Friday, March 03, 2017

Icarus in Fort Worth at Tribute Film Festival


Our short documentary "Icarus in Fort Worth" screens Saturday at the Tribute Film Festival in Abilene, Texas. Tickets are free.
The Tribute Film Festival is a three-day, three-night film festival. Events include screenings of selected films in the Frontier Texas theater, a three-day independent filmmaking seminar, social/networking events throughout downtown Abilene, and a festival gala at the historic Paramount Theater to screen the award winning films on Saturday evening March 4th.

The film's logline is:
A Texas daredevil faces danger to become a wingwalker and stunt pilot, risking everything to expand his fame and build a Hollywood movie career. The true story of Ormer Locklear, the greatest pilot you've never heard of.

It features the voice of Joshua Sherman.

And ... the film won Best Heritage Mini-Documentary.

Tribute Film Festival Gala
Historic Paramount Theatre
352 Cypress St, Abilene, Texas 79601
Saturday, March 4th
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Free
(325) 437-2800 

Thursday, March 02, 2017

The Texas Sun and the Festival Run


The Texas Sun from Ted Fisher on Vimeo.

Our short documentary "The Texas Sun" has now screened at film festivals for one year. One full year. The film went to:
17 February 2016 ... (Thin Line Film Festival)
1 April 2016 ... (Interurban Film Festival)
28 April 2016 ... (Hill Country Film Festival)
10 June 2016 ... (Friday on the Green)
25 June 2016 ... (Lionshead Film Festival)
14 July 2016 ... (Fort Worth Indie Film Showcase)
11 September 2016 ... (Artcroft Film and Video Festival)
15 October 2016 ... (West Texas Film Festival)
10 November 2016 ... (South Texas Underground Film Festival)
16 February 2017 ... (Deep in the Heart Film Festival) 

The film won:
Best Domestic Documentary - MicroShort
Fort Worth Indie Film Showcase

Best Texas Documentary Short
Lionshead Film Festival

and was also nominated for:
Best Documentary Short
Deep in the Heart Film Festival
If you enjoy the film, please give it a vote at IMDb.

 

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Screening at Tribute Film Festival



Our short documentary Icarus in Fort Worth will screen at the Tribute Film Festival this Saturday, March 4 at 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM CST. The screening is FREE.

The film's logline is:
A Texas daredevil faces danger to become a wingwalker and stunt pilot, risking everything to expand his fame and build a Hollywood movie career. The true story of Ormer Locklear, the greatest pilot you've never heard of.

We won the "Best Heritage Mini-Documentary" award.

The news on KTAB has a preview of the festival:

Local Film Festival Returns for Second Year


Tribute Film Festival Gala
Historic Paramount Theatre
352 Cypress St, Abilene, Texas 79601
Saturday, March 4th
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Free
(325) 437-2800

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Deep in the Heart Film Festival #dithff



Our short documentary "The Texas Sun" will be screening at the Deep in the Heart Film Festival on Saturday, February 18th, at 10 a.m. in the "Family Friendly Films" block.

The film has been nominated for "Best Documentary Short."

Texans, come and see it. 

Sunday, January 22, 2017

Austin #WomensMarch

Women march along Congress Avenue during the Women's March in Austin, Texas on Saturday, January 21, 2017.

Women's March, Austin

A woman marches during the Women's March in Austin, Texas on Saturday, January 21, 2017.

Sunday, October 30, 2016

13 Seconds


Sometimes film festivals are great!

You might get in and screen your film. Sometimes you don't get in, but at least you get the sense that they gave your film the appropriate consideration. Not every film is really for every festival. It's supposed to be hard to get in, honestly.

Then, every once in a while, you run into a festival that maybe doesn't take their responsibility seriously. At all.

I entered a fest a while back during their "earlybird entry" period. I paid the entry fee and submitted the film, and waited. The final submission deadline went past. I waited. And waited. They changed the announcement date. Okay, that happens. They changed it again. Whatever. Then ... the third announcement date came and went. Sometimes fests postpone. It happens.

It occurred to me: had they looked at our film a few times? Were we in consideration at all? Or had they judged it out, and it was now just sitting in the "no thank you" stack? Since Vimeo lets you see viewing stats, and since I had submitted a specific version of the film to the fest, I could easily see when they had viewed it.

It turned out that for TEN MONTHS they had never looked at the film. Ten months. (Keep in mind: some fests have no submission fees. There's no reason to scold them -- they clearly are just trying to have a film fest, not to profit from filmmakers. This one, however, charged a submission fee.)

I checked again a few days later and found that the day after the currently-listed "announcement date" they did watch our film. On a phone, they viewed the first 13 seconds of the film. 13 seconds. On a phone.

Don't get me wrong: I have received plenty of "no thanks!" emails from film festivals. That's fine. You send your film, they consider it. They choose to show it, they choose not to. The odds are, usually, against you. So I'm not mad when I don't get into a fest. That's fine.

Viewing a film for 13 seconds on a phone after your planned announcement date, however, doesn't seem like a great programming strategy.