I am very happy to announce our first official film festival acceptance. For those of you unfamiliar with the process, it is an honor to be an ‘official selection’ in a festival. Hundreds, and often thousands of films are submitted to festivals worldwide, and a small percentage are accepted.
It is a coincidence that one of the first festivals to take place on our list of hopefuls is in Central Florida. I think it is fitting that we will screen in our hometown, before ‘hopefully’ venturing out into the rest of the world! It will be nice to be surrounded with local support. I would like to thank CENFLO for giving us the opportunity to screen at their festival. I am certain that we will fill the theater. Apparently the largest theater holds 175 people…and in Orlando at my last movie screening I believe we sold over 300 tickets! Needless to say, we expect a full house.
For those of you who have never attended a film festival, there will be several other wonderful films screening that weekend and I highly recommend you check them out. There is a movie pass for $25 that will allow unlimited films for the day, and 3 audience choice award ballots. Single tickets will receive 1 ballot and are $10, however movie pass holders get first preference and the movie is likely to sell out. So I recommend the movie pass if you seriously want to see the film. In addition, I would hope you enjoy our film enough to vote for us! Pui Chan: Kung Fu Pioneer We will also be in competition for other awards, but the audience has ultimate control over the ‘audience choice award’.
I am very excited about our first film festival acceptance. It feels good to know some festival programmers appreciate my film enough to include it in their program. We hope we will have more screenings and announcements in the the coming months. Stay tuned!