The most amazing story is how we got in. Here's the email I received:
I didn't even apply! Programmers at a different festival not only watched Another Life -- they not only liked Another Life -- they suggested Another Life so strongly to the Big Easy festival director that we made Official Selection!Nate,
I am the director of both the XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Festival and the Big Easy International Film Festival... I had asked the programmers we have working on the XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Festival to keep an eye out for any soldier related short films as my programmers for the Big Easy International Film Festival needed another one to fill out a program. They suggested your short film.We would like to screen it at this year's Big Easy International Film Festival (Dec. 10th - 16th) in New Orleans, if you are interested. I need to know fairly soon so we can get it in the press release.
I had to say yes, especially after I read all about them:
When hurricane Katrina hit the Gulf Coast, it almost destroyed one of America's national treasures... the city of New Orleans. It was at that point when Laura Martone, seasoned film festival director, decided she wanted to do something to help bring the culture back to her home town.We will be screening on Saturday, December 11th at 2:00 PM at The Theatres in Canal Place, a cutting-edge HD cinematic experience in the historic French Quarter district!
The 4th Annual Big Easy International Film Festival seeks to bring the world of film to the amazing city of New Orleans. We are going to make this festival a massive party... utilizing places like the French Quarter, the Big Easy Film Festival will be a one-of-a-kind experience. Screening every type of film, from comedy to drama... from horror to documentary... from thriller to experimental!
Sounds like tons of fun! Wish us luck!