Antarctica: A Year On Ice: Final Cinematic Polish, and Some Release Dates for A Year On Ice
Final Cinematic Polish, and Some Release Dates for A Year On Ice
Some significant updates on the status of the movie:
I'm going to be spending most of January with Simon Price to finish off the final edit on the film. The feedback we got from the preview screenings at the Ice Fest was great, and will help a lot with the final edit. From there Plan 9 and Tim Prebble will be doing their magic on the sound track with additional music work and sound design.
The final movie will be released as part of the New Zealand Film Festival in July, and will tour as part of that. It will be hitting the international film festival circuit for the second half of the year also.
In the US you will also have the chance later on to book the movie in your local theatre via Tugg.com. They work by you booking the movie yourself, then just making sure the minimum number of seats required for that venue are sold in advance. So for example if it is a 40 seat theatre, you may need to only get together 12 people to confirm the screening. As an added bonus, you get 5% of the door sales for helping promote the film. If you think you can fill a 200 seat venue, all the better. It will be a great way for Antarcticans to show the place off to friends and family. The exact timing of this is still to be sorted out, as some distributors and some of the bigger festivals require no prior screenings in the area before they will host it, so the specific dates aren't nailed down just yet, but I'll be sure to let you all know.
Thanks again to everyone for your support!
Posted by Anthony and Christine Powell at 12/1/2012 8:53 PM Categories: uncategorized
Winner: Grand Jury Selection Best Film Laughlin International Film Festival
Winner: Peoples Choice Best Film Scottsdale International Film Festival
Winner: Best Documentary Bel-Air Film Festival
Winner: Best Documentary Twin Cities Film Festival
Winner: Best Documentary Orlando Film Festival
Winner: Best Documentary Calgary International Film Festival
Winner: Best Documentary Indie Fest USA
Winner: Best Documentary Eugene International Film Festival
Winner: Best Documentary Red Dirt Film Festival
Winner: Best Documentary Foyle Film Festival UK
Winner: Best Documentary Louisville Festival of Film
Winner: Best Cinematography Indie Fest USA
Winner: Discovery Award Best First Film (Documentary Category) Calgary International Film Festival
Winner: Best Adventure Reel Breckenridge Film Festival
Finalist New Zealand Film Awards: Best Documentary, Best Documentary Director, Best Documentary Cinematography, Best Documentary Editing. (winners TBA)
Official Selection: New Zealand International Film Festival, Aspen Film Festival, San Diego Film Festival, Explorers Club New York, Calgary International Film Festival, Edmonton International Film
Festival, Commffest Toronto, Lowell International Film Festival, Tacoma International Film Festival, Bel-Air International Film Festival, Scottsdale International Film Festival, Breckenridge Film
Festival, Bend Film Fest, Orlando Film Festival, Naples International Film Festival, Louisville International Film Festival, Laughlin International Film Festival, Twin Cities Film Festival, Banff
Mountain Film Festival, St Louis International Film Festival, Brisbane International Film Festival, Foyle Film Festival, Sedona Film Festival, Yosemite Range of Light Film Festival, Docpoint Helsinki
Anthony Powell has been working in Antarctica with his wife Christine for many years.
After over 10 years of filming, they have just finished making the feature length film Antarctica: A Year On Ice. A visually stunning chronicle of what it is like to live in Antarctica for a full
year, including winters isolated from the rest of the world, and enduring months of darkness in the harshest place on Earth.
Anthony has had his work appear in numerous films and TV shows all over the world, and most recently featured in the Emmy Award winning BBC series Frozen Planet.