Korea and Camden spread love for Almost There

Almost There has been announced as an official selection of the 2015 Camden International Film Festival, which will take place September 17-20, 2015 throughout Camden, Rockport and Rockland, Maine.

The great news marks another high point in the award-winning film's superb US festival tour, which continues this weekend with a screening at the Middlebury New Filmmakers Festival (MNFF), on Saturday, August 29 at 1:30pm. Get tickets. Other upcoming announced screenings include the Big Eddy Film Festival, on Saturday, September 19 at 6:30 p.m; the Milwaukee Film Festival (screening on Saturday, September 26, Tuesday 29, and Sunday October 4); and at Louisville IF Film Festival, which runs October 1-3.

But the undeniable highlight of this week - and perhaps the film's festival tour so far - has been its incredible reception at its Asian festival premiere at South Korea's EBS Documentary Festival (EIDF) and a broadcast on the EBS channel. Co-directors Aaron Wickenden and Dan Rybicky are in S. Korea now, with a final screening on Sunday, September 30 to come, and they are having an amazing time, and drawing a great response.

See some highlights of their highly anticipated trip detailed below, including an interview with the Korea Herald in which Aaron Wickenden states: “One of the key things about (Kartemquin’s) style of filmmaking is that it’s not looking for specific answers to questions, but ... to give the audience room to ask themselves these things. The way those (questions) ripple through people’s lives ... can have more of an impact than if you give answers.”

Thanks for this write-up, 제12회 EBS 국제다큐영화제8월24-30일! Aaron and Dan have safely made it to South Korea and are so excited for the film's Asian premiere this week! More soon!!!

Posted by Almost There Project on Friday, August 21, 2015

Opening night ceremonies at 제12회 EBS 국제다큐영화제8월24-30일 were like waking up in the most beautiful dream. An 8 foot circular...

Posted by Almost There Project on Monday, August 24, 2015

At our press conference yesterday for 제12회 EBS 국제다큐영화제8월24-30일 we were asked a number of astute questions about the...

Posted by Almost There Project on Tuesday, August 25, 2015

News just in from across the pond(s)... we're playing Camden International Film Festival next month! This started us on...

Posted by Almost There Project on Thursday, August 27, 2015

We're screening right now in South Korea at 제12회 EBS 국제다큐영화제8월24-30일! Here's a photo they just tweeted of Dan doing some...

Posted by Almost There Project on Thursday, August 27, 2015

The minute leading up to our national broadcast last night on Korean Public TV 제12회 EBS 국제다큐영화제8월24-30일. Then just like...

Posted by Almost There Project on Thursday, August 27, 2015

This afternoon we got to meet "Mr. Lee" the artist who made the beautiful cartoon postcard for us for 제12회 ebs국제다큐영화제 /...

Posted by Almost There Project on Friday, August 28, 2015

Film festival highlights rise of 'creative documentaries'. Full article from the The Korea Herald here: http://www.koreaherald.com/view.php?ud=20150827000995

Posted by Almost There Project on Friday, August 28, 2015