Our special offer has ended. Thanks to everyone who watched and wrote a review. You can still watch Rites of Passage at Vimeo on Demand. Paste this link into your browser. https://vimeo.com/ondemand/...
Here are the links for IMDB and Letterboxd where you can rate and write a review (you will need to join first if you are not already a member, but it's easy). Also if any of you write your own blogs, we would love to link to any writing about the film. Every thing helps to spread the word.
Made with a message of hope, Rites of Passage is a raw, uncensored and honest film inspired by the life experiences of the young people involved in the making of this powerful feature-length drama. Six interwoven stories show these teenagers negotiating the dangers and discoveries of their age and because the cast were also the crew what emerges is a self portrait of resilient kids responding to the challenges surrounding them. They might live in public housing and come from families that have seen disadvantage and hardship. But with frankness and courage, these young people have dipped below the surface of their often tough exteriors to reveal what’s going on inside their lives.
WINNER: Special Jury Mention: Warsaw Film Festival
Free Spirit Competition
(for independent and rebellious films from around the world)
Warsaw is one of 14 events recognized by the International Federation
of Film Producers Associations (www.fiapf.org) as international
competative film festivals – next to Cannes, Venice and Berlin.
WINNER: BEST FILM
Auburn International Film Festival for Children and Young Adults
In Competition: Films Made by Adults for Children and Young Adults
Sept 2013 Auburn, Australia
Sao Paolo International Film Festival (Mostra)
Nominated for International Jury Award: New Filmmakers Competition
WINNER: Best Editing: Cyprus International Film Festival
Golden Aphrodite Competition: First Feature Premieres, Oct 2013
Oulu International Film Festival for Children and Young People
Nominated for Tomorrow Award.
WINNER: Most Innovative Production, OVAS (Online Video Awards) Australia
Also Nominated for Best Drama and Best Collaboration
Social Justice Film Festival
Seattle, USA, Oct 2013
Bolder Life Festival
Colorado, USA, Nov 2013
WINNER: People’s Choice Award: Bay Street Film Festival
Thunder Bay, Canada, Sept 2013
WINNER: Best Director: First Feature
Colorado International Film Festival, Aug 2013
WINNER: Honorable Mention
International Film Awards Berlin, Aug 2013
WEBSITE AND CONTACTS