Howdy! We’ve gone to a lot of festivals over the years, but one of our favorites has come to be the Fort Worth Indie Film Showcase!
We got into it first in 2017, but none of us could attend. Then, we got in again in 2018, and went… and then again in 2019. Between the quality of the festival, and the way that Bill Hass ran it (and the Texas food), we fell in love with the FWIFS & were very much looking forward to attending this year…
And then Covid happened. And the July festival was postponed until October. We hoped things would turn around and we’d be able to attend, but unfortunately we weren’t able to.
FIRST, I’ve Got You Beat, and Last Rehearsal of the Dangerous Kitten were all Official Selections. As was Sam Platizky’s Screenplay Off Script. First was nominated for Best “Foreign” (aka US but not Texas) Comedy Short & Off Script was nominated for Best Screenplay & Best Comedy Screenplay.
First didn’t win the award it was nominated for, but it did win a DIRECTORS’ CHOICE AWARD. And Off Script won Best Comedy Screenplay.
We are deeply honored to accept those wins, and look forward to returning to the FWIFS. Congratulations to Sam & the Cast & Crew of First and all of our Official Selections.