More great news from Spain (Canary Islands to be exact). Family Portrait in Black and White wins an Audience Award as the most popular film of the MiradasDoc Film Festival. Not only did the director Julia Ivanova got to spend four days in one of the most breathtaking places on earth but also got to come home with a 3kg weighing statue.
Lesson learned once again, we should all learn Spanish. Concurrent MiradasDoc Market was very lively with much of Spanish and some international industry represented. Unfortunately, we were mistakenly listed in the Experimental section of the Market catalog so there won’t be much follow up from that.
Julia reports a nice tan and great spirits leading us to Best of Fests Showcase at International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam (IDFA 2011).