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Tonight I’ll be at the Coney Island Film Festival for the 7pm shorts screening, including Speed of Fencing! Online it says the screening is sold out (!) but if you still want to go, they will have some unclaimed filmmaker tickets available. Follow my tweets from the event @HollyBuechel

See you on the boardwalk!

Get ready New York…Speed of Fencing is coming to Coney Island! Get your tickets in advance for the September 22, 7pm Saturday screening of Speed of Fencing!

Purchase them here: http://shop.coneyisland.com/cgi-bin/commerce.cgi?preadd=action&key=1525

There’s also a Facebook page create by the festival for that night’s screening: https://www.facebook.com/events/380733711995991/

And if you can’t get enough, check out my Indie Spirit Film Festival pal David Spaltro’s amazing feature film, Things I Don’t Understand, on Sunday at 5pm: http://www.coneyislandfilmfestival.com/programs12/program15.htm

I had a GREAT time at the Tampa Bay Independents’ Film Festival this past weekend. Lucy Griggs, the festival’s director, did a phenomenal job and was my new best friend. I met many wonderful filmmakers from the Tampa Bay area as well as fans of films.

The opening movie, a Keanu Reeves produced documentary called Side By Side, was one of my favorites. It discusses the history of film and its new competitor: the digital era. As an editor, I was especially interested in the past process of my career and happy to be part of the future of my medium (although they did neglect to discuss the impact of indie documentaries). Another feature documentary I enjoyed was Nothing Like Chocolate, for bringing awareness to child labor issues surrounding the chocolate industry. My favorite narrative feature was Jeremy Fink and the Meaning of Life for it’s child-like, magical adventure through New York City. This film was very well produced and reminded me a lot of Big (with Tom Hanks) not only because of the fortune teller in Coney Island element, but for it’s sense of wonder and discovery. Several shorts were also very impressive, including A Little Push, The Lone Warrior, Venus vs Mars, Pathways, Heads Up, and Vibrations.

Congrats to all of the filmmakers and thank you Tampa!

 

It’s finally here! I’m off to the Tampa Bay International Film Festival today and couldn’t be more excited! Click on the image and play the trailer to catch a glimpse of some of the films showing (including Speed of Fencing!)

The schedule is jam packed with amazing films. Speed of Fencing will be playing on Saturday at 6:30pm in the Short Program, Screening #13. A full schedule can be found here: http://independentsfilmfest.com/ under the Events tab. See you there!

Speed of Fencing is playing in New York again! Recently, Speed of Fencing has been accepted to the Coney Island Film Festival. I’ve always wanted to attend this festival (plus, I’ve never been to Coney Island), so I’m really excited! 🙂 When the final schedule is up I’ll include all the details. But for now, put the weekend of September 21-23, 2012 in your calendars.

After an amazing two weeks of Olympic sports, the US Fencing team walked away with it’s first medal in women’s epee. BRONZE!!! I can’t say how proud I am of the team and for being part of it throughout this quad. It was even more special to be in the audience cheering for them. Congrats to Maya Lawrence, Susie Scanlan, Kelley and Courtney Hurley.

Team USA also had fourth places in Men’s Epee, Women’s Saber, and Men’s Foil. Further evidence that our country is one of the top program for fencing in the world. Congrats to you all!

And congratulations to all our of fencers, athletes, coaches, supporters, and referees for taking part in a wonderful Olympic Games. You did a great job, London…now on to Rio 2016!