Today Stephanie an me arrived here in Romania for the Transylvanian International Film Festival. Lionel, our son becomes 6 months tomorrow and this is the first plane ride for us three. All went well (no bytes yet.-). We got picked up at the airport and we were completely overwhelmed about the fact that they even thought of the child seat in the shuttle (which we can keep till the end of the trip). So a great welcome here in Cluj by the very well organised and gentle festival staff. The first impression of the town, especially the old town in which everything around TIFF takes place, is that it feels really cosy and charming. On our first walk through the town we liked the omnipresent posters of TIFF on which they have a bilingual festival say embedded, which reminds me of the Russian ferrytales my mother used to tell when I was a kid. It says:
“WHEN AT TIFF FILMS I WAS FED WATCHED THEM ALL TILL I DROPPED DEAD.”
Tomorrow I try to take a picture with my phone(here the promised pic).
Here the screening times of ‘Login2Life’ or in Romanian ‘A Doua Viaţă’. After the screening a Q & A follows (if the director shows up.-)
June 2nd 2012, 7.45 pm at Cinema Odeon 5 Cineplex Cluj-Napoca
June 3rd 2012, 12 pm at the beautiful Cinema Arta Cluj
Program and official TIFF Website here
Here a small post screening note: I have to compliment the Cluj audience. They showed up on midday thought 25°C and sunny conditions and then the Qs were the best I was ever asked after a L2L screening. Big props to you. Here some pics of the 1st Q&A (out of 2) and then much better of a very nice event which took place yesterday night: “Cine-concert Georges Méliès” outside of Cluj-Napoca (30km) in the yard of a wonderful ruined castle. All in all TIFF 2012 was one of the best fstivals I ever attended. Thx so much.
After doing doc research in US, I returned home and produced over a long weekend this answering clip for the online proposal of the German broadcaster ZDF. It was shot in the nice coffee house (a train cabin named ‘Empire’ Coffee) in Chico, CA. Thx to the great staff there allowing me to disturb (in public hours) their guests. We are among the 25 finalists of this Bodybits online proposal. On December, 12th this year we will know if the ‘das kleine Fernsehspiel’ decision makers like our project. For me it is an exciting time. Your previously given votes should convince them (because we finished as #1 in the voting) . Thank you. Meanwhile I hope you can enjoy our new developed phone interface.-) Please send us good vibes and thoughts.