Time for a quick round up of the month of July, and what you can expect coming up from the NRFF2018!
Go fund us
One year ago we completed a crowdfunding campaign, and were congratulated by virtually everyone on the internet for doing so. In reality, we found little cause to celebrate; while we had received a couple of hundred pounds in donations which we remain thankful for, in order to get that out we had to actually borrow funds to ‘complete’ our kickstarter.
Now, our present crowdfunding exercise is almost half-way through its life-cycle, and honestly we are performing about the same. We will not be in a position to do the same again this year though. We need your help. The thing is, I know there are enough NRFF fans out there to actually make this happen, and damned comfortably too!
If every single follower on our facebook like page alone gave just £10, we would blast through our target. So don’t wait to support us – if you were thinking of backing us, help us build momentum before our deadline, do it now!
Alternatively, if you want to help us but are cash-strapped, such is the plight of the cinema-going proletariat, you can still boost our final push by backing our THUNDERCLAP. By signing up to share our message across Facebook and Twitter on the 23rd of August, you can literally help us reach hundreds of thousands of potential donors.
As we aim to bring our funding back like Lazarus, it seems appropriate to also bring up our big announcement of the week – made after the sad news that George A. Romero had passed away at the age of 77.
To commemorate his career, and to celebrate the 50th anniversary of his legendary debut, we will be screening Night of the Living Dead at our festival in May. The movie embodies the two themes of our next festival perfectly – featuring a savage analysis of the Divided States of America, and the spring of youth in revolt that occured in 1968, across the world. More information on tickets, guests, etc will be released soon, so stay tuned!
The director of last year’s Best Short Documentary Dyab has seen the film go from strength to strength since the movie’s victory at our festival last August. In a new interview for the NRFF, Mazin Sherabayani told us about what’s happened since the amazing story of children’s courage in a Kurdish refugee camp screened at NRFF2016. The article is the first in a series of updates on our 2016 alumni, and believe me, these people have gone on to big things! You can read the whole piece here.