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Black Out to screen at the LSFF


‘Black Out’ will be screening as part of the London Short Film Festival at the Roxy Bar & Screen on Saturday January 18th 2013 at 12.30pm. The festival is also showing a retrospective of Eva’s other work on January 15th at the ICA.


For more information about the festival and the retrospective, please go here.



More festival screenings for Black Out


‘Black Out’ will be screening at Message to Man in St Petersburg in September, Margaret Mead Film Festival in New York in October as well as This Human World in Vienna in December.


You can find more information about the different screenings on the Margaret Mead, Message for Man and This Human World websites.



Black Out at Tales from Planet Earth


‘Black Out’ will be screening as part of Tales from Planet Earth at the University of Wisconsin/Madison at the beginning of October 2013. The director, Eva Weber, will also take part in an Innovation Lab, sponsored by Chicken & Egg Pictures.


For more information, please go here.



Black Out opens the EIDF in Korea


‘Black Out’ was the opening film at the 10th EBS International Documentary Film Festival in Seoul, Korea. ‘Black Out’, ‘The Solitary Life of Cranes’, ‘Night Peace’ and ‘Steel Homes’ were also broadcast on EBS during the festival.



Black Out wins at Open City in London


Eva has been awarded the Best Emerging UK Director Award for ‘Black Out’ at the Open City Film Festival in London.


For more information about the awards, go here.



Hollywood Reporter Review of Black Out


“An eye-opening doc that reflects the day-to-day realities of privation through the unexpectedly bright prism of youthful response”


Check out the full review here.



Black Out wins at CinemAmbiente


We are absolutely delighted that ‘Black Out’ has won the Award for Best Medium Length Documentary at Cinemambiente in Italy.


The jury said the following: “Starting from the problem of lack of accessibility to electricity, the film proceeds with formal elegance and sensitivity to the vision of a community in search of its future. Despite the paradoxical situation of a country where political and economic corruption is rife, the film gives a poetic portrait of the daily quest for hope.”


Check out the full list of award winners here.



Black Out at the East End Film Festival


‘Black Out’ will screen on Sunday June 30th as part of the East End Film Festival’s Documentary afternoon.


For tickets and more information about our screening, go here.



Preview of Black Out at Open City in London


‘Black Out’ will be screened as preview/work-in-progess at Open City Film Festival in London. The film will be presented as part of One World Echoes in collaboration with One World Prague, Czech Centre London, and Frontline Club.


For more information about our screening at Open City, go here.



Black Out to screen at LA Film Fest


We are so happy that ‘Black Out’ will screen as part of the international showcase at LA Film Fest. The international showcase highlights innovative independent narrative and documentary features from outside the United States. LA Film Fest runs from June 13-23 2013.


For more information about the line up of this year’s LA Film Fest, go here.



Black Out at Doxa in Canada


‘Black Out’ will screen at Doxa Documentary Film Festival in May 2013.


For more information about the screening at Doxa, go here.



Black Out wins Jury Award at Aljazeera Film Festival


We are delighted that ‘Black Out’ has won the Jury Award (Medium Film) at 9th Aljazeera International Documentary Film Festival.  We had an absolutely amazing time at the festival, thank you so much.


For a full list of the winning films, go here.



Polish Premiere of Black Out at Planete + Doc


‘Black Out’ will receive its Polish premiere at the 10th Planete + Doc Film Festival in May 2013. The festival runs from May 9 to May 19, and Black Out will be screening on May 14 at 21.00, May 15 at 18.00  and May 19 at 16.00  at the Kinoteka.


For more information about our screenings, go here.



North American Premiere of Black Out at Full Frame


We are delighted that ‘Black Out’ will screen at Full Frame on Saturday, April 6th at 10 am. The festival will take place in Durham between April 4 - 7, 2013.


For more information about Full Frame, go here.



Black Out at Movies That Matter


We are delighted that ‘Black Out’ will screen Movies That Matter Festival in Holland, March 21-27th 2013. 6th at 10 am.



Black Out wins in Paris


We are delighted that ‘Black Out’ won the Award for Best Short Documentary at Environmental Film Festival in Paris. Thank you so much to the organisers, jury members and audiences who came to see the film there.



Black Out at One World in Prague


‘Black Out’ will screen at the One World Festival in Prague in March of this year.


For screening times and more information about the festival, please go here.



French Premiere of Black Out at FIFE


‘Black Out’ will receive its French premiere at the 30th International Environmental Film Festival at the end of February. Eva will be in Paris for the screenings between Saturday 23rd and Monday 25th 2013.


For screening times, please go here



Screening of Black Out in Conakry, Guinea


Eva recently went back to Guinea, to present the film at two screenings organised by UNICEF/Guinea, and take part in a panel discussions. The screenings were attended by government officials, local NGO’s, representatives of children/parent organisations and contributors to the film. UNICEF is hoping the screenings will kickstart a debate around education in the country.


For pictures from the screenings, please go to our Facebook page.



Black Out to receive Liberty Grant from Chicken & Egg Pictures


We are delighted that our film ‘Black Out’ will receive a liberty grant from Chicken & Egg Pictures, allowing us to complete our audio sound production.  We would like to thank Chicken & Egg Pictures for their continued support for our film.


For more information about Chicken & Egg Pictures and the award, please go here.



Black Out and Autlook Films


We are incredibly happy that our film ‘Black Out’ was picked up by Autlook Films for international distribution on the first day of IDFA’s Docs for Sale market.


For more information about Autlook, please go here.



World Premiere of Black Out at IDFA


We are delighted our 47-minute film ‘Black Out’ will receive its world premiere in the mid-length competition at IDFA.


A co-production between Odd Girl Out Production, HSI London and Animal Monday, the film is set in Guinea, West Africa. A literal and metaphorical journey towards enlightenment, ‘Black Out’ show how children reconcile their daily lives in Guinea, one of the world’s poorest countries, with their desire to learn.


We will be at IDFA between November 15th and November 22nd 2012. Please contact us if you are in Amsterdam and would like to meet.


A trailer of the film can be seen here.



Screening of Night, Peace at Starz Denver


Our short film ‘Night, Peace’ will be screening at Starz Denver Film Festival on Friday, November 2nd and Sunday, 4th, 2012.


For tickets, please go here.



Screening of Night, Peace at Barbican


Our short film ‘Night, Peace’ will be screening on Tuesday, June 26th 2012, at the Barbican. A contemplative study in movement and sound, the film takes the viewer on a journey into the London night, and explores the eerie isolation and fragile peace of a nocturnal urban landscape.


The film will be part of the programme: London - Hidden City. The film was commissioned by CREATE and made in association with Passion Pictures.


More information about the event can be found on the Barbican website.



Ghost Wives receives WorldView/CBA

Project Development Funding


We are delighted that our film ‘Ghost Wives’, a fiction/documentary hybrid, has received development funding from WorldView/CBA.


We are planning our first research trip to China later this summer.



Black Out selected for

Docs in Progress at Visions du Réel


Our film ‘Black Out’ has been selected for the Docs in Progress section of Visions du Réel. A rough cut of the film will be shown to a panel of industry experts for feedback and advice. The film is co-production with HSI London and Animal Monday.


More information on all selected projects can be found here.



Night Haunts shortlisted for

Film London’s Microwave Scheme


We are delighted that our film ‘Night Haunts’, based on the book by Sukhdev Sandhu, has been selected for Film London’s Microwave Microschool for further development.


The film is produced by Nicole Stott and a co-production with Passion Pictures.


More information on all shortlisted projects can be found on the Film London website.



Black Out awarded

Puma.Creative Catalyst Award


We are very happy that our documentary ‘Black Out’ will be supported by a Puma.Creative Catalyst Award (in partnership with BRITDOC).


We have also joined forces with Animal Monday and HSI London to produce the film.



Rooftop Film / Chicken & Egg

Short Film Grant for Black Out


We are delighted that our documentary ‘Black Out’ has been chosen for the Rooftop Films / Chicken & Egg Short Film Grant.


Set in Guinea, this evocative and poignant film will show how children reconcile their daily lives in one of the world’s poorest countries with their desire to learn.



Life in Transit supported by the

MEDIA programme of the European Union


We are delighted that Eva Weber’s new feature documentary ‘Life in Transit’ was awarded development funding through the MEDIA programme of the European Union.


More details here.



Odd Girl Out Productions move from

East End to Greenwich


We have moved from our old offices in East London to Greenwich as one of a number of businesses supported by Ravensbourne’s Incubation scheme.


Our new address is: Odd Girl Out Productions Ltd, c/o Ravensbourne, The Hub - Enterprise and Innovation Centre, 6 Penrose Way, London SE10 0EW, United Kingdom.


Our old landline is now no longer working. All other contact details stay the same.



The Solitary Life of Cranes wins at

Aljazeera Film Festival


We are incredibly happy that our film ‘The Solitary Life of Cranes’ has won the Jury Award at Aljazeera International Documentary Film Festival. The film was screened in Doha, Qatar, at the end of April.



Life in Transit supported by

UK Film Council Development Grant


We are delighted that Eva Weber’s new feature documentary ‘Life in Transit’ is being developed with the support of the UK Film Council.


Odd Girl Out Productions is working with Nicole Stott at Passion Pictures on the development of the film, with John Battsek at Passion Pictures and Simon at Red Box Films attached as Executive Producers.


More details to follow soon!



The Solitary Life of Cranes on More4


Our film ‘The Solitary Life of Cranes’ received its UK television premiere on More4 on Tuesday, December 8th at 10 pm.


The film was pick-of-the-day in Time Out, and had great reviews in The Guardian, The Times, Daily Express and Daily Mail, amongst others.


“Lovely, light-handed and lyrical” Time Out

“Hypnotic” The Guardian


If you missed the film, you can still see on 4oD.



The Solitary Life of Cranes nominated for the IDA Distinguished Short Award


We are very excited that our film ‘The Solitary Life of Cranes’ has been selected as a nominee for the International Documentary Association’s Distinguished Short Award this year. Only four films have been nominated for this award.


The winner of the award will be announced at the 2009 IDA Documentary Awards on Friday, December 4th at the DGA in Los Angeles.


For more information or to purchase tickets to the awards show, go here.



More good news for The Solitary Life of Cranes


We are delighted to announce that ‘The Solitary Life of Cranes’ has won the Short Film Jury Prize for Expanding the Idea of ‘Environmental’ Film at EcoFocus Film Festival, the Award for ‘A Short Film on the Topic Set by the Organizer’ at the Festival of Short Minimalist Films - Kota 2023, and the Award for Best Short Documentary at DocuDays.


The film has also been selected for the Documentary Film Panorama at the International Film Festival of the Art of Cinematography PLUS CAMERIMAGE. The 17th edition of the festival will take place from 28th November to 5th December 2009 in Lodz, Poland.


The film will also be screened at a host of other festivals worldwide in November, including Starz Denver, Foyle, Kerry, Sevilla and Margaret Mead.


Check out our Facebook page for more details.



Steel Homes selected for the 45th

Chicago International Film Festival


Our film Steel Homes’ has been selected for the 45th Chicago International Film Festival.


Chicago is North America’s oldest competitive international film festival, and we are very proud to be part of this year’s line-up.


The film will be screened on Wednesday, October 14th at 4 pm and Sunday, October 18th at 4 pm. Both screenings will be held at the AMC River East 21 (322 E. Illinois St.).


For screening times of the film or to buy tickets, go here.



The Solitary Life Of Cranes part of this year’s Telluride Film Festival line-up


We are very proud that our film ‘The Solitary Life of Cranes’ has been selected for the 36th Telluride Film Festival.


The film will screen on Saturday, 5th September at 6.45 at the Chuck Jones’ Theatre. Both Samantha and Eva will be present for the screening.


The film will also be shown as part of Telluride by the Sea later this month.  Each year, Bill and Stella Pence, Tom Luddy, and Gary Meyer chose six programmes from the Telluride Film Festival that they feel provide audiences with a feel of the festival for Telluride by the Sea.


For screening times of the film or to buy tickets, go here.



The Solitary Life Of Cranes selected to screen in IDA's Docuweeks


We are delighted that our film ‘The Solitary Life of Cranes’ has been selected for DocuWeeks. By participating in DocuWeeks our film will qualify for the Oscars!


DocuWeeks, run by the International Documentary Association (IDA), was  developed to give outstanding new feature and short documentaries an  opportunity to qualify for Oscar consideration by providing theatrical platforms where their films can be seen. Since 1997, DocuWeeks has qualified at least 133 short and feature length documentaries for the awards race, among them the Oscar winners 'Smile Pinki' and 'Taxi to the Dark Side'.


Please support this theatrical showcase of our film by joining our Facebook page for the film and forwarding this information to anyone else you know who might be interested in the film or lives in LA.


For more information, visit www.thesolitarylifeofcranes.com or join our Facebook page for the film here.


For screening times of the film or to buy tickets, go here.



Steel Homes selected  for the Sundance Institute’s Art House Project


We feel very honoured that ‘Steel Homes’ has been selected to screen as part of the Sundance Institute’s Art House Project.


The Art House Project was created in 2005 to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of Sundance Institute and pay tribute to Art House theatres nationwide. Seventeen art house theatres across the United States are united as the Sundance Institute Art House Project. ‘Steel Homes’ will screen as part of a Sundance Film Festival programmed series of short films.


For more information about the Sundance Institute Art House Project and a list of participating cinemas, visit the Sundance website.


You can also read more about the Sundance Institute Art House project here.