Saturday, 28 July 2007

Second International Infertility Film Festival - Seasons

Midnight! Welcome to the Second International Infertility Film Festival, based around the theme "Seasons". Our entrants have all put a great effort in, so I hope you enjoy the show. The Awards Ceremony will be held here on the 11th of August - giving you two weeks to vote for the People's Choice Award and otherwise put your two cents' worth in at the bottom of this post. Alchemy Cordial Company has generously donated three bottles of Love for our winners! But first, the entries:

KarenO brings us Season Of Hope - a beautiful film about hope, based on an inspirational poem by Miradied.

Spring Clean is my based-on-a-true-story video about loss, grief, and trying again. And scrubbing the kitchen floor with a toothbrush.

Jen gives us a beautiful insight into the strength of a relationship through the toughest days, in Infertility Journey - When The Rain Comes.

Karaoke Diva has an entry called Seasons of Love, to the song (from "Rent") by the same name. How do you measure a year in the life of an infertility patient?

Vee (and Max) have given us Spring - a beautiful song about pregnancy and loss, with gorgeous artwork to match.

Seasons of Hope and Despair is Pamela's collage of the emotions of infertility - the anticipation of a new treatment and the devastation of a failure.

Stirrup Queen and emerging songstress Melissa has a two-part entry. Mother Earth's Flower Shop is a song which helps explain alternative methods of family-building to young children. The same audience can gain an insight into loss through What The Gardner Knows. Bring tissues.

Seaons of Infertility is Z's entry in which she gives us a glimpse into the oh-so-involved process, before making her triumphant proclamation at the end.

Jenna gives us the R-rated version of a date with Dildocam - for over eighteens only - in Me and DC (check the sidebar). Then, in I Remember, she tells us of the best and worst days of her life.

For snappy music and great scenery, check out Jules' Nothing Will Stop Us. It's great to hear some toe-tapping confidence.

And there's a happy ending to Scott and Michele P's story of infertility, IVF, loss, and later successful pregnancy of identical twins in Seasons.

Like the show? Then Help Promote The Festival - on your websites, message boards, wherever!

And don't forget to vote for your favourite below. (I'd like to remind you that a vote for my film is a vote for environmental preservation and thriftiness, as I won't have to post one of the bottles of Love, but that wouldn't be fair, would it?)


Bea said...

Just popping in to remind you there's one Lucky Dip prize, one People's Choice, and another which I'll be awarding based around a set of criteria:

Handling of the theme.
Ability to evoke... something... in me (it's late, alright?)


DI_Dad said...

Bea - Congratulations to you and all this festivals participants. I had really wanted to enter htis as well but it just was not happening for me. Funny thing is that my diversionary (spelling?) blog is primarily my creating videos of a different nature. Again congrats the films are amazing once again. Regards. Eric

Jenna said...

Thanks for putting this together Bea. I'm having such a great time surfing from video to video. They are all so different, but I can see parts of myself and our journey in each.

wishingfor2 said...

this is so wonderful! This is the first time in 15 months that I have felt real support and like there are others who really do understand. Thanks for all your hard work putting this together. I just love viewing everyone's films. For me the real reward is sharing in this community.

~ Jen

Drowned Girl said...

Just started my 2ww after DE FET, and what more could I ask for to entertain me than all these beautiful, moving and clever films from so many talented people.

Thank you.

Imogen and David said...

Great job everyone!!!