Summer News / by Kevin Pontuti


ONERE wins awards in France
June got off to a great start with ONERE winning best short film at the Solaris Film Festival in Nice, France. Lead actress, Alexandra Loreth, also won best actress for her performance. The Solaris Film Festival is dedicated to the late Russian filmmaker Andrei Tarkovsky.

We've had many inquiries regarding where to see ONERE and we’re pleased to share the following venues and platforms where ONERE can be viewed this July:

tao films VoD
Starting July 1st, ONERE will be available on tao films VOD. This limited release is part of a curated program of contemplative films and slow cinema by Nadin Mai. An interview with director Kevin Pontuti accompanies the film. 

Vienna Independent Film Festival
ONERE will screen at the Vienna Independent Film Festival on Wednesday, July 5th. Schedule and tickets can be found on the festival website.

San Francisco Frozen Film Festival
Join us at the famous Roxie Theater in San Francisco on Saturday, July 17th
for the West Coast premiere of ONERE. Director Kevin Pontuti and actress Alexandra Loreth will be attending. Tickets can be purchased on The Roxie Theater website.

We have have finished post production on a new film — VANITÀ. This film is the third installment in our Poetry of Penance project, which uses magical realism to explore themes related to resilience and self-acceptance. VANITÀ was partly inspired by the historical tradition of Vanitas painting. The film explores topics related to obsessive compulsive behavior, notions of self-image, and destructive behaviors relating to vanity. More information can be found on the project website

Kevin Pontuti’s new appointment as director of the Media X program at University of the Pacific in Stockton, California starts July 1. Read the press release here.