More festivals!

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The good news continue: Le Gouffre has been selected in four new festivals!

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Lighthouse International Film Festival
Long Beach Island (USA) – June 5-8

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20th Annual Palm Springs International ShortFest and Film Market
Palm Springs (USA) – June 17-23

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22nd International Animation Festival of Brazil, Anima Mundi
Rio de Janeiro (Bresil) – July 25-August 3
Sao Paulo (Bresil) – August 6-August 10

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Fantasia – Le fantastique week-end du cinéma québécois
Montreal (Canada) – July 31-August 3

So everyone who missed the premiere in Montreal, don’t miss out on this chance to watch it and join us at the Fantasia festival this summer!

Until then, be safe, and don’t forget to keep an eye on our blog for all the latest news about Le Gouffre!

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Film Poster

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Hey everyone!

Even though we each had to find a job to make some money back, we’re still trying to put as much free time as we can on what’s left to do on Le Gouffre. These days we’re mainly working on the Kickstarter rewards, namely the Making Of video, the Art Of PDF and the Film Poster… which we just completed!

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On an other subject, the film has recently been shown at the USA Film Festival and we heard the reception was very good! Did any of you manage to be there? Unfortunately we were not able to be present at the festival, but we saw that the film Confusion Through Sand by Danny Madden won the prize for Best Animation. We’ll keep our fingers crossed for the next festivals!

We wish you a nice beginning of summer everybody, and see you soon for more news about Le Gouffre!

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First official selection!

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Hello everyone!

We’ve just received excellent news : our film was selected to be part of the official selection at the USA Film Festival!

It is quite an important festival in the USA and a first prize in the animation category could make our film eligible for an Oscar nomination. Let’s hope for the best!

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We’d like to take the opportunity to thank again everyone who came on March 14th for the Premiere. Sharing the movie with you was really magical!

Don’t miss out this article covering the event (in french only):

Le Gouffre, un succès phénoménal! (La Petite Boite)

A quick message too for those who contributed to the Kickstarter and who are wondering when we’ll be sending out the download links for the film. Sadly, you’ll have to wait a little longer! Many festivals don’t accept films that have been put online and that’s not something we’ll be able to control once we send out the film. That’s why we’d like to wait towards the end of our festival run before doing it. We’ll let you know when we’re ready!

Thanks and have a great week everyone!

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One week before the premiere!

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Hey everyone!

We’re very excited that the premiere is already next week, it’s crazy how time flies by! You can still buy tickets in presale, but hurry up! For more details, please consult the premiere announcement we posted a couple of weeks ago. We can’t wait to see you all and finally show you our film, we can feel it’s going to be an awesome night!

The last few weeks have been a little strange. On one side, it’s back to normality with the search for contracts to fill up our dangerously low bank accounts, and on the other hand the adventure continues with the festival run.

First we’d like to mention that we finally saw our film on the big screen for the first time at the NFB last Friday with the audio mix in 5.1. It was a very enjoyable experience, and we’d like to give a big thanks to the NFB for their help with the creation of the DCP.

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For those who are wondering what a DCP is exactly, it’s an acronym that stands for Digital Cinema Package. Most big festivals ask for a DCP to project the final movie if it is selected (that or on film, but that would be a lot more complicated in our case). A DCP can be contained on a portable hard drive or a USB key and is formatted so that it can be read directly by cinema projectors. Here’s what our master copy looks like!

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We were also quite busy lately because we needed to send our film to the festivals whose deadlines were approaching. A lot of festivals take place during the summer with the inscriptions ending in early March so let’s just say we were short on time. Here’s a list of festivals to which we currently submitted our film:

  • ZAGREB WORLD FESTIVAL OF ANIMATED FILMS (Croatie)
  • FANTASIA (Canada)
  • FESTIVAL DE CANNES (France)
  • MONTREAL WORLD FILM FESTIVAL (Canada)
  • OLHAR DE CINEMA – CURITIBA INT’L FILM FESTIVAL (Bresil)
  • FEST ANCA (Slovakia)
  • ANNECY (France)
  • OCICORTIN FESTIVAL (Italy)
  • GOLDEN KUKER INT’L ANIMATION FILM FESTIVAL (Bulgaria)
  • MELBOURNE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Australia)
  • BROOKLYN FILM FESTIVAL (USA)
  • SPIKE AND MIKE’S FESTIVAL OF ANIMATION (USA)
  • SYDNEY FILM FESTIVAL (Australia)
  • LONDON INT’L ANIMATION FILM FESTIVAL (England)
  • LIGHTHOUSE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (USA)
  • NEW ORLEANS FILM FESTIVAL (USA)
  • BURBANK INTERNATION ANIMATION FESTIVAL (USA)
  • CHINA INT’L CARTOON AND ANIMATION FESTIVAL (China)
  • USA FILM FESTIVAL (USA)
  • FESTIVAL DE CINE HUESCA (Spain)
  • YOUNGCUTS FILM FESTIVAL (Canada)
  • ANI FILM (Czech Republic)
  • ANIMATOR FESTIVAL (Poland)
  • SIGGRAPH (Canada)

Of course we’re still only at the stage of submission so we need to wait and see if we’ll be selected. Fortunately we still have a long list of festivals to which we want to send the film so we shouldn’t have too much time on our hands to worry about that. All of this isn’t free (registration fees + DVD shipping is raising to about 600$ now), but if we can win a prize or two along the way it will have been worth it!

We wish you all a great week, and we can’t wait to see you on March 14th!

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