Today was the first day of film screenings at the International Filmmaker Festival of World Cinema London. I met many great filmmakers and watched a dozen or so short films. A few of them stood out:
W 3sixty5 (USA) - Directed by Shane Ries
Nighthawks (China) - Directed by Gianpaolo Lupori
Borderline (Italy) - Directed by Luca Tobia Forcignano Serri
Someone (Russia) - Directed by Alena Spirina
Summer of Tom (France) - Directed by David Lueza
My favorite film of the day was Summer of Tom. A beautifully shot romantic comedy about two neighbors who meet one afternoon and have an instant connection that quickly goes awry when the woman's ex lover comes back into her life.
Its been interesting to connect with other indie filmmakers from around the globe. Each of us on our own path intersecting at this moment in London.
Tomorrow, Forgiveness is a Weapon will screen. I am looking forward to share it with so many people from all over the world.