Official Selection at 7th New Orleans International Children's Film Festival for 'A Film By Abigail'
"Now in its seventh year, the New Orleans International Children's Film Festival is designed to enrich local audiences—of all ages... and spotlight some of the best in youth-appropriate contemporary cinema. The Children's Film Festival will include film screenings in the third floor auditorium of the library’s Main Branch, film-related workshops... All screenings are FREE and open to the public."
On March 6th and 7th the New Orleans Film Society will host the 7th New Orleans International Children's Film Festival at the New Orleans Public Library. My short documentary A Film By Abigail will screen in the morning of the 7th as the Closing Film of the 'Seven-Up Cinema #2' programme, consisting of two American and also Hungarian and Canadian films. Sifting through the different blocks of fiction, documentary and animation on the site I saw that I'm in truly varied company with the "international" flavour of the event not a gimmick. By my count there's work from Denmark, Spain, France, Czech Republic, Italy, Taiwan, New Zealand, Russia, Israel, Germany, Switzerland and the Netherlands! It's a real honour and pretty cool that A Film By Abigail is the sole film representing the UK too!
It's crazy to think of all the countries, events and institutions A Film By Abigail has screened at these past three years. With the most recent in London at the Trispace Gallery. New Orleans is currently the last theatrical showing it has. The journey for the film has been continuing steadily since the 2012 world premiere as the opening film of a "short film showcase" at BAFTA London. The first taste of a festival was at the Sleepwalkers Student & Short Film Festival (Tallinn, Estonia) in which it was one of fourteen films touted as the best work from film schools around the world. It has been an opening film three times, award nominated in France, screened throughout 2013 in a New York City school for their damn art curriculum (!) and shown at prestigious venues (I'd of never dreamt of!) such as San Diego Comic-Con 2014, ICA (for London Short Film Festival 2014) and the LA County Museum of Art (Los Angeles). Visit the film's page for a full rundown of achievements and details.
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Internationally selected, screened and award nominated director of dance, fiction and documentary at London Short Film Festival (ICA,) LACMA, Zealous X (Oxo Tower Wharf) and San Diego Comic-Con. As well the cities of Toronto, Cape Town, New Orleans, Dublin, New York and St Petersburg.