Ian’s debut film emerged as the winningest Official Selection out of more than 50 screened feature-length narratives, documentaries and short films at the 17th annual Spokane International Film Festival. Ian was the recipient of the Most Promising Filmmaker award, a distinction given out yearly by the prominent Eastern Washington festival. The SpIFF jury crowned ‘From the Sky’ Best Mid-Length Film, while festival filmgoers gave the film its first Audience Award by voting it Best of the NW Short.
For the full list of winners, visit: http://spokanefilmfestival.org/awards
The 14th festival appearance for ‘From the Sky’ will happen as an official selection of the 14th annual Bellingham Human Rights Film Festival. The film screens Saturday, February 28 at 2:15PM inside the Fairhaven College Auditorium at Western Washington University. Ian is scheduled to attend and participate in a Q&A following the screening.
For more, visit: http://bhrff.webs.com/
Mohamad Tamimi has won Best Supporting Actor from The Short Film Awards for his performance in Ian’s debut ‘From the Sky.’ Mohamad was recognized out of hundreds of submissions from 30 countries, and was chosen as the winner of the five nominees during the awards ceremony in New York City on December 13th.
‘From the Sky’ was nominated four times by The Short Film Awards. Ian received two nominations for Best Writing and Best Directing, and Maz Siam received a nomination for Best Actor.
The popular website featuring the “best scripted shorts online” chose ‘From the Sky’ to be featured as a Daily Short Pick. Follow the link for the film and write up.
From the Sky | Film Shortage Daily Short Pick
The Forum Film Festival, which programmed its annual event in 2014 with law and justice related films including ‘Camp X-Ray’ with Kristen Stewart and ‘Zero Dark Thirty’ with Jessica Chastain, honored ‘From the Sky’ with the award for Best Short and Best Screenplay. Ian’s debut as writer/director screened with other selected films during the festival’s closing night shorts competition and awards ceremony in the Time Warner Screening Room at NYU School of Law.
‘From the Sky’ writer/director Ian Ebright was interviewed by the art-centric website Middle East Revised. The discussion focused on the motivation and inspiration behind the film, including the films of Peter Weir and Werner Herzog and a key quote from C.S. Lewis. Ian also elaborates on the film’s themes of retaliation and peace. Follow the link to read more.
(Interview) From the Sky: The Story of Drones and Resistance
‘From the Sky’ will have its Oregon premiere when it screens twice over the next two weeks at the 41st annual NW Filmmakers’ Festival. Those interested can catch the film on Sunday, November 9 at 6:30PM with a Q&A featuring writer/director Ian Ebright. The second screening will happen Friday, November 14 at 7PM but with no Q&A. Both screenings are at the Whitsell Auditorium inside the Portland Art Museum. For more general festival info, visit: http://festivals.nwfilm.org/nwfest41/
(Sunday 11/9): NW Filmmakers’ Festival Shorts III
(Friday 11/14): NW Filmmakers’ Festival Shorts III
‘From the Sky’ has been chosen as an official selection of the Forum International Short Film Competition at NYU Law School. The film will play with other short film finalists on Thursday, November 6 at 7PM in the Time Warner Screening Room and will be followed by an awards ceremony. Forum boasts an impressive lineup of speakers including former Presidents and current Supreme Court Justices as they explore films that touch on law and justice. Tickets are free through the link below:
FOLCS International Short Film Competition Screening