Vegucated world premiered on September 10th, 2011 at the Toronto Independent Film Festival, where it won Best Documentary and doubled the record for largest attendance at the festival. Since then, it has been selected for nine more film festivals and garnered more awards. Here’s the film festival history so far:
After the sold-out U.S. premiere in New York City on October 13th, we took the film the next day to the Show Me Justice Film Festival in Warrensburg, Missouri, where we won over the hearts of our Midwestern audience.
In November, we premiered in Ohio at the Columbus International Film & Video Festival, which is the longest-running film festival in the country. There, we were thrilled to pick up a Chris Award for best educational film.
We started off 2012 with a bang at the Artivist Film Festival NYC Tour. Vegucated screened as part of the Animal Advocacy Program and finished the evening with a panel discussion with NYC-based leaders in the field of animal protection.
In February, we were delighted to hear that The Cinema Verde Environmental Film and Arts Festival in Gainesville, Florida awarded us with the “Best Food Issue” award for film tackling how our food choices affect the environment.
That month we also found out that we were accepted into the Environmental Film Festival in the Nation’s Capital, which is the largest environmental film festival in the country. With 180 films to screen at one single festival, they got creative with venues and selected a high school for our screening venue. Thanks to the Georgetown Day School Environmental Club for co-hosting this full screening.
In May, Vegucated screened in Newcastle, Cardiff, and Leicester as part of the the UK Green Film Festival.
Since then, the film has been selected for the Dominican Republic Environmental Film Festival, which took place Sept. 5-9th, with several screenings across the country, from Santiago to Santo Domingo. We were so honored to be a part and delighted to send producer Demetrius Bagley down to represent our team.
In October, Vegucated will have its Montana premiere as part of the Montana CINE International Film Festival in Missoula sometime between October 17th and 23rd.
In early November, 2012 it will play at the American Conservation Film Festival in historic Shepherdstown, WV.
Around the same time, the 19th annual Barcelona International Environmental Film Festival will host the Spanish premiere of our film. We’re honored to be one of only two U.S.-based documentaries of the fifteen international features selected.