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Screenings & Publications

News and updates on Sandgrains screenings and publications, broadcasts, festivals and more.
  • Pong-Pesca & Sandgrains

    "Sandgrains, filmed in Cabo-Verde, a country that for several reasons is very close to us, focuses on one of the most relevant issues of the Common Fisheries Policy – it’s external dimension. Furthermore, it’s innovative production format is naturally appealing to PONG-Pesca and the organizations that comprise it".

    "Today, with the publication of the following article by the Matchbox Media Collective, we initiate a collaboration that hopefully will culminate with the screening of the documentary here in Portugal, during 2012".

    Here for the full article.

  • about Sandgrains

    The Leading Cape Verdean Diaspora News Site just published an article on Sandgrains by Richard Webb.

    The sita has ½ million visitors and 1 million pages read monthly.

    Follow this link to read the entire article.

  • Just Do It supporting Sandgrains

    Back in June, Just Do It producer Lauren Simpson met the team from Sandgrains as they presented their project at the Crowdfunding Pitch (coming a close second) at Sheffield Doc/Fest.

    Since then, the project has developed in leaps and bounds and the team of Just Do It has joined in supporting it.

    Read here the full article.

  • Matchbox Interviewed by Rai News

    Emanuela Bonchino of Rai News 24 (Italian National Broadcaster News Channel) interviews Francesca Tosarelli and Jordie Montevecchi of Matchbox Media Collective. The news piece covers Sandgrains as our main crowdfunded project, strategies of the collective and photography of Lampedusa and Occupy LSX.

    Thanks to Riccardo Frugone that made it possible!

    Here is the video! Also with English subtitles.

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  • Publication on Kids Talk Radio

    The full story of Sandgrains, written by director Gabriel Manrique and published by Kids Talk Radio in the USA.

    Here the link to the full article.

    Thanks so much for the pubblication!

  • Sandgrains at BAFTA Rushes Soho Shorts

    Sheffield Doc/Fest and Shooting People teamed up to present By Popular Demand: Crowdfunding Your Films Panel at the BAFTA Rushes Soho Shorts: Short Filmmakers' Market.

    The panel focused on how to raise funds, create a social impact, engaging communities, and what this means for film funding and business-building in the future.

    Jordie Montevecchi, co-director of Sandgrains was one of the filmmakers that was on the panel to speak about how to raise money and awareness from crowd/fans/audiences/frien​ds. A discussion to find out why crowdfunding matters beyond film from those using it for music, other arts funding, activism and social impact. In three flash half-hour discussions we’ll survey the practical uses of crowdfunding and how arts funding, media and society are changing right now through the wisdom/madness of crowds.

    here is an article on the event by Mike Chapman on Front Row Reviews.

    present on the panel:
    Michael Troughton - CEO of We Fund
    Gregory Vincent - CEO of Sponsume
    Jordie Montevecchi - Director of 'Sandgrains'
    Richard Shaw - Producer of 'How to Start a Revolution'
    Heather Leach - Director of 'Dancing with Hugo Boss'
    Moderator Helen Jack for Shooting People

  • 2nd place at the Crowdfunding Pitch!

    Back in London after an intense week of networking and documentaries.

    We arrived second at Sheffield Doc/Fest Crowdfunding Pitch, thanks to all of you!
    The online vote for Sandgrains was massive (187 votes!), but due to previously unknown rules, the present audience carried more weight.

    Thank you all for voting! It showed how much support we have!
    We now believe that we can have the film ready to screen at next years festival!

    The panel

  • Double Bill at Sheffield DocFest

    Walking around Sheffield you can see the city full of the festival's delegates with their pink passes and bags.

    2000 international delegates, over 100 documentaries, 70 industry sessions, pitching events, free drinks from the BBC and much more!

    Today we are pitching at the Frontline Club's Matchmaking event! The club championing independent journalism in the UK.
    A good test to prepare ourselves for the major pitch at the Crowdfunding Day tomorrow.

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