Signal Documentary receives an Honourable Mention at Film Festival

Signal Documentary receives an Honourable Mention at Film Festival

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We are delighted to announce that The German Who Came to Tea short documentary has won the Documentary Honorable mention at Taos Shortz Film Fest.

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“Beautiful and moving. Perfectly edited. It is one of those films like Buena Vista Social Club which should be in the league of prescribed regular viewing. A fable for peace. Better than happiness pills, we both welled up at such a life enhancing tale of age and wisdom.”                                                                                                                                                                                        John Fox and Sue Gill, founders of Welfare State International

The German Who Came to Tea, our award winning short documentary continues its incredible success on the festival circuit winning the Honorable Mention for Documentary at Taos Film Festival in America. Made as part of ‘Cooke’s Creative Heritage’, a Heritage Lottery funded project which collected the oral histories of people from the Furness area, the film shows how a very local story can appeal to an international audience.

The German Who Came to Tea shares the story of local resident Annie Day who at 100 years old recalls how 70 years ago her young son brought a German prisoner of war home for Christmas dinner – marking the start of an enduring lesson in love, loss and acceptance. The film has screened at 20 International festivals so far and is described by John Fox and Sue Gill, founders of Welfare State International, as “beautiful and moving. Perfectly edited. One of those films like Buena Vista Social Club which should be in the league of prescribed regular viewing. A fable for peace. Better than happiness pills, we both welled up at such a life enhancing tale of age and wisdom.

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Festival Screenings for The German Who Came to Tea include…

Kingston NY Film Festival, New York, U S A – August 2013

Newburyport Documentary Film Festival – September 2013

Sacramento Film & Music Festival -September 2013

Cincinnati FIlm Festival Cincinnati, U S A, September 2013

New York City Independent Film Festival, October 2013

Mill Valley Film Festival, California, October 2013

Silent River Film Festival, California, October 2013

Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival, Arkansas, October 2013 – Winner ‘Best Short’

Newport Film Festival, Wales – nominated for ‘Best Director’ and ‘Best Short Film’ awards

Witney Film Festival, Oxfordshire, October 2013

Underwire Festival, London, November 2013 – nominated for ‘Best Producer’ award

Napa Valley Film Festival, November 2013

Lone Star Film Festival, Texas, November 2013

Bang! Short Film Festival, Nottingham, November 2013

Bath Film Festival, Bath, December 2013

Cumbria Short Film Competition, December 2013 – Winner ‘Best Short’

Dam Short Film Festival, Boulder City, Colerado, February 2014

Taos Shortz Film Fest, New Mexico, March 2014 – Winner ‘Documentary Honourable Mention’

Charleston International Film Festival, South Carolina, August 2014

Barrow Town Hall, 10th June 2014

Walney Community Centre, Thursday 26th June 2014

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