It was great to take part in Sheffield Doc/Fest. The festival, which is the UK’s biggest documentary-only film festival, gets about 2,000 submissions. Of that, they screen about 150 films (but that includes interactive films, shorts and older films) and host 100 others in the Videotheque, then online for a 3 month period. So we are pretty pleased to be in that little pile!
So far we have got some great tweets and emails about TAKING OVER THE KING’S LAND so here’s hoping it keeps getting out there and finds that audience we made it for!
The fascinating Bill Douglas Cinema Museum, one of the UK’s biggest cinema research collections, is in Exeter and this past weekend it hosted the Puny Gods Cinema event. This was a kind of mini festival, a one dayer with two film rooms, discussions, screenings (of course) and film maker talks. And cake.
We screened Taking Over the king’s Land to an appreciative audience, and saw some great films, including a stylish feature shot for only £1500 (their estimate).
June 7 is the opening of the Sheffield DocFest and Taking Over the King’s Land will be there! It will screen in the festival Videotheque where it will be available to all delegates. After the festival it will remain available online to delegates for 90 days., So if you’re going to Sheffield please check it out!
I will be tweeting and blogging about the festival so do stay tuned in 😉