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  • Swedish Premiere

    Dear friends!

    On the Swedish side of the pond things have been afoot with Sandgrains over the last few months. Last year Zé and Gabriel went to the Alimenterre festival in Prague for two screenings of the film around the topic of food as a basic human right. We had a great time thanks to our lovely host Wendy, and the discussions following the film were really inspiring.

    In December Gabriel did a talk for the Swedish Green Party on the external dimension of EU fisheries, showing excerpts from the film, which in turn led to a recent screening of the film and a talk with Gabriel and MEP Isabella Lövin, who is in the film and is running for another term at the European Parliament. There is another fisheries deal coming up with Cape Verde in August, so we would really like to do a screening in Parliament prior to the vote.

    Also Doc Lounge Gothenburg, a documentary appreciation society, screened the film recently around the topic of crowdfunding, which in turn has led to our very first film festival in Sweden. Gothenburg Indie Film Fest is coming up on Friday the 23rd of May, so don’t miss out if you’re in town!

    What’s more, Zé just spent a month in Cape Verde, and the film was screened for our most important audience: the fishing families of Ribeira da Barca. They were ecstatic about it, and the TV station RTV did a four minute news piece with Zé about the film. This, from what we gather, has led to a public outcry, with the government pledging funds for artisanal fishers. We await more news on this.

    That’s all for now and big hugs from Sweden

  • USA and France Premieres for Sandgrains

    The first two festivals of 2014 bring Sandgrains for the first time to France and the USA.

    The documentary has been selected for the 22nd Edition of the Environmental Film Festival in the Nation's Capital in Washington DC. The screening is on the 27th of March at 6pm.

    In France Sandgrains has been requested by the International Film Festival 'Pecheurs du Monde', entirely dedicated to our oceans. The screening will be in Lorient on the 28th of March at 11am.

  • When the audience produces a film

    Here an extract from this article by our online distributors in Germany.

    "The intention of the documentary could not be more in harmony with it's whole evolution, for it is a film which denounces the environmental effects of global fishing. And it's success as a film is true thanks to the will and confidence of many different people who put their money into it."  Clara Rodríguez A.

    Read the whole piece here

  • Turkish Premiere

    Sandgrains has been selected to screen at the Which Human Rights? Film Festival, in the center of Istanbul, Turkey.

    It will show on the 18th of December 2013 at 7pm and on the 19th at 4:30pm!
    Join us also for a Q&A with director and producer Jordie Montevecchi.
    More details can be found here.

  • Sandgrains on

    Many articles have been published about Sandgrains lately. Now also Cape Verde is finally taking an interest. We're hoping to get the documentary screened by the national Cape Verdian broadcaster and hopefully cinemas and festivals, we're working on it but things go slow.

    In the meantime here is an article published by a site on Cape Verdian news, culture and entertainment. Thanks to Susana S. Duarte for the interest and making this possible, this article gave a nice push to the film in the country most of the footage has been coming from.

  • Italian Premiere in Bologna

    Sandgrains will premiere in Italy this coming Friday.
    We have been invited to screen at the beautiful Odeon Cinema in Bologna downtown by SALA DOC - Documentari al Cinema and Documentaristi Emilia Romagna

    The premiere will be followed by a Q&A with composer / sound engineer Mirco Buonomo and photographer / communication supervisor Francesca Tosarelli.

    Cinema Odeon, Bologna

    Fri.15 Nov. h 19:15
    Entry: €3,50 - Free for the first 10 students

  • VoD and Educational Distribution

    Sandgrains can now also be found on Video On Demand and as educational resource for universities and schools.
    We recently closed a deal with Realeyz, a Germen distribution platform.
    You can now stream and dowload-to-own our documentary on the Realeyz website, or buy a copy with educational rights at Realeyz E-Learning website.
    Thanks to Patricie Pouzarova for setting this up!

    If you are a student, teacher or professsor at a school or university, and would like to have Sandgrains in your video library, put in a request to get an educational copy and help us distribute the documentary to as many people as possible. Thanks!

  • Sandgrains on Sale!

    Last night Sandgrains went on sale on our website, this is what we woke up to this morning...
    After more than 4 years of production, Sandgrains is finally also available to the general public!!!

    You can get it as HD Download, Dvd, Bluray and you can now book a commercial Screening License.


  • Distribution with Motion Pictures

    This news comes a little late, but since beginning of August we have signed a contract for broadcast distribution of Sandgrains.
    After the Spring and Summer festival season we decided to close a deal with Motion Pictures, a Spanish distribution company.

    We gave Montse Portabella, head of the documentary department, the exclusive worldwide right to distribute our film to broadcasters, and we believe we have made an excellent choice. Already two deals have been signed off in Spain and Ireland, and she is in talks for more!

    This means we can finally relax a little and let professionals do what they know best. Dealing with contracts, buyers, delivery of materials and such is not in our hands anymore, and we can finally just sit back and wait to receive memo deals for our final approval!

    We still retain online, dvd, educational and theatrical distribution rights, which we'll give out on a non exclusive basis.

  • Sandgrains Belgian Premiere

    And yet another premiere for Sandgrains! This is the Belgian one at Festival des Libertés in Brussels.

    Coming up this Sunday the 20th of October 2013 at 15:45

    Visit this link for more info about places and tickets!

    After the very first sneak preview in November last year, now the final version again in the European capital!

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