Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Iowa Film Fest Selects 'Press For Truth'

The producers of Press For Truth received the following email this morning from Bonnie Schmidt, the co-director of the Iowa Indie Film Festival:
"The board of the IIFF is very happy to inform you that your documentary film 'Press for Truth' has been chosen for this years festival. Congratulations! Your film is very powerful... It will be screened twice, Friday, July 15th, at 3pm, and Sunday, July 17th, at 4pm. It will screen in two separate venues."
Late last year, the IIFF requested the filmmakers submit the movie to the fest after one of its board members saw it on Netflix and felt it would fit their "goal to show films that will powerfully impact and change people... or at least the way they think."

Since the producers began monitoring web site traffic in July 2007, Iowa has remained #30 among visitors from U.S. states, exactly what one would expect based on it being the 30th most populous state in the country. Essentially, Iowans have been no more nor less interested in Press For Truth than the rest of the country. Perhaps its run in this festival will tip the scales?

More updates to come.