Monday, May 16, 2011

A look back at SXSW and more!

Back in March, I had the pleasure of attending the South by Southwest Film Festival in Austin, TX, where WAFFLE screened as part of the Midnight Shorts program. The film screened three times throughout the festival week to packed audiences alongside other great shorts at the Alamo Drafthouse theaters. I had read so much about these theaters and about the awesome screenings that have taken place, so I was thrilled to watch WAFFLE there on the big screen.

Aside from all the WAFFLE-related stuff, I had a great time racing from panel to panel, screening to screening in the lively downtown Austin area and meeting new people everwhere I went. I think this was the first film festival I attended where I was actually able to watch a lot of the other films programmed and it was great to see the work of so many talented filmmakers and meet some of them as well. Being at SXSW was an amazing experience and I would love to go back, whether I have a film there or not.

Last month, WAFFLE screened at the Tromadance Film Festival in Asbury Park, NJ. Unfortunately, I was only able to attend for a short amount of time, but it was definitely worth it. I was very impressed with a lot of the short films I saw. WAFFLE played great and the audience responded really well to it. All of the screenings were free too! Tromadance is an awesome festival and I highly recommend it.

On May 3rd, WAFFLE screened as part of a Latin Horror showcase in NYC. There were some really good films on display here. I had already seen a few of them prior to the event, but it was great to experience them again on the big screen and with an engaging audience. WAFFLE had another great audience reaction here as well.

I think it's safe to say that WAFFLE has been having a very successful festival run so far. Audiences are really enjoying it and there will be more screenings to come throughout the rest of the year. Thank you to the great cast & crew and to those who have been supportive of the film.

Stay tuned for more updates!

- Rafael

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