Exciting news from Elegy from the international film festival circuit. Elegy has won no less than four awards, and has made the official selection for festivals as far afield as Russia and Venice.
Nitehawk shorts festival in NY awarded director Chad Gardella with the Panavision grant and granted him $7,500 for his next film. Somerville International film festival in Boston named Elegy Best Undergound Film. Shorts on Tap in London, gave us multiple encore screenings and selected us as one of the Best of Shorts on Tap for 2017. Portland Horror Film Festival awarded Elegy with the Bloody Judge Award - They asked Guest Judge Richard Stanley (Director of Hardware, Dust Devil) to weigh in and choose his favorite film. I think the one that rises to the top of the pack must be ‘ELEGY’ …with its artsy Terence Malick style introspection. With intense and gorgeous close-up nature photography, lyrical transitions, and sound design, “Elegy” is an extremely accomplished experimental film. Gardella deftly weaves images together, creating an emotional and existential catharsis.
Here are some the gorgeous, eerie posters for the festival screenings.