In addition to our PBS broadcast holiday season 2013, we are delighted to announce that Xmas Without China is being distributed by the fabulous Bullfrog Films in the US, and by the intrepid Scorpion TV in foreign markets!

Know a school, university, festival or series that wants to show the film? Contact Bullfrog Films!

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XMAS WITHOUT CHINA premiered at SXSW this year, where Pulitzer Prize-winning James V. Grimaldi of The Wall Street Journal called the film “a surprising, sweet, funny documentary that provokes without sermons.” (March 10, 2013). The film has played in festivals in San Francisco, Los Angeles and New York, where it won BEST COMEDY at the Friars Club Comedy Film Festival, and recently in Telluride, where it sold out its scheduled screenings, prompting the MountainFilm Festival to add an additional screening that also sold out!

Check out this review — we’re so impressed by how thoughtfully this was written! Flixist Review

SXSW 2013 Film Festival

We are proud to announce that Xmas Without China will have its WORLD PREMIERE at the SXSW 2013 FILM FESTIVAL in Austin, TX!  As part of the official selection of Documentary Spotlight, the film will screen both opening and closing weekends.  The filmmakers and some of the key characters in the documentary will be present!
Join us at a SXSW screening!
Screening times and venues (subject to change):
Sunday, March 10 at 7:00 PM – Rollins Theatre at The Long Center (Cast and Crew in attendance)
Monday, March 11 at 4:00 PM – SXSatellite: Alamo Village  (Cast and Crew in attendance)
Saturday, March 16 at 4:00 PM – Alamo Ritz 2 (Composer Kenneth Pattengale scheduled to appear)
Since the announcement, we have been mentioned in the press:
THANK YOU for your support of the film….Here we go!!  Looking forward to showing you the film in a festival near you soon…

From Rough to Fine Cut

We were invited to the Chicken & Egg Pictures Editing Workshop – From Rough to Fine Cut, which was great for the feedback, but also for the camaraderie with the other filmmakers in the room, including from veteran documentary editor Mary Manhardt Judith Helfand and Iyabo Boyd from Chicken & Egg, and the filmmakers from The New Black, Fighting Kites and Breaking the Code. They confirmed it: we’re nearly there with Xmas Without China!

2012 Reel Economy

We were invited to the 2012 REEL ECONOMY Residency in Washington D.C.! Put on by the good people at Working Films, Chicken & Egg Pictures and the Fledgling Fund, we were thrilled to join the residency, where we shared our documentary with a group of other awesome filmmakers and non-profit organizations, and worked to develop strategies for outreach and engagement around the economic issues that unite us.

Chicken & Egg Pictures

We are also delighted to report that we have received an “I Believe In You” grant commitment from Chicken & Egg Pictures, who are “dedicated to supporting women filmmakers who are as passionate about the craft of storytelling as they are about the social justice, environmental and human rights issues they’re embracing, translating and exploring on film.”