December 1st, 2011 - posted by Daniel Coffin
Firstly, I’d like to extend a heartfelt thank you to the folks who helped send us to Amsterdam via our Indiegogo fundraiser. Without your support we wouldn’t have had such a successful ground game and wouldn’t be entertaining several of the offers now on the table. THANK YOU!
With that out of the way, IDFA was quite the festival! All told, there were 364 films, some 3,000 filmmakers, buyers, festival programmers and guests, accompanied by incredibly supportive Dutch audiences, all buzzing to keep the silver screens and parties going day and night for ten days straight.
We showed up in Amsterdam armed with flyers, buttons and a small electric powered boat to croon our prospective buyers in. You can imagine we had fun:
Our international premiere was a hit, playing to a raucous sold out crowd in the Pathe Munt theater, followed by a Q & A with Robbie and John. The Dutch audiences loved the humor and gave us warm compliments post-screening. Better yet, early in the festival, Cape Spin was in the top ten most watched films in the Docs For Sale…one of the main attractions of IDFA.
Now that the festival is over, we move on, seeking new territory and new audiences. We’re planning to launch a booking page for folks to get their communities signed up for screenings, so stay tuned. If you’ve got some time to kill, take a close look at our post card below. If you’ve been following the Cape Wind story, there’s likely some characters you’ll recognize! If you need some hints, email us and I’ll send you the guide.
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