Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Denim is all over the place!

The short comedy, Denim, written and directed by Jeff Lycett has been making its way cross country at different film festivals.
Check out the list so far!

Denim's next screening will be held at the Miami Short Film Festival held on November 17-23. Check them out at: www.miamishortfilmfestival.com
Check out this hilarious short film this Thursday @ 6:30 at The Gotham Screen Film Festival (www.gothamscreen.com)

Denim has been screened at the following film festivals:

The Berkshire International Film Festival 2008 (held May 15-18). Check it out at:
Berkshire International Film Festival.

The New Jersey International Film Festival 2008 (screened on 6/14/08). For more info, go to:

LA Shortfest 2008
( www.lashortsfest.com)

The SoCal Independent Film Festival
( www.socalfilmfest.com)

The Coney Island Film Festival - check it out at:

The Williamstown Film Festival

We'll add more festival information as it comes in!

Friday, October 24, 2008

Film Festival Question

People ask us all the time how do we apply to film festivals? Is there
an order to follow? The truth, it's all a bit of a dance. There are
certain film festivals that will only accept your film if it is the
world premiere, and there are others that won't screen your film if it
has shown online. How do you keep track of all these rules, and
ensure that you don't miss out on a possibility to screen somewhere
while you're waiting to hear back from festivals.

Honestly, it's a hard call, and therefore a personal call. What's
right for us might not be the right choice for you. . Just recently
we were turned down from a festival because the festival was only
seeking NY premieres and we had already screened in Coney Island.
Here's my strategy - for year one, aim big. Target the big festivals
(Sundance, SXSW, Telluride, Tortonto, Cannes, etc) that you want to
apply to and hold on your smaller ones. This will help to avoid any
scheduling mis-steps. For year two, (you're usually given a grace
period of 2 years to apply to festivals), reach out to your smaller
film festivals. Of course, you might know that your film will have a
hard time getting into a bigger festival but might shine in a smaller
festival. Plan accordingly. Mainly it's about strategy and
organization. You can save money by applying early to festivals rather
than waitin

g for their extended deadlines. You can find out more information on
most of the domestic film festivals at www.withoutabox.com.

Best of luck!

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Watch a few of OTL's short films

Due to overwhelming popular demand, On the Leesh has made two of our older short film - What are the Odds? and The Muse: A Girl's Delicious Daydream About a Dangerous Man, available for viewing on blip.tv. Many of you have asked us to see these films, and we decided not to disappoint!

Click on each project page to load the video. It will appear as the poster logo on the right hand side of the screen. Simply click the poster, and the video will launch.

Enjoy our films, and please feel free to write feedback.

To watch What Are the Odds? click here.

To watch The Muse: A Girl's Delicious Daydream About A Dangerous Man click here here.