I've entered Halina into a good handful of festivals so far, and our first acceptance comes from one of the best ones: The Long Island International Film Expo!
Now obviously, this is a personal achievement for me because we're being recognized by the film community from my own home (which is Long Island) and because this festival helped put Purgatory Comics on a path to distribution back in 2010 . . . but also, this is a tremendous win for the entire cast and crew on a much grander scale. LIIFE is one of the most legit festivals I've ever found and it continues to grow exponentially every year. Being accepted for a screening is a major victory for Halina, and I can't think of a better place to premiere this short on a big screen. Plus, celebrities!
Even more of an honor: Halina will screen the opening night of the festival at the Bellmore Movies! The worldwide premiere of Halina will be Friday, July 10th at 6:45 pm. There will be an online service to buy advanced tickets soon, and I'll put the link up on this blog.
Congratulations to the cast and crew of Halina for this win, and thank you to the Long Island International Film Expo for inviting us to be a part of the 2015 festival. What great news!!!