We are over the moon with happiness to bring you our latest announcement: One Per Person has officially won awards in TWO film festivals in the opening month of 2017! They are:
California Women's Film Festival - BEST ANIMATION
NEO International Film Festival - BEST ANIMATED SHORT
We extend our gratitude to CWFF and NEOIFF for these enormous honors. And 2017 is only beginning! One Per Person has begun to really hit its stride on the festival circuit, and we could not be more pleased with the film's performance so far. Thank you for making this outcome possible with all your support over the years, and congratulations to all our talented team members!
We will post more announcements as they come in. Until then, have a wonderful week everyone!
We are starting 2017 off with a real bang! One Per Person has been accepted into four, that's right, FOUR film festivals spanning the late winter and early spring months of 2017! We are extraordinarily excited to have gained such blazing momentum and are now spreading the word of free chicken to the masses in movie theaters all across the United States and the United Kingdom! Here is a current list of festivals One Per Person will be screening in for 2017:
DETAILS SUMMARY - California Women’s Film Festival
We are continuing to submit One Per Person to film festivals all over the world and will keep you wonderful Kickstarter patrons in the loop as to where we will be showing next as the news is passed down to us. Thank you everyone for your continued support, we're off to a fantastic year so far!
Happy holidays to you all in Kickstarter land! As 2016 comes to a close, we wanted to share a special video with you all: our premiere! On Saturday, July 23rd, 2016 One Per Person had its official premiere at the Laemmle Ahrya Theater in Beverly Hills, California. A highlight reel from the evening was posted on YouTube and will now be shared here for all of you to enjoy: https://vimeo.com/183507034
This event was the perfect book-end to the long journey of this project. We are so excited to share the news on the progress that One Per Person has made on the film festival circuit, so stay tuned for another update shortly. Until then, enjoy the video and have a wonderful holiday season!
It's been a little over a month since our last update, but a lot has been going on behind the scenes to keep the momentum going. One Per Person (2016) has been accepted into its third and fourth film festivals, one in 2016 and another in 2017! The first festival is Animation Chico and will be held on Saturday, December 10th in Chico, California. The second festival is the Northeastern Ohio International Film Festival and will be held in mid-January in Akron, Ohio. We are especially pleased to announce that this will be NEO Intentional Film Festival's inaugural year, so One Per Person (2016) has the distinct advantage of being one of the first films ever displayed at this new film festival!
Well will post another update in the coming weeks to discuss additional upcoming news as well as recap the fun events and warm reception that One Per Person (2016) at the other two film festivals it has already been in: Urbanworld and Chicago International Children's Film Festival. Until then, you can find information on the next upcoming festivals that One Per Person (2016) will be featured in below.
Thanks everyone and have a wonderful holiday season!
We wanted to take a moment to send you an update on the status of the short now that it has completed and begun the studio and festival circuits. As you have probably noticed, a lot of incredibly exciting things have been happening in a relatively short period of time since One Per Person officially wrapped.
To begin, all Kickstarter deliverables have been mailed. Hooray! However, we received a number of returns from the postal service. Oh no! As a result, we will be reaching out within the next month or so to contact donors whose goodies were returned.
Secondly, One Per Person was well received at the Urbanworld film festival in New York City! Audience reaction was highly positive and the co-directors Nasheet and Jacquelyn had a wonderful time meeting other filmmakers and representing the project. Here is a photo of the two directors on the Urbanworld red carpet:
Thirdly, the studio tour that we embarked on was a huge success! One Per Person screened at three major studios! All three screenings were well attended and received extremely positive receptions. We want to thank Disney Animation, Dreamworks SKG, and the third studio (unnamed to respect confidentiality policies) for their hospitality and for opening up their screening rooms for these once-in-a-lifetime opportunities.
Below are a couple of photos from one of the studio presentations, featuring co-directors Jacquelyn and Nasheet:
Finally, this week marks the official start of the Chicago International Children's Film Festival. One Per Person will be screening at the following times and locations:
Saturday, October 29, 1:00 pm (Facets Theater 1)
Wednesday, November 2, 9:45 am (Facets Theater 1)
Wednesday, November 2, 9:45 am (Music Box Theatre 1)
Thursday, November 3, 9:45 am (Logan Center Performance Hall)
Saturday, November 5, 9:45 am (Music Box Theatre 2)
Saturday, November 5, 10:00 am (Gorton Community Center)
In addition, One Per Person was selected to be featured in a special evening event hosted by the Chicago International Children's Film Festival at the Gorton Community Center on Thursday, November 3rd at 7 pm. Co-directors Jacquelyn Piette and Nasheet Zaman were selected along with 6 other filmmakers to be featured on a moderated panel for the International Filmmaker Night. This is an enormous honor and we couldn't be more thrilled to have been selected. Information on the event can be found here: http://www.gortoncenter.org/programs/all/international-filmmaker-night
One Per Person's two directors were also selected by Facets, the founder and host of the Chicago International Children's Film Festival, to participate in a "Director in the School" program. On Thursday, November 3, the two directors will be driven to a local school in the Chicago area to do a special screening and Q&A session with the students in order to foster more interest in future careers in the creative arts.
We are continuing to apply to film festivals and will post more updates as they become available. Lots of things are happening behind the scenes and we hope to share a lot more good news with you all in the coming weeks.