At the closing ceremony of the Kolkata Shorts International Film Festival a few days ago, Harry Chapman was awarded Best Director in the Documentary Section for “Florian’s Last Climb”. Many thanks to the jury and of course to my wonderful cast and crew without whom the film may have persisted only as a dream.
As we begin to emerge from lockdown and look round at a world changed, “Florian’s Last Climb” continues its rather astonishing little run in the Sub Continent with an Official Selection at the Kolkata Shorts International Film Festival, India. We will always need stories, especially when times are tough.
It’s small shakes in a world in crisis but at least a glimmer of sunnier times – with film festivals shutting their doors to protect staff and audiences – “Florian’s Last Climb” was screened at the Indian Film Festival in Hyderabad earlier this month and picked up the Jury Award for Best Documentary. Let’s hope there are good times ahead of us in the world and UK film industries after the tough times of the present.
“Florian’s Last Climb” continues its ascent in India with yet another score – selected to screen at the 4th Indian World Film Festival in Hyderabad this month. Many thanks to the festival for choosing us and best of luck to all the film makers taking part!
A 4th hit on the Sub-Continent! After Pune, Bangalore and Goa, “Florian’s Last Climb” has now been selected to screen at the New Delhi Film Festival in India in January. It’s never easy to predict which stories will score in which countries. Perhaps it’s a Himalayan connection?! Das ist gut!