our third appearance there, after “Green House” in 2011 and “The Lake” in 2013.
- Speaking of “Green House,” our little environmental outing will be screening in April at both the i.P.A.S. (Independent Political Activism Short) Film Festival in Athens, Greece, and the Red Shed Film Festival in Rockport, Massachusetts.
- In July, both “Codependence Day” and “Remorseless” will screen at the 300 Seconds Short Film Festival in Toronto, Ontario.
And… drumroll, please… a massive slate of Tohubohu Films will be screening at not one, not two, but three comic convention festivals this year: The Indiana Comic Con Film Festival in April, the Tampa Bay Comic Con Film Festival in July, and the San Francisco Comic Con Film Festival in September!
In all, fourteen Tohubohu films will be showcased at each festival: “All Roads Lead Away,” “Please Forward,” “Uncertainty Principle,” “Liability,” “Number One With a Bullet,” “Green House,” “Touched by a Lawyer,” “Remorseless,” “The Writer’s Dilemma,” “Uke & Trust Me,” “Codependence Day,” “Tex: Wisdom of the Old West,” “The Greater Evil,” and “Winston.”
Moreover, four of those films have already been nominated for awards at their respective festivals:
- “Green House” for Best Comedy (Indiana Comic Con)
- “Tex: Wisdom of the Old West” for Best Performance (Indiana Comic Con)
- “The Greater Evil” for Most Shocking (Indiana Comic Con)
- “The Writer’s Dilemma” for Best Narrative (San Francisco Comic Con)
All in all, a fantastic close to 2016, and a promising start to 2017! (On a side note, I’m realizing that I have got to start sending these out more frequently, given the sheer amount of news that they cover as it stands!)