Yes!!! We have entered a new phase of the walk, and it’s called the Film Festival Phase!
Our Bangkok Barcelona On Foot documentary film made its in-person debut in November at the Certamen de Cine de Viajes del Ocejón en el Montgó film festival.
It was so well received:
– About 90 people attended the screening.
– We had a standing-room crowd.
– Extra benches were arranged up front to welcome more people.
– Children with bendy legs found their place up front on the carpet under the screen
– After the viewing, Quim Badenes, our dear friend, visionary director and founder of Klimax films, and I fielded questions from a curious crowd of wanderlusters, and a few of them sought us out during the dinner break to continue the conversation about the ups and downs of walking 16,000 kilometers across two continents.
We didn’t win… there was only one prize for the audience’s favorite and that went to the sweet and talented Guillermo Peydro 👏… but our story was one of 15 selected from a pool of 115 travel films.
And, our screening came a few hours after Mama, the short film that won this year’s Goya Award (Spain’s version of the Oscars), so that’s pretty cool.
Our film was screened the same day as these amazing travel films:
But, like in our walk, kindness and togetherness are always the grand prize.
A very big thank you to Maria Jose, Alvaro, Barbara, Sergio, Carlos (times two), Rosa, Xelo, Tessa and all the organizers, staff and volunteers… You put on a great show! What an inspiring selection of films you shared with us. Amazing!
Thank you, too, for choosing our story for your big screen and for creating such a warm, inviting and family-style festival.
We felt your love.
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The festival poster found in various corners of the small and charming town of Jesús Pobre.
Quim and Jenn chilling out before the film screening. Photo credit: Gonzalo Ballester.
It’s worth mentioning….our film was also selected for this year’s Cardiff International Film Festival.
It was a virtual event with more formal category delineation, and we didn’t make the final cut for the documentary category. But we’re still proud of having a place there, too.