The inclusion of QUARTER TO NOON in this particualr showcase will actually send it on a worldwide tour playing in cities across the globe. There are two versions of the program. There is a 90 minute cut and a 75 minute cut. QTN will be featured in both.
Here is an excerpt from the original press release:
Celebrating International Women’s Day, this elite selection of female film talent will be screened in over 15 cities worldwide and will feature short films culled from over 40 finalist selections submitted by our international members and Film Festival Partners. There are currently 182 events planned from over 18 different countries to mark this March 8th occasion.
"On behalf of WIFTI's International Board of Directors and all WIF Chapters participating, I am pleased to announce this year's official selection of short films. We are honored to be showcasing the work of nine exceptionally gifted international directors from four countries. We look forward to marking International Women's Day with audiences across three continents, highlighting the strength of our network and celebrating the filmmaking talents of women worldwide." comments Kimberly Skyrme, Producer of Women in Film and Television’s International’s Short Film Showcase.
“This is one of my favorite events of the year!” exclaims Eileen Hoeter of Vancouver, Canada, current Chair of Women in Film and Television International. “For 25 years, I have been involved in an International Women’s Day celebration, and in all my years nothing matches the vitality of attending the WIFTI Showcase. This is WIFTI's fourth year producing the Showcase and it is always an unbelievable event! It’s truly inspiring to think that women around the world are watching films by women, all together on the same day.”
Women in Film Chapters are participating in China, New Zealand, Australia, Canada, Sweden, and 12 cities throughout the U.S. The two program options are listed below with details about the films showcased in each. For more details visit. www.WIFTI.org.
And here are the cities and dates in which the showcase will be screened:
WEDNESDAY, March 4th, 2009
Orlando, Florida, United States of America
THURSDAY, MARCH 5th, 2009
New York, New York, United States of America
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
SATURDAY, MARCH 7th, 2009
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
SUNDAY, MARCH 8th, 2009
Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America
Dallas, Texas, United States of America
Hong Kong, China Houston, Texas, United States of America
Los Angeles, California, United States of America
Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States of America
Palm Springs, California, United States of America
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States of America
Santa Fe, New Mexico, United States of America
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Wellington, New Zealand
MONDAY, MARCH 9th, 2009
Atlanta, Georgia, United States if America
Auckland, New Zealand
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
TUESDAY, MARCH 10th, 2009
Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America
Washington DC, United States of America
This is very cool! It looks like I'll be attending the screening in Houston on March 8th. Kat is going to try and join me but she has some flight arrangements from NYC she has to reschedule. When I first heard about it I didn't realize how big of a deal this really was. This is a big honor and I'm very proud to have our little short represented in the showcase.
It's interesting because I'll be far more excited attending the screening and giving a Q&A as the editor than as the composer. It's not that I'm not proud of my score. It's just that QTN represents my first real endeavor at editing and while the scoring was relatively "easy" the editing pretty much kicked my butt.
It's nice to have this little film get some big attention. Kat really deserves it.