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SXSW 2017

We are incredible happy and proud that

Bill Frisell, A Portrait

(Australia, 2017, 114′)

By Australian filmmaker (and musician!) Emma Franz has been selected for the

2017 SXSW – DOCUMENTARY FEATURE COMPETITION

A quote from the SXSW website:

Ten real world stories that demonstrate innovation, energy and bold voices. Selected from 973 feature doc submissions in 2017.”

Synopsis: A character portrait of anti-archetype guitar hero, Bill Frisell, this nuanced film traces the ideas and processes hat shaped Frisell’s music, and provides rare insight into the mind and personality of one of the significant musicians of recent decades. Full of live music, revealing stories, and intimate access to the normally reclusive Frisell, various collaborations are followed from development to fruition, including the last ever performance of the Paul Motian Trio with Frisell and Joe Lovano. Also featuring Bonnie Raitt, Hal Willner, Paul Simon, Nels Cline, Joey Baron, Jim Hall, Jason Moran, Mike Gibbs, John Zorn, Jack DeJohnette, Ron Carter and John Abercrombie.

For more info please check: Billfrisell.com/bio & BillFrisellFilm.com & EmmaFranz.com 

CHANGE OF FOCUS FOR FILMS TRANSIT INTERNATIONAL

Montreal, Spring 2016

Dear All,

As you may have noticed, Films Transit International is changing its focus this year. After having been a (documentary) Sales Agent for more than 30 years, I have decided to scale down the sales business a bit and assume more of a consulting and producing role instead of continuing to bring a slate of new docs on the market every season.

This year I also became the Head of Studies at the Documentary Campus Masterschool in Munich, Germany. I find my new position to be very exciting. It will require about a third of my time.

The second third I will consult and exec produce, and continue to bring the occasional feature doc to the market. Likely no more than seven titles per year, docs that I feel very passionate about, all with strong international appeal.

The remaining time I will attend film festivals, take part in workshops and sit on panels to give free advise to the younger generation, who are eager to be part of this exciting, but challenging industry.

With best regards to you all!

Jan

PS: The Montreal office will continue to function with John Nadai as my right hand. In New York, Diana Holtzberg will remain my collaborator for the US market. She, however, has started her own company East Village Entertainment and will take on her own projects as well, beside being involved in Films Transit International activities.