The Magic Ferret News
BIG NEWS! THE MAGIC FERRET IS GOING TO ITALY! The Magic Ferret is an Official Selection at “A Corto di Donne”, a women’s short film festival, which will be held in Pozzuoli (Naples) – Italy, from April 10 – 13. The Magic Ferret will be screening on April 11 (with subtitles in Italian)! http://www.acortodidonne.it/
The Magic Ferret is an Official Selection at TIFF KIDS International Film Festival! This is the kids version of the Toronto International Film Festival, one of the biggest film festivals in the WORLD! WOW! We are so excited! Check out more info on it here–> http://tiff.net/filmsandschedules/tiffkids/2014/2330034025
We will be screening in Toronto on April 9 & 16th!
The Magic Ferret is an Official Selection at the Canada International Film Festival AND, we won BEST SHORT FILM! This is the first official WIN for The Magic Ferret. Congratulations to the cast and crew! We also were nominated for Best Film at the Vancouver Island Short Film Festival and 2nd Place Audience Choice at the Love Your Shorts Film Festival in Florida.
Feb 22 & 23 – Winnipeg Real to Reel Film Festival (Winnipeg, MB)
March 9 – 14 – Freeze Frame International Film Festival for Kids of All Ages (Winnipeg, MB)
March 22 – 11am – Taos Shortz Film Festival (Taos, NM)
March 29 – 1:05pm – Canada International Film Festival (Vancouver, BC)
April 4 – 11 – Reel 2 Real International Film Festival for Youth (Vancouver, BC)
Stay tuned for several more festival announcements soon!!
We have been accepted to 9 film festivals so far! This is great. We had our World Premiere on Sunday Jan 26th at the Children’s Film Festival Seattle and it went great! Jacob Tremblay was there, and we even had fans from Oregon and as far as JAPAN! In fact, someone even showed up with a ferret. He was definitely a big hit!
Today we found out we are an Official Selection at the Taos Shortz Film Fest in Taos, NM! Fantastic! That’s where our writers are from! Here’s a few of our upcoming screenings:
Jan 31 – 1:30pm Children’s Film Festival Seattle (2nd Screening)
Feb 7 & 8 – 7pm – Vancouver Island Short Film Festival (Nanaimo, BC)
Feb 8 – Post Alley Film Festival (Women in Film Seattle)
Feb 15 – Love Your Shorts Film Festival (Sanford, FL)
Feb 22 & 23 – Winnipeg Real to Reel Film Festival
March 9 – 14 – Freeze Frame International Film Festival for Kids of All Ages (Winnipeg)
March 22 – 11am – Taos Shortz Film Festival (Taos, NM)
April 4 – 11 – Reel 2 Real International Film Festival for Youth (Vancouver)
Our latest film laurels… I love these things… :)
Exciting news! Actress Lisa Durupt from The Magic Ferret (she plays Mrs. Parker) was recently in Winnipeg and did several interviews on TV to promote The Magic Ferret and our upcoming festivals in Winnipeg! Two of them are online. The first was on CTV Morning Live – Winnipeg, and you can watch that excellent interview here:
Next, Lisa appeared on City TV’s Breakfast Television! You can watch that interview, which includes a scene from the film, here:
And finally, Lisa chats with Tracy Koga on Shaw TV’s Go Winnipeg. That is yet to be posted online, but I’ll be sure to share the link when I get it!
We have been accepted to a few more film festivals! Very exciting. We are an Official Selection at the Love Your Shorts Film Festival in Sanford, Florida. We are screening there at 10:30am on February 15th 2014. We are also an Official Selection at the Vancouver Island Short Film Festival which takes place in Nanaimo, BC on Feb 7/8. Purchase tickets here, just $15 or $10 for students!
Thanks everyone for supporting us. Funders DVD’s have been autographed by Jacob Tremblay and pawtographed by Falcor the Ferret. DVD’s start shipping next week!
I received some great news today! The Magic Ferret is an Official Selection at the 2014 Winnipeg Real to Reel Film Festival! We will be screening on February 22nd and 23rd. The festival takes place in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. Here is their website for more details. They will announce showtimes / details soon!
We released the trailer on Friday, Nov 15th and in just under 3 days we have just over 3 THOUSAND views on Youtube! People are excited to see The Magic Ferret! We would have released it sooner but it took awhile to find the perfect song. Juno award winner Emilie Mover’s “Made For Each Other” was a perfect fit! Check it out and please share it with your friends! Support indie films!
Wow, amazing news guys! We got into our first film festival! The Magic Ferret is an Official Selection at the 2014 Children’s Film Festival Seattle! Technically the film is not completed yet, but they were able to judge us by a ‘work in progress’ screener and loved it! We’ve been submitting to as many festivals as we can afford to so hopefully this is the first of many to come. Stay tuned for details on our exact screening date soon but it will be sometime between Jan 23 – Feb 4.
We are in the final stages of post-production now! The picture is locked and we are just working on music, color and sound. When these are completed, the next step will be to start pressing those DVD’s so we can ship them out to all our funders and customers who have pre-ordered the DVD!
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