A quick personal note to say that I'm on my way to London, I can hear the gate calling! You'll see below that we are fundraising again, this time to bring Selvi to some of the festivals where the film is screening, and also for the film's social impact campaign. We're doing this through Indiegogo,
though in a very unorthodox way. We are not offering perks. None. Every cent minus the Indiegogo fees will go directly to the work we are doing. Many of you have been asking how to contribute, I hope you'll find this a simple way.
Hope to see you at one of our screenings soon, Elisa
And from Team Selvi. Hereâ€™s the latest excitementâ€¦
Weâ€™re so chuffed â€“ the World Premiere
of Driving with Selvi will take place at the Raindance Film Festival this coming Monday
! We canâ€™t wait to share the film with all our friends in London, UK:
: Monday, 28 September, 18:00
: Wednesday, September 30, 15:50
(both screenings): Vue Picadilly
Elisa will be in attendance for both screenings and Q&As. Tickets
have gone on sale! Itâ€™s an intimate theatre, so if you are planning to come, please get your ticket early. If you are going to be there, let us know, or make sure to say hello to Elisa.
MORE FESTIVAL NEWS
We now have dates for the following festivals â€“ and tickets are already on sale for some of them.
Elisa will be in attendance for all but Charleston (see note about Selvi).
Edmonton International Film Festival,
Saturday, October 3, 16:00
: Landmark Cinemas City Centre 9
: Available day of the screening, beginning at 12:30 pm at the box office located next to the theatre
Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival
Hot Springs, USA
Sunday, Oct 11, 13:30
: Arlington Hotel, Main Theater
: At hotel box office or City Council chambers.
UNAFF (United Nations Association Film Festival)
, Palo Alto, USA (opening night!)
Thursday, October 15, program starts at18:30 (film screens at 20:30 as part of the program)
: Aquarius Theater, 430 Emerson St
: Available here
Margaret Mead Film Festival
, New York City, USA.
Sunday, October 25, 15:00
: American Museum of Natural History
: Available here
or can be purchased by calling (212) 769-5200.
Charleston International Film Festival,
Charleston, North Carolina, USA,
Sunday, November 8, 13:00
: Charleston Music Hall
: Buy now
More very exciting festival announcements to come
â€“ stay tuned for our next newsletter, or get up-to-the-minute news on Facebook
CAN YOU HELP BRING SELVI TO SCREENINGS?
Our goal is to get Selvi to the US, Canada, one European country, and our Indian Premiere (details on that coming soon!), and of course the festivals are very keen to have her there. While a few festivals do pay some costs for travel, many only pay a small portion or are unable to contribute at all. Selviâ€™s presence at the screenings will help to shine a much more powerful beacon on the issue of gender equality and make our festival run more successful â€“ and this is key because in the world of docs, a successful festival launch is critical to a filmâ€™s longevity and impact. Festivals grow a filmâ€™s international community, create opportunities for critical acclaim, attract key decision makers and partners, and provide needed credentials for a filmâ€™s future. But most importantly, imagine the experience for Selvi!
Thanks so much to those who have already offered your help to get Selvi on stage. Weâ€™re still looking for more financial contributions and donations of airline point flights to support her travel. Click here to contribute
(our campaign goal for Selvi's travel: $9,630) or you can make a donation by PayPal
or Interac transfer
. We can also accept direct bank transfers
â€“ please email
us for deposit details, or feel free to get in touch with any other questions.
Weâ€™re thrilled to say Elisa wrapped post-production on the film last week. Hereâ€™s a nice photo of her holding the DCP copy (a special format used by theatres only) that many of our festivals will use to screen the film.
HEY, we have a snazzy new website... check it out
All the best,
- Elisa, Selvi, Julia, and the whole Driving with Selvi Team