The class project of the July 2009 class, For Once in My Life, is scheduled for nationwide broadcast on February 1, 2011 at 10PM as part of the PBS series Independent Lens. The film will also be released on DVD in February 2011. For Once in My Life was edited by TEC alum, Amy Foote. The film hopes to “shatter preconceived notions about what people with disabilities are capable of,” and has picked up awards from a number of festivals, including the International Documentary Association (IDA), SXSW, and the Sarasota Film Festival. Learn more about the film, its television premiere, and DVD release here.
For Once in My Life, the project of the July 2009 6-week class, was one of five films to win an award from the International Documentary Association. FOIML was awarded the IDA Music Documentary Award and will be honored at a gala in December at the Director's Guild Theater. TEC alum, Amy Foote, was the film's editor.
For Once in My Life, the project of the July 2009 6-week class, will be featured in the 2010 DocuWeeks Showcase. DocuWeeks is an annual event sponsored by the International Documentary Association, which helps independent documentaries screen in both NYC and LA, the two cities that films need to screen in in order to qualify for an Oscar nomination. For Once in My Life was edited by alum Amy Foote, and has won a number of accolades from film festivals, including the "Audience Award" at the South by Southwest Film Festival and the "Audience Award for Best Documentary" at both the Sarasota Film Festival and Nashville Film Festival, respectively. For more information on DocuWeeks and For Once in My Life screening times, click here.
For Once in My Life, the class project of the July 2009 6-week class and edited by TEC alum, Amy Foote, continues to receive positive praise and win awards. After winning the Audience Award for Best Documentary Feature at SXSW, the documentary has walked away with the Audience Award for Best Documentary Feature at the Sarasota Film Festival, the Best Documentary Award at the Sonoma International Film Festival, and both the Audience Award and the Jury Prize for Music Impact Award at the Nashville Film Festival. The film follows the Spirit of Goodwill Band -- a band composed of 28-members, all of whom are either physically or mentally disabled, as they prepare themselves for a performance at the Miami Center for the Performing Arts.
For Once in My Life, a project of the July 2009 6-week class, won the Audience Award for Best Documentary Feature at SXSW. The film has been receiving praise from many places including Cinematical, which writes, "South by Southwest has a great history of introducing documentaries to audiences. Some have even ended up on the shortlist and final lists for Oscar. Of all the ones I have seen so far from this fest, one Oscar will have a hard time avoiding is this film…" The film was edited by TEC alum, Amy Foote.
Four Edit Center class films to play SXSW in March. Cold Weather (July 2009), Strange Powers: Stephin Merritt and The Magnetic Fields (July 2008 & September 2008), For Once in My Life (July 2009), and fresh off its Sundance win, Winter's Bone (May 2009). For Once in My Life was edited by TEC Alum Amy Foote, Strange Powers was edited by Sarah Devorkin, co-edited by Naomi Goodman and assisted by Kathryn Schubert -- all of whom are alums. Winter's Bone was cut by TEC instructor, Affonso Gonçalves.