So... we've been rejected by a few, but accepted by a couple of gems;
The AWARENESS FILM FESTIVAL (in downtown L.A.) screened it, and those who came applauded loudly.
Skye Kelly, director, Awareness Film Festival, wrote: “The film’s subject is hard to believe, that something like this could happen and no one would just step up for a life. The film doesn’t really give answers; it creates more questions about our morality, red tape and how we respond to the mentally ill. It was an important film to screen as a memorial to Raymond Zack and an eye opener to what could occur again if we don’t show our displeasure with what happened in his case.”
The GLOBAL PEACE FILM FESTIVAL in Orlando FL. was great. It's a small non-juried festival, that treats its invited filmmakers with real dignity and honor. They even picked my wife and me up at the airport and chauffered us to the two screenings. Each show was followed by a "Q & A" which lasted 3o minutes (the 1st) and 40 minutes (the 2nd). The audience was so involved in the characters and the lessons to be drawn from the film.... it was thrilling for me to feel Shallow Waters' impact!