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Last night, Rhett Somers met the love of his life. Now all he has to do is convince her she's the one. Not an easy feat considering how they met...

Monday, August 31, 2009

JIMMY BARNES GOT IT ALL WRONG...

... there's a second prize, and we won it (if you're wondering what this refers to: the Aussie Bruce Springsteen). The Landlocked Film Festival in Iowa gave us Second Place in the Narrative Short category. That makes it lucky thirteen in prizes. Congrats to everybody who worked on the film.

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Wednesday, August 26, 2009

OFFICIAL SELECTION AT ABITIBI-TÉMISCAMINGUE


Looks middle eastern, but it's more western Quebec. 'True Beauty' was accepted into the Festival du cinéma international en Abitibi-Témiscamingue in Canada. There might not be that many people up there (are there?), but they sure got a cool poster. The festival takes place October 31 through November 5.

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IM WESTEN WAS NEUES

Yup, another obscure reference: 'True Beauty' was accepted into the 24. Unabhängiges FilmFest Osnabrück in Germany. So, you ask? Erich Maria Remarque was born in Osnabrück, and he wrote 'All Quiet on the Western Front' one of the - if not the - best anti-war books ever written, and the German title is 'Im Westen nichts Neues', which roughly translates to 'nothing new in the west'. I think you can figure out the rest.
The festival runs October 21-25.

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OFFICIAL SELECTION IN SOUTH DAKOTA


Seems the mid-west is coming around. 'True Beauty' was accepted into this year's South Dakota Film Festival in Aberdeen, running September 18-20.

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SMØRREBRØD SMØRREBRØD RØM PØM PØM PØM...

In case you're wondering (you probably are), this is what the Swedish chef in the Muppet Show used to sing at the beginning before he launched his kitchen utensils. At least in Germany. I'm sure it was something else in the original version.

Then again, in Germany, the Swedish Chef was a Dane. Oh hell, where is this all going? Could have been so simple: 'True Beauty' was accepted into the Norrköping Filmfestival Flimmer in Sweden. There. October 2-11. 'nuff.

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Sunday, August 23, 2009

STUPID RAINDANCE

The vagaries of film festivals. We got accepted into the Raindance Film Festival in London, but only on their acceptance letter did they mention that the film would have to be a London premiere. A bit late I think. The submission rules on their website didn't say anything about that. And so 'True Beauty' was un-invited. A polite British no is still a no. And an American 'kiss my a...' is exactly that.

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Friday, August 21, 2009

TRUE BEAUTY IN SAN DIEGO




That looks like a good one. I ask again: who's with me? Especially since it's also voted 'Best Party Film Festival' by the Film Festival Survival Guide. Gotta go! 'True Beauty' is playing Friday, Sept. 25 @ 5:30 pm and Saturday, Sept. 26 @ 3 pm. I'm going to be there on Friday, so come and find me. I'll probably be at the Tequila station afterwards.

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Tuesday, August 18, 2009

TRUE BEAUTY IN THE BIG EASY

'True Beauty' is going where the best food in the world's coming from: New Orleans. I don't know what it is about the French and Spanish mingling and fermenting in that swamp, but what they came up with in the kitchen is pure heaven. Or maybe the devil had a hand in it. Remember Angel Heart?
The festival runs October 8-15, and if any rich person's reading this: I need money so I can go.

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VIDEO REVIEW OF 'TRUE BEAUTY'

The good folks at the Festivus Film Festival posted a short video review of 'True Beauty' on their website:

www.festivusfilmfestival.com

Doesn't mean we're in (as they're quick to point out), but it does mean Dan Ito likes the film. Dan Ito being the reviewer, if that wasn't clear...

OFFICIAL SELECTION AT POPPY JASPER

Just when you thought film festival names can't get weirder. 'True Beauty' was accepted into the 6th Annual Poppy Jasper Film Festival in Morgan Hill, California, running November 13-15. One of the '25 Film Festivals worth the entry fee (Moviemaker Magazine)'. I know you're curious (I was too), so here's what Poppy Jasper is:


It's a "world-renowned, semi-precious gemstone characterized by red and "poppy-yellow" circles (orbs) on a field of white or black".
The things you learn by reading this blog...

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Wednesday, August 12, 2009

DER WALD UND DIE BÄUME, DIE BÄUME UND DER WALD...


Something German you say? How'd you guess: Filmfest Eberswalde accepted 'True Beauty' to their 6th edition, October 3rd-10th, in Eberswalde, Germany. And in true German fashion, the acceptance e-mail came prim and proper, with all pertinent information neatly spelled out and even a signature:

Seriously, who signs emails? How grandly Teutonic. Love it!

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Tuesday, August 11, 2009

TRUE BEAUTY IN CANADA, EH?


Ever so friendly, the Edmonton International Film Festival has accepted 'True Beauty' into this year's line-up. I feel like having a beer and a hockey fight. Well, at least the beer will happen. The festival runs September 25 through October 3.

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And a special shout-out to David Brolin, one of the few confirmed readers of this blog. Carry on, David!

Sunday, August 9, 2009

JURY AWARD IN STONY BROOK


I look a bit stunned, but I think it's the free drinks...

That officially makes it a dozen: 'True Beauty' won the Jury Award for Best Short in the Stony Brook Film Festival in New York last weekend! It was a great festival, with 1000+ people each night, and in the end we won. Very generous people out on the east coast. I came home with a suitcase full of goodies (looked like I just robbed a Best Buy on the way) and great memories. Thank you Stony Brook!

oh hell, one more picture (I'm in love with this shiny thing):



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TRUE BEAUTY IN ANOTHER VALLEY

Nope, still not that one, but this one's good too: the Temecula Valley International Film and Music Festival has accepted 'True Beauty' in this year's festival, running September 9-13. Somebody just called me (an actual phone call from a live person - nice touch) to let me know the good news. And now I'm telling you. About as hot as this info here gets...

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TRUE BEAUTY IN NORTH CAROLINA

No State is safe, no city too southern: The Charlotte Film Festival has accepted 'True Beauty' to this year's festival. And rightfully so. Charlotte, the 'Queen City', was named in honor of the German Princess Charlotte of Mecklenburg. There you have it. They had no choice.

TRUE BEAUTY IN THE BIG APPLE

For an encore in that great city of New York, this time at the Tribeca cinemas: 'True Beauty' was selected for the New York City Short Film Festival. They've only accepted 25 out of over 1000 submissions, and looking at the line-up, they did pick some of the best: I recognize films that played at many other festivals, and getting prizes to boot.

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Thursday, August 6, 2009

TEASER

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TRUE BEAUTY IN HIGH DEF

'True Beauty' was accepted into this year's HDFest. This is so cutting-edge news that they don't even have dates for the festival yet. But I swear, we're in...

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IT'S LIKE PASTA, ONLY WITH FILM

Nocicortinfestival 2009 (I dare you not think about 'gnocci') has accepted 'True Beauty' to their festival. Italy! One of my favorite countries. Now more then ever. The festival takes place August 20-21 (hell, that's like in three weeks; you'd think they notify people a bit earlier... ah, Italians)

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NEUTRALITY, CHEESE, CHOCOLATE, TRUE BEAUTY

You guessed it: Shnit Kurzfilmfestival in Switzerland has accepted 'True Beauty'. Guess I could translate: Shnit (means cut) Short film festival. The german language just loves long compound words. Here's one: Donaudampfschifffahrtselektrizitätenhauptbetriebswerkbauunterbeamtengesellschaft. I'm not making this up. It's a real word, and if you can tell me what it means, I'll buy you a beer.
Shnit Kurzfilmfestival takes place in Bern, Switzerland, October 7-11.

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TRUE BEAUTY IN THE VALLEY

Not that Valley, but the Rio Grande Valley. Mexican border. Illegal immigrants. Drugs. Heat. And now beauty: CineSol 2009 in Texas has accepted 'True Beauty' to this year's festival, taking place September 11-20.

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Tuesday, August 4, 2009

OFFICIAL SELECTION IN TACOMA

I think this makes it officially 50 film festivals: 'True Beauty' was accepted into the Tacoma Film Festival, taking place October 1-8. That Pacific Northwest is getting a good pelting of 'True Beauty', with Washougal, Port Townsend, Bumbershoot and now Tacoma. Way to go Pacific-Northwest-Film-Festival-Programmers!

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IN THE LAND OF THE LONG WHITE CLOUD

Or New Zealand. Your call. The Canterbury Short Film Festival invited 'True Beauty' to take part in this year's festival, running September 14 through 16. This is retarded-beautiful:

True Beauty indeed. But makes you wonder: who's going to show up for the screening?

TRUE BEAUTY IN THE UK


Sounds tasty: the Portobello Film Festival in London has accepted 'True Beauty' to this year's edition, taking place September 3-21. It's the UK's biggest independent film competition, and if you peruse their website, it's pretty impressive who's screened their stuff there before us.

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TRUE BEAUTY AND THE FROGS

I highly recommend making a short film if you want to learn about geography. 'True Beauty' was accepted into the Off-Courts Trouville Festival in, well, Trouville-Sur-Mer in France. It's quiet beautiful there and looking at this picture, I think I might have been there on one of the countless trips to France with our father when we were young:

And again I ask: where's the travel budget? Seriously...

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TRUE BEAUTY AT THE BEACH

Huntington Beach that is. The SoCal Film Fest has accepted 'True Beauty' in this year's edition, taking place September 14-23. Pretty sure we've covered every region in Los Angeles by now. Except Compton maybe...

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