My short film Two Strangers Who Meet Five Times reached over 60 film festivals around the world (mainly in 2018) and won nearly a third of those for best short film - either voted for by a jury or by the audience. See the full list of festivals at the bottom of this post.
Winning the audience award for the best short at Dinard in France was a highlight. Dinard is a special place. It's a unique festival in that it showcases only British films but the French love it and the attendance and interest is significant. It's also a beautiful tourist destination with a gorgeous coastline. In the run up to a toxic Brexit, the timing of this film was good.
It's IMDB listing is here for the details of the cast and crew.
The film can now be viewed on Youtube, as well as Vimeo (below too). If you love it, share it!
It has touched so many people and is continuing to do so. I shared it on the Papadopoulos & Sons Facebook page and it was re-shared 100s of times.
Facebook love for Two Strangers here. Go to the the pinned post at the top and then scroll down the comments.
Constantine, my 10 year old son, asked to see these Facebook comments. In his words and to his surprise, he noted the absence of negative comments. "There's no hate here", he noted.
Two Strangers Who Meet Five Times screened at the following festivals throughout 2017 and 2018 - winning the following awards.
Los Angeles Film Awards
Paris Play Film Festival – WINNER BEST SHORT
LA Shorts Awards
Mindfield Film Festival, Albuquerque – WINNER BEST SHORT
San Luis Obispo International Film Festival – WINNER BEST NARRATIVE SHORT
New Jersey International Film Festival
Chandler International Film Festival
European Independent Film Award
Jaipur International Film Festival
Beaufort International Film Festival
Irvine International Film Festival
San Francisco Independent Film Festival
Sedona International Film Festival
Boulder International Film Festival
Newcastle Film Festival
Taos Shortz Film Fest – WINNER PEOPLE’S CHOICE
Omaha Film Festival – WINNER AUDIENCE AWARD FOR BEST SHORT FILM
Norwegian International Seagull Short film Festival
SHORT TO THE POINT International Short Film Festival Awards – WINNER BEST SCREENPLAY ANNUAL AWARDS
Beeston Film Festival – WINNER BEST DRAMATIC SHORT
Glass City Film Festival
Maryland International Film Festival – WINNER BEST SHORT FILM
Sunscreen Film Festival – WINNER JURY AWARD FOR BEST SHORT FILM
Julien Dubuque International Film Festival
Arizona International Film Festival
Solar Cinema Malta
Heartland Indy Shorts Film Festival
Self Propelled Short Film Festival
Newport Beach Film Festival
Ocean Coast Film Festival
Sioux Empire Film Festival
Hoboken International Film Festival
The Long Island International Film Expo – WINNER BEST FOREIGN SHORT
London Greek Film Festival
New Media Film Festival – WINNER AUDIENCE AWARD
Prescott Film Festival – WINNER JURY AWARD, BEST NARRATIVE SHORT
Kiev International Film Festival
Woods Hole Film Festival – WINNER BEST SHORT, DRAMA
SouthSide Film Festival
St Albans Film Festival
WorldFest-Houston International Film & Video Festival
Mexico City Independent Film Fest
Blue Whiskey Independent Film Festival – WINNER BEST NARRATIVE SHORT, DRAMA
Indie Street Film Festival
Dinard Film Festival – WINNER AUDIENCE AWARD
Manhattan Short Film Festival – WINNER (Gold Medal)
International Short Film Festival of Cyprus
San Jose International Short Film Festival - WINNER
Vasteras Film Festival
Byron Bay Film Festival
Royal Starr Film Festival - WINNER, BEST FOREIGN SHORT
Birmingham International Film Festival