Cannes Short Film Corner

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AUT University Journalism Publication “TE WAHA NUI” this week featured an article on Dimi’s Cannes trip;

Happy and humbled – director of dark film heads for bright lights of Cannes

By ⋅ May 10, 2012

An Auckland-based filmmaker is off to this year’s Cannes Film Festival after successfully fundraising for his trip on the internet.


Dimi Nakov is “happy and humbled”
about the success of his short film,
Blindside.  Photo: Supplied

Dimi Nakov, director and producer of Blindside, is “happy and humbled” that his short film is included in this year’s Cannes Short Film Corner digital library.

This inclusion allows Nakov to join film workshops and networking events during the festival and is also an opportunity to sell future projects to international film buyers.

Blindside, a dark film about domestic abuse in Kiwi households, was self-funded by Nakov who was hesitant at first to attend the festival.

Read the full article here

HUGE THANK YOU TO EVERYONE involved with all 3 shorts and everyone who helped me to get to Cannes to promote BLINDSIDE and a few other Projects. Also I wish I was part of this year 48 Hour Challenge in New Zealand. https://www.facebook.com/48Hours.co.nz

BLINDSIDE:
IMDb Page: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2125453/combined
You Tube Page: http://www.youtube.com/user/BLINDSIDETHEMOVIE
Follow Us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/#!/BlindSideNZ
BLINDSIDE Website: http://blindside.co.nz/

The tremendous support given to the indiegogo.com Get Dimi to Cannes 2012 fundraising campaign, we are now happy to be able to confirm that Dimi Nakov has now booked his flights and accommodation.

The fund was the idea of Phil Grieves (Zodiac Entertainment) and Kay Rayner  (Earthwire Productions).
Jonathon Rayner-Burt (Earthwire Productions) set it up and administered the campaign.

Our sincere thanks are due to them and to every single person who contributed to the campaign.

Thank you all so much!

Now Dimi is deep into preparations for his trip to make absolutely sure that he makes the most of this fantastic opportunity.  He hopes to be able to meet with the many like-minded people who go to Cannes and make some valuable contacts, with the ultimate aim of helping Zodiac Entertainment to produce high quality projects from its extensive slate.

Attending the Cannes Short Film Corner is a huge deal for the BlindSide team.  It means a lot for us to be part of this amazing collection of short films.  It’s great opportunity for our director Dimi Nakov to be able to network and further promote BlindSide.  Thanks to the fundraiser on IndieGoGo, created by Kay Rayner and Phil Greeves and curated by Jonathon Rayner-Burt, the BlindSide Team can secure some of the funds necessary to cover airfare, accommodation and food for Dimi whilst attending Cannes.

If you have few minutes please share the video and the fundraiser link.  Even doing this small thing for us is a great help.

INDIEGOGO FUNDRAISER LINK: http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/86426?c=home&a=38035

And the BlindSide picture has been given a gold upgrade…