This week Aconite Productions are in Amsterdam for the 30th edition of IDFA!
It has been a great pleasure to attend this event; meeting other creative minds and watching exciting new films premiere on screen. IDFA is a celebration of creativity in the documentary industry and we are delighted to be involved.
Here’s some of our team; Aimara Reques, Lorna Ferguson and Elizabeth Benjamin
at the event.
Aconite is delighted to announce that Elizabeth Benjamin has now joined our family, as a Producer of Marketing and Distribution. A communications specialist for 14 years, and an impact producer since 2007, Elizabeth brings her expertise and enthusiasm to Aconite.
“I began my career working at the British Film Institute developing a passion for artistic and socially minded films. I’ve worked with a range of filmmakers over the years, from Shane Meadows and The Dardenne Brothers to the late Mike Grigsby, Penny Woolcock and Laura Poitras. Aconite has a great slate and I am excited to be part of the team.”
Meanwhile, after a successful world premiere in Sheffield Doc/Fest in June, BRASILIA: LIFE AFTER DESIGN has hit the road, and is now touring in Festivals around the world to include: Bergen International Film Festival in Norway; Arquiteturas Film Festival in Lisbon, Melbourne’s Environmental Film Festival, Planet in Focus Film Festival in Toronto, Margaret Mead Film Festival in New York…
Aconite is growing in scale and ambition, with new projects in our minds and hearts.
This week is a very special moment as we are celebrating Aconite Productions’ 7 years of existence.
We did not offer aconites to each other; the deadly queen of poisons is better off your hands. However, it wasn’t without excitement that I decided to make a little surprise cake, which led to a wee impromptu celebration. I must admit, the prospect of having another taste of Aimara’s delectable Porto motived me as well. So, did I make an apricot and almond tart. The team’s taste buds seemed delighted (promised, one day, I’ll write a blog about cooking).
Now our stomachs content, our glasses emptied, the emotion comes over! Our smiles say it for us: we are glad to be here! And this would have not happened without our collaborators, partners, funders, family, friends, pets, plants, stones, sunshine and rain – thank you all! From Venezuela to Gaza, Georgia to Scotland, Greenland to Brasilia, Russia to USA; all our productions and co-productions have humbly attempted to encourage a meaningful change, an engaging perspective. This is our flame within us, what leads us, motivates us.
Now the celebration may be over, but it’s full of enthusiasm that we get back to work, and look ahead. Further compelling documentaries are on the horizon. Our ambitions are also local: we want to make the Burgh Business Centre a new hub for creativity, film making and social enterprise. We are going to work hard on it. But don’t worry, I’ll sneak in here every now and then to keep you up to date!
This week Aconite Productions are in Amsterdam for the 30th edition of IDFA! It has been a great pleasure to … Read more
There’s much excitement at Aconite this week in anticipation of the sold out Scottish premiere screening of BRASILIA: Life After Design tomorrow night at Glasgow Film Festival Read more