Since making its festival debut last August at Horror Channel FrightFest, Blood Shed has been selected for more than 30 festivals across the globe, winning 6 awards and garnering many more nominations. Our latest win in February was the Best International Short award at Nevermore Film Festival in North Carolina.
Blood Shed has been selected for two Oscar qualifying festivals in the USA. The first is Nashville Film Festival – one of the longest-running film festivals in the US and one of the most acclaimed in the South. Blood Shed screens with Found Footage 3D on 18th & 19th May. Nashville had nearly 5000 short film submissions this year, selecting just 215, and Blood Shed is competing as part of the Graveyard Shift competition.
The second qualifier is Seattle International Film Festival! It’s the largest and most highly-attended festival in the USA and the selection of films this year is not to be missed. Blood Shed screens on 26th May as part of the Terror Internationale block. Seattle have screened several of our previous films – Connie, Crazy For You and Severance.
We’ve agreed a licensing deal with Shorts International to broadcast ConnieandCrazy For Youon ShortsTV in North America, Europe and South Asia for five years from late 2018. Both films will also shortly be added to the ShortsTV online stores on Amazon (UK, USA and Germany) and iTunes (in over 80 countries) for purchase.
We’re excited to be working with Shorts International as ShortsTV is the world’s first 24/7 HD TV channel dedicated to shorts, and currently available to approximately 25 million homes worldwide. We’re thrilled that our short films will reach such a wide audience beyond the film festival circuit.
Blood Shedhad its World Premiere at Horror Channel Frightfest on 27th August and was a great success! It was a joy to see so many happy, shed-fancying, Kickstarter supporters at the screening at the Prince Charles Cinema in Leicester Square, London.
We were really moved by the support, and overjoyed at the laughs and cheers that filled the cinema screen. Thanks so much to all who attended.
We’ve also had a flurry of great reviewsfollowing the screening! Here are a couple of links and extracts:
“Loaded with laughs and gore to satisfy in this very niche sub-genre you never knew you needed.”
Blood Shed has been selected for the Wimbledon International Short Film Festival 2017, which takes place in October. We’re one of just fourteen shorts selected from across the globe. This is one of the UK’s top ten short film festivals (Metro), so we’re thrilled to be included, but we’re also nominated for the coveted Best London Filmmaker award, and also eligible for the Best Short Film and Audience awards.
And hot off the press, we’ve just heard the film has been selected for the Kerry Film Festival in Ireland, also in October. This is a long-running festival supported and endorsed by luminaries such as Paul Greengrass, Finola Dwyer, Jeremy Irons, Liam Neeson, Maureen O’Hara, John Moore and Mark Bomback. A great festival for our Irish Premiere!
We have more festival announcements coming up that we can’t reveal just yet, but all will be listed on the Blood Shedscreenings page on the official website.
It looks like the shed will be very busy over the coming months – maybe she needs a secretary…