2014-04-14 I 18:10OF KITES AND BORDERS wins the HAVANA STAR PRIZE FOR BEST DOCUMENTARY at Havana Film Festival New York. We are so thrilled and honored. Congrats to the whole crew and, again, we want to dedicate this award to Edie, Carmela, Fernando and Adrián, the kids who open their doors and hearts to us.
Yolanda Pividal (director) and Carmen Vidal (Photography) along with the members of the Jury.
Categories: Havana Film Festival Award
2014-03-10 I 16:20
It is all exciting news for Of Kites and Borders. Here is a list of the premieres for March and April 2014:
* Premiere in Spain at Malaga Film Festival on March 27th
* Premiere in New York at the prestigious Havana Film Festival NY on April 4th
* Premiere in Oregon at Ashland Independent Film Festival April 3rd -7th
2014-02-07 I 00:08
Here are some images of our Tijuana premiere. Cecut's theater was packed (over 200 people) and post-screening Q&A with the audience was amazing. Also, the panel discussion with Colef's scholars Aida Silva and Guillermo Alonso turned to be an extraordinary and revealing experience. But the best part came when we finally had the chance to share the film with some of the film's protagonists such as Edie and Carmela, who came to the screening with her siblings. They enjoyed the film and got a standing ovation from the public. It was a very emotional and intense night. We want to thank everyone who helped make this event happen and over all, we want to thank Edie, Carmela, and their families who opened their hearts and gave us their smiles once more.
Carmela and her sister, Almarosa, watch themselves in the screen at their home
Carlos Centeno (coproducer) and Yolanda Pividal (director) with Carmela and her siblings at the Theater's entrance right before the premiere
Carmela and her siblings get a standing ovation from the audience at the end of the film.
2014-01-25 I 21:32
Next Thursday January 30th, "Of Kites and Borders" will meet Tijuana audience for the first time in a special presentation organized by CECUT, a landmark in the city's cultural life, and the prestigious COLEF Research Center. This will be an open to the public premier that will also offer a panel discussion with anthropologists and experts from both sides of the wall, as well as a Q&A with Yolanda Pividal, director, Carlos Centeno and Abraham Avila, members of the production crew. This will be a very thrilling moment for our film since we hope we will have the chance to finally share the film with Edie, Carmela, Fernando and Adrián, its protagonists. We will keep you posted!
What: "Made in Tijuana" special presentation.
Where: Carlos Monsiváis Theater. CECUT Tijuana (Mexico)
When: January 30th at 7pm (Panel discussion, Q&A and reception will follow the screening).
2013-12-12 I 16:51Of Kites and Borders has travelled to La Havana (Cuba) to be part of one of the most important events for Latin American cinema. The screening will be on Friday, December 13 @ 3pm at Infanta Cinema.
2013-11-12 I 05:07
2013-10-28 I 17:25Of Kites and Borders is taking on its Latin American premiere at the exceptional DocsDF this week. Our screening dates:
* Wednesday, Oct 30th (Cinemex Plaza Insurgentes) at 9:45pm
* Thursday, Oct 31st (at Cineteca Nacional) at 4pm
* Friday, Nov 1st (Munal) at 4pm
* Saturday, Nov 2nd (Instituto Goethe) at 8:30pm
Yolanda Pividal (director/producer), Teresa Garcia (coproducer) and Sara Booth (coproducer and coeditor) will be there for Q&A with the audience.
We are so thrilled to finally share our film at the other side of the border!
2013-10-07 I 07:50Of Kites and Borders has been awarded Best Documentary at our premiere at the San Diego Film Festival 2013. During these days, we also had the chance to meet and discuss the film with scholars and researchers at a special event at University of California, San Diego. Having such an amazing response from both the festival audience and the experts on the US / Mexico border makes this award even sweeter. The journey for Of Kites and Borders hast just begun and we don´t know where it will take us, but it is clear we couldn't have had a better starting point. We will continue to keep you posted. Look forward to our next post about our Mexican premiere at Docs DF!
2013-09-18 I 19:17After more than four years of hard work, "Of Kites and Borders" is ready to take on the real world. We want to say THANK YOU to all the comrades, professionals and friends who have supported this project over the years. Here is our poster, designed by our great collaborators and friends of Eragin. We also want to send a special thanks to Evasion, that so kindly welcomed our project into their studio
Categories: The takeoff of Fighting Kites
2013-03-14 I 15:18Great News!
The Countdown has begun and Of kites and Border (previously known as Fighting Kites) is taking the final post production stage.
We want to welcome aboard our newest supporter: La Bocina. This is a sound studio based in Madrid that has worked in some of the most important Spanish films of the recent years such as The Skin I live In (dir. Pedro Almodóvar) and Even The Rain, dir. Icíar Bollaín, just to name a few...
We want to thank them and specially Alex, our fantastic sound editor!
Categories: The Countdown