Short Film

Short Film

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

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…

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

We are pleased to announce that BlindSide has been accepted to the Cannes Short Film Corner 2012, as part of the 65th Festival de Cannes 2012. The Cannes Short Film Corner is an area where accredited guests, film buyers, film festival programmers, producers and sales agents come to watch the selected short films in the digital film library. We are very honoured to be part of this collection.

Help us get the Director and Producer, Dimi Nakov, to Cannes to attend the festival so he can promote BlindSide and Zodiac Entertainment’s other projects: http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/86426?a=38035