Love is All You Need? The Movie will be screening at festivals internationally this year. These festivals are confidential until their final line-ups are made public, typically a month prior to their start dates. We'll keep you updated as new festival appearances are announced.
2016 FESTIVAL CIRCUIT
After much success with the film festival circuit in 2016, "Love Is All You Need?" will be coming to the screen globally soon.
NEWPORT BEACH FILM FESTIVAL - APRIL 22 & 28
The Newport Beach Film Festival seeks to bring to Orange County the best of classic and contemporary filmmaking from around the world. Committed to enlightening the public with a first-class international film program as well as providing a forum for cultural understanding and enriching educational opportunities, the Festival focuses on showcasing a diverse collection of both studio and independent films.
Friday, April 22
Thursday, April 28
We're thrilled to announce that LIAYN? received the Newport Beach Film Festival Outstanding Achievement in Filmmaking - Ensemble Cast award.
CLEVELAND INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL - APRIL 7 & 8
At the 40th annual Cleveland International Film Festival, Love is All You Need? has been nomiated for the American Independents Competition and the ReelWomenDirect Award for Excellence in Directing by a Woman.
Thursday, April 7 at 4:00 pm
Friday, April 8 at 8:30 pm
Set in the home of the world’s most influential media technology companies (Apple, Cisco, Facebook, Twitter, Netflix, LinkedIn etc.) Cinequest showcases premier films, renowned and emerging artists, and breakthrough technology—empowering global connectivity between creators, innovators and audiences.
LIAYN? made its World Premiere on Saturday, March 5 at The California Theater of San Jose, CA. Additional screenings were held on 3/6, 3/9 & 3/13.
Out of 170 films, LIAYN? received the New Vision Award, which "pays homage to the director whose film best reflects the future," and was selected for an exclusive encore performance.
CINEQUEST - SAN JOSE, CA: MARCH 5, 6 & 9 *PLUS MARCH 13 ENCORE*
The mission of CAYFILM is to promote and elicit appreciation for the art form through inspirational education and unique entertainment experiences.
"Love is all you need?" is nominated for best feature film, and has recieved a special rating by the Cayman Island FIlm Commission so that it can be shown at the festival.
Proposed new legislation gives the board the remit to consider numerous factors, including whether the movie meets the standards of “morality, decency and propriety” of the community, when issuing rating certificates.
UPDATE: WE WON!
CAYMAN ISLANDS Film Festival
Special Screening: North Carolina
Thursday, June 16th
Filmmaker K. Rocco Shields hosts an exclusive screening of the award-winning, anti-bullying film Love is All You Need? in North Carolina on Thursday, June 16. The movie is followed by a Q&A with Shields, lead actress Briana Evigan (Step Up 2) and other cast as well as Blake Cooper Griffin (Ride), Mike C. Manning (The Real World) and YouTube sensations / LGBT activists Bria and Chrissy.
While many artists responded to HB2 by boycotting North Carolina, Shields was instead motivated to bring her film specifically there. "There are many kinds of people in North Carolina, and this movie is for all of them," said Shields. "My intention is to inspire an open conversation on tolerance and diversity at one of the places that needs to discuss these topics the most right now."
MiFo LGBT FILM FESTIVAL APRIL 30
The MiFo LGBT Film Festival is committed to its mission: to inspire, entertain, and educate the public, encourage a sense of community through international and culturally diverse film, video, and other media that offer historical and contemporary perspectives on the gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender experience.
LIAYN? will screened as the Closing Night Film on Saturday, April 30.