Great news! We will have an official film premiere at a renowned festival this time! Today we’ve received confirmation from the Netherlands Film Festival that they’ve accepted Sintel in competition and as a premiere event! The NFF is the biggest film event in the Netherlands, with all our movie stars and crews visiting, and with daily TV coverage.
The festival opens 22nd september, premiere date will be known end of July.
Our planning will roughly remain the same though, to be ready mid july (yes, in three weeks!). However, two people will stay longer to help getting the best finals rendered in August, do color/contrast correction and ensure the 35mm copy is being made. In the August/September period the DVD authoring will also begin, and the 4k rendering could start even. Around the official premiere the DVDs should go to print, and we intend to put the film online right after the festival as well.
Since most of the crew will fly back home around the 20th of July, we thought it would be great fun to organize a goodbye party for the Durian team, and a ‘finals screening’ for everyone who’s helped us out in the past 10 months. Also our loyal (dvd) sponsors are welcome to attend this event! Here’s the where and how:
Durian Finals Party
Sunday, July 18th, 20:30h
Studio K Cinema
Timorplein 62, Amsterdam
There are limited seats and we’ll work with a guest list. To get on the guest list is easy, just email me (ton at blender org) your Durian DVD order number, and I’ll return your guest list number! Seems fair eh? 🙂
Also note that we will show an unfinished film with an unfinished soundtrack. Only in September we’ll be ready for sure!