We’re very pleased that The Raven On The Jetty won the Jury Award at the Madrid International Film Festival 2014. The announcement was made at the awards ceremony on the 19 July 2014 in Madrid. Though I was able to attend the screening of the film and take part in a Q & A earlier in the week, I was, unfortunately, not able to attend the awards ceremony itself.
The festival consisted of a week of screenings, including feature films, short films and documentaries, from around the world. The festival is primarily aimed at the independent film community, distributors and sales agents, internationally, and I met quite a few filmmakers and agents from around the world, including the US, UK, India, Jordan, Ukraine, South Korea, Denmark and Spain.
Reactions to The Raven On The Jetty were very positive and we had a lively Q & A session following the screening. There were some excellent films in competition and it was therefore especially pleasing to win the Jury Award. This is also a particularly good prize to win, as it reflects on the totality of the film and the wonderful contribution made by everyone involved in its making. Well done to everyone!
The show goes on. We’re very much looking forward to releasing the film later in 2014. In the meantime, we will keep everyone informed of future festivals.