This month has been a big one for Follow My Steps. Most exciting is news that the short film has been accepted into the DOC NYC film festival, and is scheduled to screen on November 20th at 7:15 pm at the IFC Center on 6th Avenue. It is a great honor to be included in this year's festival. Follow My Steps will be screened alongside four other short films as part of the, "Shorts: The kids are all right" programming.
These five shorts capture the honesty and wisdom of youth. Cancer upends a dancer’s dreams in Like a Dance (USA, 6 min., Jill Orschel). Follow My Steps (USA, 16 min., Andrew Hida) details a friendship between a 13-year-old and a 21-year-old, bonded by physical disability. An undocumented young woman shares her story in I Was Born in Mexico, But…(USA, 12 min., Corey Ohama). Classroom and playground culture clash when a young Native American boy moves to Norway in Eagle Boy (Norway, 27 min., Gry Elisabeth Mortensen). A group of Native children guide strangers through their remote island community in Dogs on a Beach (Canada, 23 min., Spencer Gilley & Andrew Hovi). - DOC NYC, 2013
Please join me that evening for an exciting night. Both Andrew Cunningham and Tony Reuter will be in attendance to see their story on the big screen. Tickets are on sale now!
In addition to this upcoming screening, Follow My Steps has been included in the Reel Health International Health Short Film Festival in Melbourne, Australia; selected for this year's AI-AP Motion Art Awards in New York City; and honored with "Special Recognition for Documentary" by The San Francisco International Festival of Short Films.
This project is very dear to my heart. I am inspired, honored, and encouraged that this project has received such great attention and has been shared with commnities across the globe. I hope these two boys' story will have a lasting impact.
I hope to see you at DOC NYC in a few weeks. Thanks!