Besides the posts on this blog, I also write special donor updates for those individuals who support the film financially (mainly friends and family). In the second update I mentioned we applied to be able to present the project at two events this fall, one in Sheffield and one in Amsterdam – the Forum, during the International Documentary Festival Amsterdam (IDFA) the Cannes of the documentary world. And I mentioned that I expected to get into Sheffield, but not into the Forum.
Well, as ever, the unexpected happened. We didn’t get into Sheffield but we did get into the VERY important Forum in Amsterdam. All major broadcasters who have anything to do with documentaries will be there, and being chosen is a true recognition. Hundreds of projects compete to be able to pitch, and I am elated for the opportunity.
It’s from 23-25 November. I’ll keep you posted.